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crazy charlie
December 24th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Yesterday I ordered the paste and oil mini kit. Don't know what I was thinking. The Shadow knows I got more than enough cleaning supplies to last my lifetime. Thought I'd try it on my phosphate P1 (aka P38) and then my Remmy 1911R1. See how it works.
Good excuse to take some before and after pictures.

mitchr
December 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Why is it that every time we hear about a new/different lube, we gotta try it, even though what we are using seems to be good? :confused: I really like the Finish Line Dry Lube, but I got CLP, had to have some TruRecoil & since hearing about 'Frog Lubes' recently, have been tempted to get some. Seems it is almost as addictive as wanting the last pistol I read about! smile2


P.S. I got three different bore cleaners even though Hoppes #9 Solvent has worked well!smile2

PHMadness
December 28th, 2011, 12:49 AM
I got three different bore cleaners even though Hoppes #9 Solvent has worked well!smile2
Three? Amateur.

mitchr
December 28th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Three? Amateur.

Give me time, I'm gettin' there. smile2

R.Ph. 380
December 29th, 2011, 12:24 AM
Do they send you the oil or do you have to squeeze your own?

Bill

mitchr
December 29th, 2011, 01:11 AM
I think all you have to do is pick them up & they give you some. :angel:

crazy charlie
December 29th, 2011, 07:25 AM
You guys crack me up!

kurmudgon
December 29th, 2011, 10:28 AM
I think all you have to do is pick them up & they give you some. :angel:

I do believe you are confusing Frogs with TOADS.
Been my experience it's real easy to get Toad Lube.
I chalk that up to the fact that Frogs need to be waterproof...Tighter seals...

Best, Kur & Earl

mitchr
December 29th, 2011, 04:11 PM
You may be right Kur. 'Course, frogs always seem to feel cold & wet anyway & I wasn't sure where that 'wet' feeling came from. :redface:

qwiksdraw
March 19th, 2012, 07:20 AM
This is getting too technical for me!

mitchr
March 19th, 2012, 11:02 AM
Welcome qwiksdraw. We do get pretty technical sometimes. Once in a while, someone says something that actually makes sense! smile2

R.C.
March 20th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Mitchr, You line all the frogs up and give them a thump...The first one to touch the "FINISH LINE" wins.

R.Ph. 380
March 20th, 2012, 11:50 PM
Mitchr, You line all the frogs up and give them a thump...The first one to touch the "FINISH LINE" wins.

OK, I'll bite. Which one is the favorite? What're the odds on Slick Willie?

elbasquo
March 21st, 2012, 01:36 PM
Well I'm sure I committed a sin against the ACII when I was at Walmart and picked up some Rem Oil.

PHMadness
March 22nd, 2012, 01:12 AM
Well I'm sure I committed a sin against the ACII when I was at Walmart and picked up some Rem Oil.
I've used lots of RemOil and it's fine if you shoot and clean often. I learned the hard way that storing one for a couple of years with RemOil makes for a sticky gummy mess.

elbasquo
March 22nd, 2012, 09:29 AM
I've used lots of RemOil and it's fine if you shoot and clean often. I learned the hard way that storing one for a couple of years with RemOil makes for a sticky gummy mess.

Thanks, good to know.

darthkevin
April 3rd, 2012, 03:21 AM
I've used lots of RemOil and it's fine if you shoot and clean often. I learned the hard way that storing one for a couple of years with RemOil makes for a sticky gummy mess.

not to mention my Remington 30-06 when I went home for R&R had rust spots all over it when I coated the thing with rem oil before I left for the sand box.

SKYDOG308
April 26th, 2012, 07:55 PM
my frogs don't race, cause I ate their legs....I did make'em little push carts using old grip bushings for wheels, that way they are close enough to the floor for their little arms to reach.

Always threw the little rem oil packets away with the warranty cards since I always bought 870's :cool: ......now there's a REAL gun....well it used to be - but like everything it has to answer to the bean counters and shareholders.

SKYDOG308
April 26th, 2012, 08:24 PM
I will make you cringe

My cleaners and lubes

#1. Hoppes #9 unlike Coke-a-Cola it's back to the original recipe and it works, let it soak 20 minutes and be very conservative with the application
#2. Kerosene
#3. Brake parts Cleaner ( I told you you would cringe )
#4. Break Free CLP
#5. Lub-ri-plate ( Brownells ) Grease
#6. CorrosionX
#7. Sheath ( NOS ) Long term storage along with Breakfree Collectors

that's it.

I have used many others but the bench is cleared of all the frogs, toads, rems, bulls - I do have snakes,,,I love bore snakes and Lewis Manual lead removal tool especially for the 45 not the 9 so much

mitchr
April 26th, 2012, 11:02 PM
I will make you cringe

My cleaners and lubes

#1. Hoppes #9 unlike Coke-a-Cola it's back to the original recipe and it works, let it soak 20 minutes and be very conservative with the application
#2. Kerosene
#3. Brake parts Cleaner ( I told you you would cringe )
#4. Break Free CLP
#5. Lub-ri-plate ( Brownells ) Grease
#6. CorrosionX
#7. Sheath ( NOS ) Long term storage along with Breakfree Collectors

that's it.

I have used many others but the bench is cleared of all the frogs, toads, rems, bulls - I do have snakes,,,I love bore snakes and Lewis Manual lead removal tool especially for the 45 not the 9 so much


Oh yeah?? :devil: How 'bout:

Hoppes #9

Windshield/Glass Cleaner

Brake Parts Cleaner

Finish Line Dry Lube

KG-10 Dry Lube


So, there!!! smile2

crazy charlie
April 27th, 2012, 08:28 AM
Feel a little guilty since I started this thread and have not followed thru with it. However, here goes.
I cleaned my P1 (aka P38) didn't use the hair dryer to warm up the pistol. Used the oil and some of the paste. Lo and behold, all the parts I cleaned the patches came out clean. I must have an extremely clean P1.
I haven't tried any on my 1911R1, but will do so before and after my next range trip. There's a freeze warning (again) here in central PA, so range trips are few and far between until the weather gets a little bit warmer(outdoor range).

SKYDOG308
April 27th, 2012, 01:17 PM
we're both better off than that dude that has to treat his gun like a pop tart
toast and clean....LOL:beerchug:

crazy charlie
August 29th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Went to the range yesterday and fired my S&W .40 Sigma.
Came back home and cleaned it with the Frog Oil. Took all of about 5-10 minutes. Did a good job with little effort on my part.

crazy charlie
September 20th, 2012, 07:09 AM
Been to the range with my Springfield XD 45 Tactical and my Remington 1911R1. Cleaned both with Frog Oil and it worked great. No muss no fuss and the wife didn't give me 'what for' over the odors. I'm beginning to like this stuff. I clean same day after each range visit and I'm sure it makes my cleaning easier.

phidelt208
August 6th, 2013, 03:23 PM
+1 for Frog lube, I love the past on any pistol with full length rails. CZ's and 1911's Oh ya

Shooter_Mc_Gavin
August 23rd, 2014, 05:01 AM
Every gun I refinish for customers, or any hunting gun before season I do this to them with frog lube.

1. I use a rod oven (old welding rod oven) and pre-heat all the metal parts (minus springs, etc.) to 220 degrees
2. Spray down all the parts with frog lube and let it sit for 15 minutes and then wipe down with microfiber cloth
3. Repeat step 1.
4. Repeat step 2.
5. You have a gun that is basically a seasoned cast iron pot (if you know what im talking about) it beads off any oil, water, etc.. and gives the gun a beautiful finish that will protect it for ruff times.

BigCityChief
August 26th, 2014, 06:06 PM
Frog lube is a great product and I use it when cleaning firearms indoors. I personally enjoy trying different products because I never know when "my" preferred product will be unavailable. I guess I like backup plans, options, etc.

Michael T
August 28th, 2014, 10:47 PM
Keep mason a way from frog lube . Other wise will be a bunch of sore frogs :yikes:

Dave Nowlin
December 8th, 2015, 02:29 PM
Frog Lube is a great product. I have been using it for several years. Frog Lube is kind of like my Bullet Bass Boat. The folks who knock Bullets have never ridden in one. The folks who bad mouth Frog Lube haven't used it. I love the fact that it is biodegradeable and doesn't ruin clothes it comes in contact with. In fact after cleaning your gun thoroughly, if you have some on your hands you can rub it in like hand lotion. It won't hurt you and it smells good. The neat thing about Frog Lube is after you wipe the gun down with a micro fiber cloth it is dry to the touch but feels slick. When you shoot the gun and it begins to heat up the Frog Lube sweats out of the metal and keeps the gun well lubed. When you get home and clean the gun the dirt and grime wipes off. Best product I have tried and I've tried many. I'm 73 years old.

mitchr
December 8th, 2015, 03:33 PM
Read a lot of good things about Frog lube, but happy with Finish Line Dry Lube so I haven't tried it. Saw one negative brought up about it regarding long term storage. Seems there's a time limit on it's effectiveness.