So how well does Weapon Shield CLP reduce metal wear?
Let’s put it to the test and see.
I used 2 pieces of 6061 Aluminum to create a metal wear test. Both pieces of aluminum are filed true and then polished with 400 grit wet sandpaper. I slid the smaller piece or block/sled back and forth on top of a 24″ x 4″ aluminum bar. I exerted zero downward force on the sled…only the weight of the sled itself creates the friction/wear. I use bare metal as a comparison to determine how well an oil reduces wear.
*** Something I noticed while performing these wear tests….I can immediately feel the difference in gun oils when I start sliding the sled over the 24″ bar. There is a big difference between some of these oils even before looking at the wear results. I can tell during the test which oils are better.
Here is the 6061-T6 sled and 24″ bar….and of course Weapon Shield CLP.
To start off, all surfaces are cleaned with M-Pro7 Gun Cleaner. I then placed about 10 or so drops of Weapon Shield on the 24″ aluminum bar and 2 drops on the sled. I took several clean patches and spread the Weapon Shield evenly. I then took a few more patches and wiped off the excess. Now we’re ready for the test.
Application of Weapon Shield CLP.
I slide the sled back and forth on top of the 24″ bar like a gun action. Each back and forth motion is one cycle just like a semi auto gun. I performed 75 cycles and then cleaned the surfaces to examine for wear. Let’s see how Weapon Shield did.
Here is the bottom of the sled. You can see the small areas were the metal is worn smooth/shiny. Let’s clean it off and get a closer look….
As you can see, there is very little wear and remember this is aluminum which is way softer than steel.
This is a close-up of the left side of the sled.
Here is a close-up of the right side of the sled. There are some really small areas that are slightly worn.
Here is the Bare Metal Wear test for comparison….
Notice the deep scratches and severe wear. Now you know how well Weapon Shield reduces wear and friction. It is a great product!
Conclusion: Weapon Shield is a very good lubricant and does a great job of reducing wear. I recommend and use Weapon Shield on my guns.