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Posted: 10/31/2004 12:21:35 PM EDT
.......based on the repsonses to my
What's the Best Lubricant?" thread, and it seems to get a bit "gummy" today inside the action.
Is this normal?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:24:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:25:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Did you clean the rifle completely with CLP? Some lubes don't like to be mixed.



Yes
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:34:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 12:35:05 PM EDT by Backstop]

Originally Posted By alloy6061:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Did you clean the rifle completely with CLP? Some lubes don't like to be mixed.



Yes



Reclean with Hoppes to remove all the old lube.

Reapply CLP.

Should solve the probs - hopefully.

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I use CLP as a lube, not as a cleaner. I clean with Hoppes. Then reapply CLP.

CLP works good as a cleaner for field work, and I've used it many many times. But it's not good enough for me to use at home.

YMMV - as it will for most everyone that uses CLP for a cleaner/lube.


Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:56:06 PM EDT
Agree that you have some other residual lube to remove. I've never seen CLP gum up under any circumstances.

Sam
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:56:18 PM EDT
Never had that problem with CLP.

Do as the above members have described and report back.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 12:57:06 PM EDT
CLP is some of the best stuff I've seen.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:01:25 PM EDT
Hmmmmmm..................it was an old bottle of Breakfree CLP.........I'll get a new bottle and try it again.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:01:39 PM EDT
+1

CLP and Militec-1 are the only things I use in my AR-15 and Vepr. Both do not gum up and seem to clean rather easily. Militec-1 is a better lube than CLP, and I use it on all the moving parts with great results.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:03:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:09:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 3:42:59 PM EDT by HeavyMetal]
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:17:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alloy6061:
Hmmmmmm..................it was an old bottle of Breakfree CLP.........I'll get a new bottle and try it again.

Thanks!



Most important! Clean all the old lube - the CLP and whatever else is on there - ASAP.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:32:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
If you mix G-96 and Breakfree, within a year it will turn to concrete.



Damn!?
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 1:44:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alloy6061:
.......based on the repsonses to my
What's the Best Lubricant?" thread, and it seems to get a bit "gummy" today inside the action.
Is this normal?



It is if you mix lubricants. Before using CLP you need to clean your rilfe with Brake cleaner or Gun Scrubber to make sure all the old lube is removed.

CLP will interact with some lubes to become gummy.

CLP (BreakFree and RoyCo 634) is compatible with ArmaLube and SLIP 2000 CLP based on my experience.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 2:54:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Backstop:
Reclean with Hoppes to remove all the old lube.
Reapply CLP.
Should solve the probs - hopefully.
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I use CLP as a lube, not as a cleaner. I clean with Hoppes. Then reapply CLP.

CLP works good as a cleaner for field work, and I've used it many many times. But it's not good enough for me to use at home.

YMMV - as it will for most everyone that uses CLP for a cleaner/lube.





+1
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:33:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Did you shake the bottle?



Yep.........I must admit that it was an old bottle.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:43:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:44:48 PM EDT
CLP will gum up readily if used with FP10.. Or any other semi- synthetic..........At least AFAIK..
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:46:28 PM EDT
Just another reason, I use CLP, only CLP, and nothing but CLP, on my AR-type rifles.... just like the TM says.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 3:54:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattld:
Never had that problem with CLP.

Do as the above members have described and report back.



+2 !!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:13:21 PM EDT
Spent six years in the Marine Corps. and the only lube/cleaner we used was CLP. Its all I will ever use on my new AR! No probelms on any of the weapons Ive used it on!
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:18:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:29:57 PM EDT
Don't worry, it's the best. May take a few times to get whatever old lube you used to use all worked out.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:34:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:52:22 PM EDT
Breakfree...
The Army uses it, or at least they used to.
I have used it for years on 4 AR-type rifles, it has always worked perfectly on all of them.
If I had an AR that wouldn't run on Breakfree, I'd get rid of the rifle, not the lube

Link Posted: 10/31/2004 4:57:46 PM EDT
Why would you buy a GI weapon, but use civilian lube?

CLP is the only approved cleaner or lubricant. There's a reason for that.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:00:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alloy6061:
.......based on the repsonses to my
What's the Best Lubricant?" thread, and it seems to get a bit "gummy" today inside the action.
Is this normal?



It could be you put to much on.

Or the CLP is loosening goop that you didn't get out of there when you cleaned.

CLP will continue to clean for some time after it is applied.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 5:03:59 PM EDT
+1 on the brake cleaner.hit Autozone or one of the other chain stores,it's almost always on sale.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:57:40 AM EDT
Yes, sounds like it is interacting with some other lube and the rifle needs to be degreased and CLP reapplied.


CLP (BreakFree and RoyCo 634) is compatible with ArmaLube and SLIP 2000 CLP based on my experience.


To second, Forest's post: Both FP10 and CLP work fine with SLIP2000. I'm guessing because the SLIP2000 isn't petroleum based.


CLP will gum up readily if used with FP10.. Or any other semi- synthetic..........At least AFAIK..


My experience mirrors gmtmaster's here. FP10 and Breakfree do not play well together.



Link Posted: 11/1/2004 6:24:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By alloy6061:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Did you shake the bottle?



Yep.........I must admit that it was an old bottle.



I drop a spent .22lr shell in each of my breakfree bottles, helps mix things up when I shake it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 9:15:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
Just another reason, I use CLP, only CLP, and nothing but CLP, on my AR-type rifles.... just like the TM says.



Same here.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 10:37:02 AM EDT
I've not had any trouble using CLP (BreakFree) and FP-10 on the same gun. I just use whichever is handy when I need to get the bolt carrier wet again and it hasn't been a problem.
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