Hoppe’s Gun Medic Cleaner and Lube is a brand new product for 2016. Hoppe’s responded to the need for a “in the filed” quick cleaner/lubricant. Hoppe’s created an aerosol cleaner and lubricant that is sprayed on gun actions in the field. No need for cleaning rods, patches or jags. Just spray it on any action and then cycle it… and you’re good to go. The cleaner evaporates quickly leaving the lubricant behind.
This is a very useful product for semi automatic weapons like AR-15s, auto loader shotguns and 1911 handguns. It is a quick fix for the field and not a regular thorough cleaning. Here is a link, if you are interested in this product…Hoppe’s Gun Medic Cleaner and Lube at Amazon.com
Hoppe’s Gun Medic Cleaner & Lube Corrosion Test
Does Hoppe’s Gun Medic provide any protection from corrosion?
Let’s put it to a corrosion test and see what happens.
My corrosion test is simple. I use a bare steel bar and apply the Gun Medic to it. Then I leave the test metal bar outside in the desert elements. In order to really test the corrosion resistance and accelerate the test, I’ll spray water on the treated metal every other day.
Let’s take a look at the corrosion test setup.
Here’s the Gun Medic and bare steel bar that has been cleaned with Mil Comm MC25 to ensure it was totally clean.
Here’s the steel bar…no rust or bluing…just bare steel.
I used a quick spray to apply the Gun Medic to the metal bar. I then used 2 cleaning patches to spread the Gun Medic evenly as you can see by the wet patch. The spray from the can is under high pressure and is great for blasting debris out of your guns.
Here is the treated test steel bar. Let’s spray it with some water and let it sit outside in the desert environment. The temperature range was 65-108 degrees F.
One squirt of water. It beaded up very nicely. Let’s take a closer look.
That looks good. The water beads because the Gun Medic is repelling the water. Now let’s see what happens after 24 hours.
24 Hours Later – Hoppe’s Gun Medic Corrosion Test
Here is what the steel bar looks like after 24 hours with 1 spray of water. You can see there is rust in the exact spots where the water beads were. Hoppe’s Gun Medic does not provide long lasting corrosion protection but it’s a cleaner & lubricant. Just make sure that’s all you need when you buy Hoppe’s Gun Medic. I will be testing it’s cleaner abilities shortly.