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#181 boog

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

Midway USA now has FrogLube listed in their April Flyer
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

Midway USA now has FrogLube listed in their April Flyer
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so how is this actually applied just wipe on/off?
does the paste get "baked" in?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:59 PM


Midway USA now has FrogLube listed in their April Flyer
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so how is this actually applied just wipe on/off?
does the paste get "baked" in?


Well I first, use alcohol or mineral spirits to remove any existing petroleum lubes that are on the parts. Then heat them with a blowdryer until they are very warm to the touch then brush on the paste product. It will melt on the part and soak in, let is sit until it cools about 5 minutes. I usually reheat them so the paste goes liquid again then wipe off the excess as the parts cool. I use the liquid product on rails and other moving parts just like you would with any other liquid oil. On the small Glock rails I will just dab a bit of the paste on and it stays in place then turns liquid as the gun heats up and goes back to paste when it cools and pretty much stays put. Theres just as many opponents as their are proponents for Frog Lube but Ive been using it a while and it works for me. I also lube my door hinges, locks and tools. Its in use in my bathroom, to keep my faucets from getting toothpaste and gunk built up on them (kids are messy) I just run the water hot until the metal heats up them spread on froglube and let it cool then buff them out. They mess just wipes right off. Oh..I cleaned my stainless grill with it..and tons of other things without having harmful chemicals.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

So I was making lunch and while digging through the fridge I came across the shot glass of Frog Lube. It was in there for about a week. I was surprised to find it had hardened up into a solid, just like it did in the freezer. My fridge is setting is 3, out of possible 1 through 5. It says 3 is the recommended setting.

Anyway, still no sign of clumps or grit. In fact, it looks just like the tub of paste that I have, only a slightly lighter color. Here's the pictures:

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

I'll watch it as it softens up, but I expect it will "melt" back into it's liquid form without any clumping, just like it did with the freezer experiment. I wish I had more time to experiment with this, but I'm pretty confident that you just got a bad bottle. Maybe somebody was trying to stretch their product before selling it to you by cutting it with some other ingredient?

Edited by Mr. Fife, 01 April 2012 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

It returned to liquid and looks just like the pictures in my previous experiment.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

Setting the clumping issue to the side, I just wonder why everyone is overlooking the fact that this lube is FREEZING at ~40 degrees which is well within normal working temperatures. 1911's in particular like to be well lubed, and what happens when you have to leave the weapon in the car for a few hours during the winter while you visit a restricted location (assuming we are in a CCW state). You come back and the gun is frozen solid? Again, I'm not sure it's acceptable for a lubricant to ever freeze anywhere near the normal operating temperature range.

This isn't directed toward you Mr. Fife and I really appreciate you verifying what I'm seeing too, beyond the clumps. Imho, no matter how good something claims to be, anything that could impede reliability in all conditions is a real problem, and this stuff just isn't for me. I think I'll use up the rest on barrels only, then go back to the regular stuff. Thanks again.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

Now you know what you need to do Mr. Fife lube one of your pistols and toss it in the freezer and see if it will run.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

I'm confident it would work just fine in cold weather. Although it looks like it is frozen solid, in reality it has the consistancy of pudding. I could stick my finger in the glass, and it was like sticking my finger in pudding. That would not offer enough resistance to stop the gun from firing.

Since it is wiped down just like any other lubricant, I'm not concerned that there would be big globs of stuff resembling pistachio pudding forming on the gun.

The only problem with this stuff that I could foresee is if lots of it collected in the firing pin channel of a smaller gun like my LC9, but there should be no reason for something like that to happen, unless you did it on purpose.

My new LC9 had lots of problems with S&B ammo until I bought a punch set and took the gun apart, only to find thick brown goo in the firing channel. Lots of people have this same problem with the LC9 and S&B ammo. Little pieces of brass collecting in and around the firing pin hole. They send the guns in for repairs, and some come back still having the problem, but my problem was solved by cleaning the channel.

I couldn't see the goo, even with a flashlight, but a compressed q-tip shoved into the channel came out full of brown gunk. After a good cleaning, I was able to put 200 rounds of S&B through it without a hiccup. No more brass fragments either. Before I couldn't fire more than 3 rounds before experiencing a light strike.

I would be concerned that green goo may have the same effect as the brown goo if it hardened up in the firing pin channel.

Edited by Mr. Fife, 02 April 2012 - 12:40 PM.

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