So I finally got my first bottle of SBGO. Ordered it from a recent post here on TFF. I wasn't really looking for anything new, but the reviews and the recommendations (not to mention supporting a good guy) got me to try. My thinking was along with other uses, I was going to substitute it for the Remoil I wipe my firearms exterior surfaces down with. Now that I have it, well, it's gray, and thick!...holy moly, it feels like I've put cosmoline on them. Am I way off base here? Is it not intended for protective coating? It sure does work well as a moving part lubricant though! I guess I'm highlighting my ignorance here, but sometimes that's the best way to learn. Please, fill my empty head with knowledge on this one!