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does a anti corrosion lubricant substitutes gun oil for lubrication purposes? if so, wich is it better?
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does a anti corrosion lubricant substitutes gun oil for lubrication purposes? if so, wich is it better?
I'm not sure what you would categorize as "anti corrosion lubricant", but in general, it is more important that you use lube rather than what kind of lube you use.

We have a mega lube thread if you'd like to see some opinions


My general choice is a CLP (it's not a brand, it is a category of product, manufactured by many companies), and I usually choose the non-toxic (or rather, the less toxic) versions.
 

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I guess you are technically correct, but I usually refer to any of the spray cans as a CLP.
Weapon Shield listed above is also a CLP, as is Ballistol, SLIP 2000, Gunzilla, Frog Lube, BreakFree CLP, etc., the list goes on and on.

I've used a lot of CLP's over the years, and Ballistol is the only one I've used that has been in aerosol form. I'm not saying Ballistol is the only one available as an aerosol (I also have the liquid Ballistol), but most CLP's can be had in regular liquid form.
 

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Do not use WD40. CLP or similar product is what you want.
 

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I'm just as guilty of buying the greatest super oil as anyone else. Thing is a 1911's lubrication needs are modest.
Hoppe's Elite oil and Rem Oil are very thin, maybe best for very cold conditions. Frog Lube is quirky and it's popularity has waned account of it's peculiarities. Otherwise most gun oils are okay.
 

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I like an oil for high temperature high speed hardened steel applications like hair clipper oil and sewing machine oil. Rem oil is close but seems a tad "gooey". I think you can get close enough with just one of those 3 and q-tips but a primer of brake parts cleaner or hoppes #9 beforehand would probably be ideal. Just don't gunk up your breechface. Everybody wants to call the 1911 unreliable but nobody wants to pull their firing pin and extractor to clean the channels. You don't have to do that as often if you keep them dry. Soak the rest if you don't mind oil on your clothes.
 

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I use Breakfree clp for cleaning. Then I flush with gun scrubber, then I lube then I lube the moving parts with Breakfree lp ( think this has been renamed Full Synthetic) . It’s a hair thicker than their clp. Then the outside of the gun gets a mist of Birchwood Casey Barricade and wipe with a clean soft rag. The clp could be used for the whole job but like the Barricade goes on like a light spray than a thick glob so each work better for special purposes
 

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I don't think it's a good idea to use motor oils on guns. They contain additives including detergents that keep wear particles and moisture in suspension, which is what you want in an engine with a pressure oiling system and filter, but not a firearm or machine too.

I realize that oil arguments are the number two application of the internet, and I'm not trying to start one, just wanted to point this out for someone who hasn't heard of it.

I prefer the simplest lubricants. If I could get sperm oil (whale oil) I would use it!
 
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