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    Cleaning and Function

    This is not an advertisement. I recently read about a product called Eezox, and was intrigued. It is a cleaner and lube. I got some and thought I would ask if anyone else uses it. I have been impressed with it as a lube and preservative. I prefer Hoppes Elite for cleaning my guns. It strips everything off, down to the metal.

    But Eezox is a dry lube. It goes on wet but then dries and seems to make my semi-autos function quite smoothly. I have used it now to preserve and lube all of my own guns, and about fifteen of a friend's guns; rifles, pistols, shotguns; inside and out.

    I much prefer a dry lube to the oil that becomes sticky over time, and gets down into interior parts to make them gum up. As a preservative I have read people saying that it will protect their guns for several years, even in humid climes. I am wondering, as a lube, how long it would last, and how often it would have to be renewed. Or does someone know of another product equal or better?

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    I personally use G96 which sounds similar to what you are talking about. It cleans, protects and lubricates. I love this stuff, although I do also use lubes with it. It smells really good as well.

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    I don't use it, I prefer lube that stays wet. I shoot, clean, and lube my guns regularly.

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    I've been using Gunzilla myself.
    http://www.gunzilla.us/

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    I use about a dozen drops of oil a year.
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    RamRod. Thanks for the Gunzilla link. I think I will try some of it too. I just wish they had a better name for it. haha.

    A large part of my interest in Eezox is its preservative qualities. I live down in the southern Arizona desert. But for about four months each year, we are not much of a desert. This year the monsoon brought about 18 inches of rain here, measured locally; and the humidity would almost do credit to the Mekong Delta.

    A friend who has not paid good attention had some surface rust on numerous firearms, including some collectors' items. I have stripped and cleaned 15 of his guns so far, with more on the way. For some perverse reason, I still love to field strip and clean weapons.

    One fellow said that his firearms, in Florida, coated with Eezox, did not rust during a three year storage while he was deployed overseas. Oil works for lubing but it will not prevent rust for three years.

    Thanks again for the information. I appreciate it.

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    Did you even look up information on G96? It sounds like it does what you're looking for as well. I would atleast give it a look or try it.

    http://www.g96.com/miva/merchant.mv?...=Gun+Treatment



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    There's so many lube and cleaning options it's crazy. You have Weapon shield, EEZOX, Mpro-7, Miltec1, Breakfree CLP, Remoil, all kinds of other oils. Then you have grease like Wilson Ultima lube and others. Then you open a can of worms on the viability of dry lubes that use graphite or other substances that adhere to the metal. And then you have people who use synthetic motor oil, automatic transmission fluid, or a bit of synthetic grease for bearings.

    All will probably work for the intended purpose. Pick one and go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredd View Post
    And then you have people who use synthetic motor oil, automatic transmission fluid, or a bit of synthetic grease for bearings.
    That's me. My guns get a few drops of Mobil 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    That's me. My guns get a few drops of Mobil 1.
    Likely it's got the same stuff in it at the basic level. I like Weaponshield. If for no other reason than it works and it sounds like a cool name. I know, dumb reason to use it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredd View Post
    Likely it's got the same stuff in it at the basic level. I like Weaponshield. If for no other reason than it works and it sounds like a cool name. I know, dumb reason to use it right?
    Their plan is working.

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    Yes Beefy, I have looked up G96 now. There was no link so I had to do a search, which I did later. I am impressed with the specs on it, but I could not tell whether it is a long-term storage lube as is Eezox. That was what I was searching for more than a lubricant for semi-autos. I think since so many products have been mentioned that I shall do some more research, to get a broader view. Thanks for the information.

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    I was just at Walmart (picking up a cleaning kit since mine somehow got lost in my move) and I saw products that were specifically made for long-term protection. I don't remember the names, but next time you're at Walmart give them a look.

    -Jeff-

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    I was just at Walmart (picking up a cleaning kit since mine somehow got lost in my move) and I saw products that were specifically made for long-term protection. I don't remember the names, but next time you're at Walmart give them a look.

    -Jeff-
    Some of my wal-mart stores don't carry firearm cleaning supplies.

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