Gun Oil Wear Test – FrogLube CLP Paste

FrogLube CLP is an excellent cleaner, lubricant and protectant. I’ve used it for many years. Let’s put it to a metal wear test and see how it compares to other gun oils.

Gun Oil Wear Test - Froglube CLP Paste

I used 2 pieces of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy in the gun oil wear test. Basically a smaller aluminum sled is slid against a larger base numerous times and then the 2 contact metal surfaces are analyzed. I use aluminum because it is softer than steel and will wear more easily and faster. You can see the smaller block of aluminum or the “sled” on top of the larger base.

Gun Oil Wear Test - Froglube CLP Paste

Here’s a better view of the aluminum base and sled. The surfaces of the aluminum are polished with 400 grit sandpaper to provide a uniform finish which makes it easy to see any resulting wear.

Gun Oil Wear Test - Froglube CLP Paste

Here’s the FrogLube CLP Paste. It’s easy to apply, has a very pleasant smell and is non-toxic. I’ll apply it to the top surface of the aluminum base and the bottom surface of the sled with a few clean patches.

Gun Oil Wear Test - Froglube CLP Paste

This is after the test was completed. I performed 75 cycles. One cycle is the forward and back motion of the sled on top of the base. No downward pressure is applied, only the weight of the sled creates the friction and wear. You can see the froglube on the base. It has pooled or gathered together in the center. It may look like too much was applied but this is not the case. As I performed the test, I could feel how slippery the Froglube CLP was. It’s much more slippery than most oils.

Gun Oil Wear Test - Froglube CLP Paste Results

Here’s the 2 contact surfaces after the test was completed. The discoloration is due to the froglube and aluminum particles combining. Aluminum is very soft compared to steel. Let’s clean the sled off and see how much wear occurred.

Gun Oil Wear Test - Froglube CLP Paste Results

I used an old sock and FrogLube CLP to clean the surfaces. FrogLube CLP is a great cleaner.

Gun Oil Wear Test - Froglube CLP Paste Wear Results

This is a closeup of one side of the sled. You can see the very slight wear resulting from the test. It is much less than most of the other oils and CLP’s.

Gun Oil Wear Test - Froglube CLP Paste Wear Results

This is a closeup of the other end of the sled. Very little wear.

Conclusion: FrogLube CLP Paste is an excellent lubricant. It is very slippery. I have not tested an oil or CLP that is better than FrogLube CLP. If you want to try out FrogLube CLP, here is a link….FrogLube CLP at Amazon.com. You can try either the paste or liquid, they both work the same.