froglube on cerekoted guns

froglube on cerekoted guns

This is a discussion on froglube on cerekoted guns within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Not wanting to start a debate about Froglube. Just a question . . . with the way Froglube works will it work on guns that ...

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    froglube on cerekoted guns

    Not wanting to start a debate about Froglube. Just a question . . . with the way Froglube works will it work on guns that have cerekote on them. All guns have a coating on them. Examples, Tenifer or Armilite etc so does Cerekote inhibit Froglube from getting in the micoscopic pores of the metal? Thanks for any answers and discussion.

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    I wouldn't imagine it would work the same as any other gun. Nitro carbed or other finishes are out there too. I'm not sure I buy the whole micro pore making a difference. It works just fine on my M&P pistols.
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    Are your guns Cerekoted on the inside friction-points?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Are your guns Cerekoted on the inside friction-points?
    That was my first thought too. The contact surfaces that need lube should be uncoated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianthin View Post
    That was my first thought too. The contact surfaces that need lube should be uncoated.
    You & I sharing thoughts is dis-concerning...ALL BY ITSELF!
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    I doubt that the overpriced coconut oil you mentioned would penetrate a miracle coating.
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    I do not ever lube frogs so I do not use Froglube, which, as has been noted above, coconut oil, a very viscous oil usually used for skin care and cooking. Well I know my gun can get hot but it does not get cooking hot. I know that my gun has a skin of sorts, but it is not like sensitive human skin that dries out from lack of skin oils, washing, etc.

    I know that Froglube being coconut oil is organic. But I do not not licking my gun. I hope no one does, but if you do, please keep it to yourself. We do not want to know. So what advantage is an organic lube for metal friction bearing parts and treated metal surfaces over CLP or similar product Answer: None.
    In fact there might be a disadvantage. Froglube being coconut oil is organic and that means edible. Well what would wan to eat coconut oil. Hmm. Here are few billion: ants. but more than ants. In a world of microorganisms that have to eat, like the bacteria on our skin, setting up a food source in your gun could be like making it a micro organism diner. In fact a micro pore lubricant that can so penetrate a metallic surface could become a super caferteria since the pores will be reservoirs of food.

    Now I know that a couple Navy Seals developed Froglube, or so they say. Well I was a lowly Marine grunt, but I am prepared to attest that peanut oil, grape seed oil, olive oil are al lubricants too. But I think they are better for culinary use just like coconut oil is. Now I could change my mind. When machinery makers start recommending coconut oil as a lubricant, I might rethink my prejudice agains organic oils for metal preservation and lubrication. In the meantime I will just be old fashioned and trust my gun with traditionally accepted oils.
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    Sperm whale oil is a superior lubricant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    Sperm whale oil is a superior lubricant.
    Lots of whales died because that is true. Better to kill a coconut. Nah, just use CLP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    Lots of whales died because that is true. Better to kill a coconut. Nah, just use CLP.
    I use synthetic motor oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    I use synthetic motor oil.
    Nothing wrong with that as long as you use a thin SAE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    Nothing wrong with that as long as you use a thin SAE.
    20-50 motorcycle oil. Flows @ -40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    20-50 motorcycle oil. Flows @ -40.
    I have no idea what that means in terms of viscosity except that -40 sound properly thin enough to be right, If it works, and obviously it does, do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    I have no idea what that means in terms of viscosity except that -40 sound properly thin enough to be right, If it works, and obviously it does, do it.
    The viscosity is 20-50. According to the MSDS it flows @ -40 Fahrenheit, I concur as I have lived in North Dakota for 20 years. My dad was a mechanical engineer and turned me on to synthetic oil decades ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    The viscosity is 20-50. According to the MSDS it flows @ -40 Fahrenheit, I concur as I have lived in North Dakota for 20 years. My dad was a mechanical engineer and turned me on to synthetic oil decades ago.
    North Dakota, WOW. I am a Philly Eagles fan, and our QB, Carson Wentz, played for NDSU. And I love the series Deadwood (SD). Now thagat is all I know about the Dakotas except it gets really cold. Well I know one other thing, there is a DC member there who got good advice from his dad, and follows it.
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