Consolidated List of Popular Cleaning/Lube Products

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.

 

Solvents:

Factory:

GunScrubber

 

Popular:

Break-free Powder Blast

G96

Hoppes No. 9 Solvent

Hoppes Elite Gun Cleaner

 

Oils:

Factory:

Uses CLP below

 

Popular:

Militec-1

Hoppes Elite Gun Oil

 

Moly/Graphite Anti-Seize Product (Barrel Lugs/Unlock Cam)

Factory:

LPS anti-seize Part No. #04110

 

Popular:

CRC

E.P.

Sta Lube

Sta Lube Anti-Seize Part No. SL3333

 

CLP:

Factory:

Break-free CLP

 

Popular:

EEZOX (smells good, maybe too good)

FrogLube

Slip2000 Extreme Weapons Lube

WeaponShield

 

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For many years now I have always cleaned my firearms using Hoppes No. 9 and a white T- shirt.......then I just put the T-shirt back on. It's very convenient and the ladies at the bordello have almost never complained as they ask what kind of aftershave I'm wearing.
 
mur.cap said:

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."



mur.cap said:

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."



http://www.amazon.com/Hoppes-H9AF-Air-Freshener-Pack/dp/B007ED76P8

I know it's expensive for a piece of scented cardboard.

I was annoyed at how much good gun greases cost, so I tried "Liquid Wrench Chain Lube" on my pistols, from the auto department (six dollah for an eleven ounce spray can!)  I was thrilled at the results and suggest that others try it!  This is a penetrating liquid that rapidly shrinks down to a thin sticky grease film.  It was designed for motorcycle and industrial chains that need lubrication to both penetrate and then stay put when dry, and it includes a lot of organic moly to bear heavy stresses.  I wanted to avoid critical spots like the firing pin safety piston and the firing pin channel, so I squirted a bit into a bottle cap and used a q-tip to swab it around exactly where I wanted it, like the rails and barrel lugs of my semi-autos.  It really does penetrate and even spreads slightly while you watch, then within ten minutes it has dried to a "sticky" grease film.  I have an old blue auto with rusting problems so I coated the entire exterior, let it dry, and then rubbed off the excess leaving a perfect thin coating of non-sticky grease, almost like a wax.  I really like this stuff and the price is right---it probably would be great for chains too!...........................elsullo    

That "sticky grease" film is what makes Liquid Wrench Chain Lube not very good for bicycle chains - in a very short while, the chain gets extremely black with filth - the lube attracts all the road crud it encounters.  The best for chains is a lube that actually dries; and unfortunately, these can be bought in bike shops for three times the cost.  I'm not sure about using the Liquid Wrench product in guns - I can try it since I have some left.

FWIW:

For the past couple of years I've been using EEZOX exclusively for cleaning my guns, and  it seems to do a very good job..  It was my intention to continue using EEZOX when I get my XR9-S but the comments about the barrel lugs needing lubrication have me confused. (which is not difficult to do I might add)..

Anyone with experience with cleaning their Bobergs with EEZOX ?

I don't mind buying "whatever" product I might need to clean my Boberg (when I get it) properly, but I need to know what that is, from somone who has experience.

Thanks!

Jesse

I'm still working on figuring that out Jesse.  First time cleaning I went the Eezox and Qtip route and ended up using about two dozen Qtips.  There are so many nooks and crannies on this gun that need to be cleaned.  Second time I went with Powder Blast for the interior of the slide and Breakfree CLP for the barrel and grip portion.  That seemed to work better.

For lube I've been using Militec-1 from a micro dropper and the CRC Sta-lube for the locking block and barrel lugs.



Jesse W. Pomeroy said:

FWIW:

For the past couple of years I've been using EEZOX exclusively for cleaning my guns, and  it seems to do a very good job..  It was my intention to continue using EEZOX when I get my XR9-S but the comments about the barrel lugs needing lubrication have me confused. (which is not difficult to do I might add)..

Anyone with experience with cleaning their Bobergs with EEZOX ?

I don't mind buying "whatever" product I might need to clean my Boberg (when I get it) properly, but I need to know what that is, from somone who has experience.

Thanks!

Jesse

Bruce and Arne,

 

I found a tube of the CRC anti-seize stuff at a local auto parts store for cheap but I'm thinking about springing a couple of extra bucks for the anti-seize that Arne uses.  Someone else had posted in a different thread about possible corrosion of aluminum by graphite lubes and CRC's label says it contains moly and graphite.  Any thoughts?

 

I'm thinking for an extra $5 or $10, I should just get the other moly - a small jar will probably last me a lifetime and I won't lose sleep over it.

Arne has noted, "We use LPS anti-seize, which has Moly, graphite and copper in it..." Maybe check with the "boss."

I decided to get the LPS stuff.  I was actually tempted to get a case of the 1lb cans (they don't sell it individually) and do a group buy for the forum - I was thinking of splitting the jars into smaller containers for us but the big cans are on backorder so I'm only getting a 1/2lb can.

Hi Bruce,

Thanks.... I'm still a while out from getting my XR9-S so if you find out anything else between now and then regarding EEZOX and the cleaning of the XR9-S you think I might need to know, please share. 

Thanks Again!

Jesse

Bruce said:

I'm still working on figuring that out Jesse.  First time cleaning I went the Eezox and Qtip route and ended up using about two dozen Qtips.  There are so many nooks and crannies on this gun that need to be cleaned.  Second time I went with Powder Blast for the interior of the slide and Breakfree CLP for the barrel and grip portion.  That seemed to work better.

For lube I've been using Militec-1 from a micro dropper and the CRC Sta-lube for the locking block and barrel lugs.



Jesse W. Pomeroy said:

FWIW:

For the past couple of years I've been using EEZOX exclusively for cleaning my guns, and  it seems to do a very good job..  It was my intention to continue using EEZOX when I get my XR9-S but the comments about the barrel lugs needing lubrication have me confused. (which is not difficult to do I might add)..

Anyone with experience with cleaning their Bobergs with EEZOX ?

I don't mind buying "whatever" product I might need to clean my Boberg (when I get it) properly, but I need to know what that is, from somone who has experience.

Thanks!

Jesse

Jesse,

 

I've got about 1000 rounds through my XR9S and I've been using EEZOX.  Today I picked up my 2nd XR9-S (1st one I got off GB).  The new one is definitely harder to rack but that will loosen up with break-in.  I just stripped both of them to compare for wear and I must say that there is VERY minimal detectable wear.  Cosmetically, the outside of the barrel is a little scratched up from cycling but the inside of the barrel is indistinguishable from the new one.  The slide contact points to the frame look identical.  The color of the unlock block is much darker - it has tarnished. There is a minor polishing of the inside of the unlock block where the barrel lugs make contact during the cycle but it doesn't appear significantly worn - I have NOT yet been using the special moly lube at this point yet.  The tongs look pristine - I was worried about this as a point of premature wear.  The only place I see any wear is along the inside part of the aluminum frame extension right in front of the ejector lever.  I presume that spent casings keep hitting this spot and the aluminum is getting a little dinged.  I'll try to post a pic of it later.

 

Otherwise I would say that EEZOX is working well.  I agree with another poster that the XR9-S has LOTS of little nooks and crannies that are very hard to get to with a standard brush or even a Qtip.  The area around and between the tong mechanism is particulary hard to clean well.  I do well with spraying the EEZOX into these spots to blast/melt away the debris and it leaves a nice, clean, shiny layer of EEZOX that dries slowly.  I've never used Break-Free CLP but I'm very happy so far with my results.

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