Because of the success of the 'Compatible Ammo' discussion, I was requested to create a similar master discussion for Cleaning Agents/Lube Products. This will minimize multiple threads and create a library of MUST READ discussions for any future newbies to the Boberg world.
Please note that the Boberg XR9 system is unique and requires different cleaning procedures - see the other discussions for more detailed info on cleaning procedures as this discussion focuses on cleaning products (but pay special attention to the area on the slide around the tongs). The biggest difference with the Boberg system is the factory recommendation to use a molybdenum based anti-seize grease for the unlock block area. This would be in addition to any CLP or solvent/lube combo that you choose.
Cleaning and lube products are constantly being improved and new discoveries (or experiences) can change the recommendations of what to use. Just because "Brand X" lube is currently used by the factory doesn't mean that this will be used forever. Feel free to check back periodically to see if there are any changes.
There are several hundred different brands of products on the market. Just because the product is not on the list doesn't mean that you can't use it. We are simply trying to keep the list manageable and useful. To that end, if you have some obscure product that you use but is impossible to find, please don't ask for it to be put on the list. This list is to help people with popular, easy to find products that work well with our Bobergs. If a common product is used successfully by a lot of people but is missing from the list, please post it in this discussion and when there are enough people that support the product, I'll update the list.
I will not be posting links on where to buy the products because prices change and stores may be out of stock (plus it would be A LOT of work for me to keep updating links). I DO RECOMMEND that if you have found a product at a cheap price, post it up and share your find! The benefit of having a group forum like this is to help everyone with good deals or perhaps group buys in the future.
If you are new to Bobergs or guns in general and do not know the unique parts and oiling points for this innovative gun, please refer to your owner's manual or the discussion on Cleaning and Lube Instructions.
Break-free Powder Blast
Hoppes No. 9 Solvent
Hoppes Elite Gun Cleaner
Uses CLP below
Hoppes Elite Gun Oil
Moly/Graphite Anti-Seize Product (Barrel Lugs/Unlock Cam)
LPS anti-seize Part No. #04110
Sta Lube Anti-Seize Part No. SL3333
EEZOX (smells good, maybe too good)
Slip2000 Extreme Weapons Lube
Fantastic list, thanks Brokedoc!!
Curious about Militec-1 and Hoppe's. I've never used Militec, and on occasion have used Hoppe's (no personal opinion pro/con), but both got panned for poor rust prevention in a Gun Zone review at http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html
Did they get a bum rap, or should we consider removing them from the recommended list?
Sounds like an excellent point for discussion. Note that I chose to list the products as "Popular", not "Recommended". I personally use EEZOX but I don't choose to rank the alternatives or pretend to be any authority on effectiveness. I suspect that unless there is a clear problem noted by Boberg users like corrosion or excess viscosity affecting performance of the unique cycling mechanism, popular products should probably stay on the list....
Hoppe's is clearly the Walmart favorite and is available everywhere and has solid distribution channels. If it were that bad, I suspect it wouldn't be so popular.
Militec is widely used by the military and government agencies. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or bad.... Military weapons typically are subjected to harsh conditions that our private weapons will never experience.
Maybe these companies didn't pay enough for marketing to GunZone?
I'm reposting the link for the LPS anti-seize moly stuff that BAC currently uses because it doesn't seem easy to find. As of today, the #04110 1lb can is $12.17 and the #04108 1/2lb can for $8.04. Doesn't include shipping.
Right. I retransmitted your post to other person.
I think it's a good idea. I have used Eezox for some final "light" lube on my Smith Semi-Autos (M5946 and CS45) for some time. It's OK. It's just I like to see and/or feel "some" lube on the handgun action after I clean or store it. But, I'm an old "holdover" from the Hoppes Gun Oil days. I have a Hoppes 3 Oz. oil can sitting on my den bookshelf unopened. It must be 20 years old (stuff lasts). I think most of us will gear-down, at least for the XR9-S, to Arne's Moly rec. and the CLP. That should work just fine. With all the "field testing" we're doing for the XR9-S, Arnie will have it perfected to be a "sine qua non."
I had a spray that used to smell like banana oil. My wife liked it and made my cleaning time more palatable. By the way Hoppes makes a car hanging "deodorant" which smells like Hoppes No. 9 Cleaning solvent. We can all put one in our "man caves" to keep the ladies away.
That's a "Top 40" ..."With a bullet." To use a 50's popular music term.
I will "save it to file."
"chin music from wifey" thanks for adding to my humor arsenal...can't wait to use this one.
Now if we can only get a cologne company to create a scent for the ladies such as "Eau Du Hoppes No. 9"...we can reduce the "chin music."