Frog Lube

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by JLA, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I'm not 100% sure what you are asking about. What I am getting is that after using froglube, you have to use a solvent to get it off, it that correct?

    If you have to get it off, why even use the stuff? Get yourself some Silver Bullet Gun Oil and just leave it on!!
     
  2. drymag

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    When the son gets finished with his shooting drills. There is dirt, mud, rain, etc everywhere on the outside. It's just easier to do a complete strip and re-apply of the frog lube. When I go shooting with it, I just wipe it off and use a little liquid froglube clp for touch up (excluding the barrel which I clean like any other barrel). Looking for something cheaper but have not used 70% rubbing alcohol. Didn't want to just see what happened and create another mess.
     

  3. drymag

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    Spoke to frog lube folks and they said 70% rubbing alcohol should work fine followed by the FL.
     
  4. Clay Stodieck

    Clay Stodieck New Member

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    I see the original post is from 2012. How is the Froglube holding up in long term storage? I just cleaned up a Mauser from WWII and the old motor oil had oxidized and rust got underneath the goo that was left.
     
  5. Shooter45

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    Broot and goofy like this.
  6. drymag

    drymag Well-Known Member

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    On an AR-15 that delevlps heat to make it work. It is great. But on an AR-10 I wouldn't. Not much of a gage comparison.

    To remove frog lube: After a shooting while the bolt assy is still warm (not hot), tear it apart and submerge it in Hoppes #9 for a couple days. Wipe it all off. Clean w/ 70% rubbing alcohol. Wipe it off good. Hit it with heat gun to see if leaching occurs, and repeat until no further leaching.
     
  7. Old Army Dog

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    I am very happy with Frog Lube and use it for all my firearms. I also use it in the shop on all my steel tools. My hand sweat will rust stainless so I tried Frog Lube on my table saw top and was amazed at the protection. No rust! Check out Frog Lube on YouTube, lots of good info there on use and testing.
     
  8. vegas girl

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    Frog Lube is all I use. I love it
     
  9. Restomod

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    OK I'm new to both SBGO & Frog Lube.
    What are the pro's & con's of each, every product has pro's and con's.
    I went to the SBGO site and all it seemed to discuss was the % pig fat.
    Sorry that doesn't mean anything to me.
    As for smell, I can't imagine anything as strong as Hoppe's #9. (However, I heard that there is a cologne that mimics it)

    I am looking for the best cleaner & best lubricant.
    Yes, cost is a consideration, but you have to also consider what it is protecting and how much it would cost to repair/replace or even if could be replaced.
    I shoot everything from .22 to 50 cal, black powder to full auto.
    I don't mind using different lubricants for different types of firearms, so if there is something better for bolt action sniper rifles, full autos or pistols - I'm open to consider several options.

    Right now I mainly use Hoppe's #9 for cleaning and ultrasonic for cleaners and CLP for lube and/or Hornady One Shot Dry Lube. The exception is for Garands and Thompsons and I use white lithium grease on the contact surfaces.

    From what I read, I don't think Frog Lube should be used around brass, so I wouldn't use it around some black powder pistols and rifles, but what about synthetic/plastics like on AR's.
    I would like to know if SBGO is just pig fat hype or if it really does work.
    Personal experience is good and I think it is worthwhile, but some people consider a 20 rd box a lot of ammo and others consider 500+ rds a good days shooting.
    The true test of a lubricant is not what it does after 1 or 2 rds, but what is it doing to provide lubrication after 50 rds, 100 rds or 500 rds.

    Anybody know of any technical info about either Frog Lube or SBGO.
    How long it lasts, # of cycles and what temp it can stand.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    If you read post #65, about 4 posts above yours, you will see a link to a test that was done with SBGO.
     
  11. AZhooter

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    Frog Lube ... snort, snort, snicker, snicker. It's just a food-grade solid lube you can buy elsewhere cheaper to use on your sausage grinder & food processing equipment. That's what the detractors & naysayers say. I've used the stuff since it was first handed out as gunshow samples over 5 or 6 years ago. I use it on all my firearms, especially blackpowder rifles & cap & ball revolvers.

    I also tried it on my front door lock & an outdoor gate padlock where I was having lubrication issues that the regular lock graphite wouldn't fix. Other Hi-Tech wunder-lubes such as Militec would gum up after a few months of being subjected to daily summer heat, but Militec allows smooth lock functioning over time - I reapply about every year, or whenever I remember. It also makes my chintzy Post Office mailbox lock work smooth & troublefree. It's weather and heat resistant & doesn't accumulate dirt or grit.

    Remove it? use a rag with a little Hoppes or GI bore cleaner, then reapply. The stuff doesn't go bad & there's no need to spend a lot of time & worry over it. I apply with a rag, then heat with a hairdryer. It forms a protective application that resists fingerprints on all blued metal. It performs better than the myriad of other hi-tech 'superlubes' I've used, and stays put better after a lot of handling.
     
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  12. jwdurf

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    These lube debates are always a slippery slope. With lots of slick arguments and gummed up logic flow. Guys make refined points and get crude responses.

    When they're done I say.................


    Oil-lelujah........
     
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  13. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    This thread looks like another one of those never ending ones!!
     
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  14. AZhooter

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    Bottom line is to use what you think works best for your applications & don't get annoyed when some less informed, yet more opinionated slacker disagrees with you.:rolleyes:
     
  15. BlackEagle

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    Welcome to the forum, AZhooter. You'll find we are a pretty easy going bunch of guys here. Yes, we have discussions about all kinds of things. One perennial is 1911 vs Glock. We keep the discussions and opinions friendly. We've figured out here that friendship is more valuable than proving I'm right and you're wrong. You'll see that as you hang around and learn how we work.

    I've tried frog lube and really like it. I've also tried another brand and found it works wonders. We can tell our experience, and if someone wants, they can try it out too.
     
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