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Solvents and lube for an AR

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by catalyst686, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. catalyst686

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    Can someone suggest a good solvent and a lube for maintenance on my Daniel defense upper and spikes lower, 5.56. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    BreakFree CLP would be the easiest to find, WalMart should have it.
    Mobil 1 engine oil is very popular as well
     

  3. catalyst686

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    Mobil 1 as a lubricant? Is that alright to use on guns?
     
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    Vagisil is reported to work, but I prefer Slip EWL
     
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    Slip 2000.

    Leave the car oil in cars.

    CLP if nothing else is available, but SLIP is far superior.
     
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    I use bore solvent to clean it and CLP for lube.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I'll have to try Slip 2000 next time I need to order.
    A shooting buddy is now swearing it's the best he's ever used.
     
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    Hoppes #9 to clean the BCG and barrel.
    BreakFree to clean everything else and to lubricate.

    I've been cleaning AR's for over 30 years that way.

    It's cheap and it's effective.
     
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    I use CLP but I also have a gallon or so of LSA that I like better.
     
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    MC2500 by Mil-comm

    Ive run thousands upon thousands of rounds through the AR15 platform and the TW25B oil handled the heat the best and kept the bolt running even during suppressed fire where the action gets twice as dirty. Ive prob tried every niche lube out there.....
     
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    Hoppes for the upper and bore i think.

    For the lower, you may not want to disassemble the whole thing every time. I hose my guns off with brake cleaner from walmart, $1.50 a can. Then attack it with toothbrushes, rags and q-tips. Hose it out again and let the dirt run out. then dry off everything you can reach with a lint-free rag like an old t-shirt. Allow to dry 5-10 minutes then lube the lower parts lightly.