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6 years 4 weeks ago, 9:26 PM

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I use WD 40 to clean my revolver and semi auto. Is this OK?

6 years 4 weeks ago, 11:23 PM

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WD 40

wd 40 will not clean, it will lube. it will not protect like most gun oils. your guns will be fine, but i suggest getting some real gun lube that will protect them. you can get it cheaper than wd 40.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 6:48 PM

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thank you. Do u lube

thank you. Do u lube magazine spring?

6 years 4 weeks ago, 7:02 PM

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Always

I always lube! lol

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 10:32 AM

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CLP

I use Military issued CLP(Cleaning Lubricant Protection)...because it's free and I can steal ungodly amounts of it.

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6 years 4 weeks ago, 10:36 AM

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way 2 go syn

Send a little my why dontcha?

6 years 4 weeks ago, 10:41 AM

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Break Free

I like Break-Free CLP too. Even if I have to pay for it...

6 years 4 weeks ago, 11:12 PM

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I've heard

that "tennyson" or something like that is good, some sort of machine oil. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

6 years 3 weeks ago, 10:28 AM

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huh

Nope, Not at all. I like to use "Love Lube" on mine. Lets my weapon know I still care.

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 3:29 PM

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Copper Lube

If you go to NAPA and buy some copper lubricant that is the best thing for your gun.

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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WD-40

The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement. SO, no WD-40 is not ok for your gun.

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:02 PM

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wd40

will work for a gun lube but due to the light viscosity of the oil it tends to be messy as for cleaning it does not do anything.as for myself as a mechanic i remove stocks or grips then spray gun parts(no plastic or rubber!!!)and the barrel with brake kleen it strips away contaminated oils and powder residue then i clean the bore with good old Hoppe's no. 9 when my patches come out clean i spray it down with brake kleen then i oil everything with Lucas gun oil (the same Lucas that makes engine oil products!!!) this has worked well on all types of firearms Kill Em' All And Let God Sort Em' Out!

6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:06 PM

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greasypaws

Since your a mechanic have you ever heard of this copper anti-seize I've mentioned. They sell it at NAPA and it works great!

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:12 PM

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anti seize

yeah i have heard of it and have used it too i prefer the silver stuff but to each their own.i havent used it on guns because i am concerned with the fact that it is a dust attracter and when you get it on your hands it ends up everywhere!what a mess.but if you use it on guns that is fine it will work plus you can always find a napa to buy it at

6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

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WD 40 is not recommended for cleaning of firearms. It has a different property element that is not for the machanics of firearms. Break Free CLP and LP is propbably the best on the market for lube and cleaning. It's endorsed by the military, and they also use it in action and also they use it for their big cannons on the ships. As for lubing your magazine springs, spray them with CLP and then wipe them off. Do not leave lube in the mags and or on the springs as this will collect dust and particals in your mags and cause malfunctions. For all break free products go to www.breakfree.com

6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:37 PM

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CLP

That's what I use and recommend.

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

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new one

I actually used isopropol(SP?) alcohol on the Glock19 here due to lack of supplies. and it worked GREAT. Just not sure if it harms the weapon at all, anyone got an idea if it messes it up

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:42 PM

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alcohol for guns

it wont hurt anything just remember it will remove all oils so some kinda lube might help operation but considering the envirnment in the sandbox,from a functional stand point you might be better off with a "dry" weapon

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