Gun Oil Wear Test – FireClean CLP

I’ve used FireClean CLP on my Zastava MPAP AK-47 and it seemed to work great. It cleaned everything well and lubricated too. Let’s see how good FireClean is at reducing metal wear, scientifically.

Gun Oil Wear Test - FireClean CLP

Here’s the FireClean CLP and the test equipment…6061-T6 aluminum alloy base and sled or test block. I use 6061 aluminum because it is much softer than steel and will show wear much faster. The test consist of lubricating both surfaces of the base and sled and then sliding it back and forth like a gun action. Then analyze the surfaces for wear or scratches.

Gun Oil Wear Test - FireClean CLP

Here’s a topside view of the wear test equipment. All surfaces are polished with 400 grit sandpaper and cleaned before each test.

Gun Oil Wear Test - FireClean CLP

Here is a mid-stream photo during the wear test. I end the test after 75 cycles. One cycle is one back and forth motion.

Gun Oil Wear Test - FireClean CLP Results

Here’s the bottom surface of the block or sled. Let’s clean it off and see how much wear has resulted.

Gun Oil Wear Test - FireClean CLP Results

You can see 2 areas of wear…far left side and far right. FireClean is a pretty good lubricant and did well in this test.

Conclusion: FireClean CLP is a good lubricant that also cleans and protects metal against corrosion. I would rate it 3.75 stars out of 5 stars. It’s not the best lubricant but is far from the worst. It’s also non-toxic and has no odor. I do like FireClean. If you are interested in trying it, here is a link to buy some online….FireClean CLP at Amazon.com