Breakfree CLP for non-gun things

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    Breakfree CLP for non-gun things

    I recently realized that Breakfree works great for preventing rust on a variety of stored car parts I have. I had been using a variety of oils to try to prevent flash rust, and kept having to re-apply it. Now my stored cylinder head keeps fine, and even smells like a gun.

    Anyone else have novel uses for gun cleaning products?

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    cleaning every metalic peice i gear i have for work. (maybe the smell is why the insurgents avoid vehicles im in. smells like a rolling arms room)
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    I salvaged a 5 HP air compressor that head been flooded and left for a while. I also put several drops into a couple padlocks that give us trouble with freezing every year. Might not help that, but nothing else has wither, and the pins were sticking in both so I figure they needed something in there.
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    CLP is also good on plastics for lube. For a rust preventive layer on anything, I swear by Shooter's Choice rust prevent.

    But if you're thinking that CLP could become your new household do everything product, you're good to go except for being more expensive ounce per ounce of products designed for the garage or home that will do the same thing.

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    Look the deal is CLP for the guns. WD40 and Duct-tape for all other fixes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Look the deal is CLP for the guns. WD40 and Duct-tape for all other fixes.
    LOL! I will never, ever use WD-40 on any of my guns. Past experience I may not be able to verify, but just do a search.
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    I just used it as tapping fluid to tap a 1/4"-20 hole in aluminum :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Look the deal is CLP for the guns. WD40 and Duct-tape for all other fixes.
    When I did Rally racing, we used to have a saying:

    "If it moves and it shouldn't, duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, WD40."

    As for using CLP on anything.. I've got a couple of camshafts wrapped in saranwrap that I coated with the stuff before wrapping. I was out of motor oil, though. Really, anything having to do with heat and friction or metallic parts you want to prevent rust on? I'd think it would work well for. Not about to try using it in my car, though.

    Speaking of that - does anyone use motor oil to lube their guns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    CLP is also good on plastics for lube. For a rust preventive layer on anything, I swear by Shooter's Choice rust prevent.

    But if you're thinking that CLP could become your new household do everything product, you're good to go except for being more expensive ounce per ounce of products designed for the garage or home that will do the same thing.
    Thanks for the pointer to Rust Prevent -- I'll definitely get a can of the stuff. Looks really useful.

    Does anyone know what machine shops and such do after they sandblast metal, to prevent it from flash rusting? Sandblasted parts always look nice and the machine shop magic seems to prevent rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnowell View Post
    Thanks for the pointer to Rust Prevent -- I'll definitely get a can of the stuff. Looks really useful.

    Does anyone know what machine shops and such do after they sandblast metal, to prevent it from flash rusting? Sandblasted parts always look nice and the machine shop magic seems to prevent rust.
    For short term, just spray it on and wipe over everything you want to protect. For long term...spray it on and let it cure for an hour at least. After that, fingerprints won't even be left as it forms some sort of skin. Lay it on heavy, let it cure, and I'd bet it's like cosmoline. To top it all off, it smells wonderful! I won't use anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Look the deal is CLP for the guns. WD40 and Duct-tape for all other fixes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Heh..that's why I said CLP for the guns.... WD40 and duct-tape for everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Heh..that's why I said CLP for the guns.... WD40 and duct-tape for everything else.
    Exactly.

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