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Posted: 7/22/2008 1:23:31 PM EST
Hi there! I appreciate all your input on this forum and have been wanting to ask you your opinion on using non-chlorinated brake cleaner to clean a BCG and then using Mobil One 30 weight synthetic oil to lube just the BCG?

I know this topic comes up from time to time and there are varied opinions as to the efficacy of this practice.

Thanks for your thoughts!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:37:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:50:43 PM EST
Thanks Quib! I will use your blended mix to clean and try the Mobil One.

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:09:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/1/2008 2:41:11 PM EST
I've used tranny fluid when we ran out of CLP with excellent results. Smelled like a burnt tranny after firing but it worked.
Link Posted: 9/9/2008 2:09:41 PM EST
I've been using 5-30 synthetic motor oil for awhile. love it. stays lubed a lot longer than gun oil. does not have to be mobile 1. syntek, platinum, etc. doug
Link Posted: 9/9/2008 3:16:06 PM EST
I, too, use LP on the bolt/carrier, CLP everywhere else. But some serious competitors use Mobile One for everything. I think it matters less what you use, than where you put it and do you put enough of it.
Link Posted: 9/9/2008 5:30:00 PM EST
IIRC, mobile 1 is on the approved list of alternate, field expedient lubes
Link Posted: 9/10/2008 1:49:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2008 2:04:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2008 2:29:21 PM EST by dave89iroc]

Originally Posted By QUIB:

Originally Posted By dave89iroc:
IIRC, mobile 1 is on the approved list of alternate, field expedient lubes

Who's list of alternate, field expedient lubes? Have a link or copy of this list to post?

I remember reading it, I'll look, see if I can find it

as for now, lets say its hearsay, when I find it, I will save it and post it up
Link Posted: 9/10/2008 2:49:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2008 2:56:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2008 2:57:11 PM EST
I'll admit I've tried Mobil 1 in the beowulf with good results. A little goes a long way.
Link Posted: 9/10/2008 3:02:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2008 4:17:47 PM EST
Aw, c'mon Quib, we know you run 5 quarts of LP in your truck!
Link Posted: 9/10/2008 4:20:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2008 7:46:34 PM EST
IT WORKS WELL ! 15w40 low coking ,very little ash and less melt down-easy clean up
Link Posted: 10/29/2008 4:55:11 PM EST
I always thought they put those little red tubes on the side of brake cleaner cans for blasting out AR15 gas tubes!!
Link Posted: 10/30/2008 5:10:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2008 7:52:07 AM EST by THUNDERKISS]
Used to be posted on the Armalite website in their Library under "Tech Notes"...

www. armalite.com/library/techNotes/tnote65.htm

...but the "url" is no longer valid.

I think that it was entitled, "Alternate Cleaning and Lubrication Materials for Small Arms".
Link Posted: 10/30/2008 6:38:00 AM EST
I used to mix CLP 1 to 1 with 15W-40 oil (what was available) for lubing machine guns. The addition of the oil made sure the lube did not burn off.
Link Posted: 10/31/2008 3:14:12 PM EST
I started using 0W30 in my AR's. I haven't done any really hard use, but it stays wet when the CLP dries up. I often just reapply the CLP so it stays wet, but the mobile 1 doesn't seem to need it.

Both are great products.
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