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    Best CLP and Oil for a First Time Firearm Owner

    Hi Guys,

    It is my first time to have a firearm, and I am glad it is a Glock. I was wondering what is the best cleaning product for my firearm? A friend of mine recommended FrogLube, but when I searched it at YouTube, all I see are negative comments about it.

    Also, is it correct that I use CLP to clean the Glock, then put some oil on it like Hoppe's No. 9 Lubricant?

    Thank you very much for the advice.

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    The official line from Glock is that as long as the products are meant for guns, they donít care. And thatís actually true. Glocks donít have rust issues and they need very little lubricant.

    In general, I like lightweight oil for lubrication. Iím currently using Lucas Extreme Duty Gun Oil (available at a lot of automotive stores as well as online), Iíve only used it a few months but so far it doesnít seem to be trapping dirt and I like the trigger feel with it. I withhold the right to change my mind but so far so good.

    Hoppes will also work just fine. Glock US uses Shooters Choice, but theyíll tell you thereís nothing special about it vs any other lightweight oil that their guns need. Dirt is the real enemy so thatís why they recommend lightweight oil over grease.

    Same goes for cleaning, anything meant for a gun will work. I just started using Hoppes 9 foaming barrel cleaner and am liking it.

    You only need chemical on the bore of the gun. Everything else can be cleaned with a cloth or brush. If you brush it off frequently itíll clean up quick. Never put oil or chemicals in the firing pin channel. Keep it dry and clean out with some long qtips a couple times a year.

    Maintain your springs and the gun will last multiple lifetimes. I change mine every year on the guns I shoot regularly regardless of the number of rounds. Springs are cheap, yet they are the most important part for protecting the gun and being sure it functions reliably!!


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    Wow, this is very useful information MtStream, thank you very much! May I ask, what does CLP do, what does a Degreaser do? And when should I use them? What is usually the sequence of all these chemicals/cleaners?

    Thanks again,

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    CLP is a cleaner/lubricator/protector, it is advertised as binding to the metal to make it more impervious to the sticking things like carbon and dust.

    A degreaser is as named, it cleans all traces of oils, grease, etc, kind of a squeaky clean bath.

    Nothing wrong with Froglube, I have used it on Frank, (my edc), but one should not mix FL with petroleum based lubricants.

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    I use Hoppes foaming bore cleaner, M16 brush and a light oil I picked up at a gun show because it came in a bottle with a very small tube for dispensing very small drops of oil. But when you're using about 8 drops of oil, it lasts a long time. Also swab the bore till it shows a clean patch.

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    My routine is to clean the weapon and then apply a modest amout of oil, (Rem/Hop/whatever) and blow out with 125 psi air. Leaves a fine sheen on everything, and, removes any excess that the first couple of rounds would be taking off anyway.


    Per Glock and others, no oil in the striker liner.
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    I really like 'Kroil' for its penetrating and cleaning ability, and also for its lubricating ability. It goes on more lightweight than many other similar products and that's probably the main reason why I like it.

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    I bought my first Glock in 1989. For cleaning I used to take it apart and go to the backyard with a can of carburetor cleaner and spray all the crud off. Then I’d run a brush and patches through the barrel. After that I’d lube with a few drops of 30W motor oil.

    About fifteen years later I went to armorers school and the subject of cleaning was discussed. When the instructor heard what I was doing, he said “don’t do that”.

    Today I wipe everything clean with CLP and I use Mobil-1 for lube. For rifles like my Garand I use Mobil-1 grease.

    And, I still have my first Glock (Gen-1) and it’s still running strong.

    Also, read the directions on Froglube. I have a friend who soaked his 1911 in Froglube. He stepped up to the firing line in a match, inserted the magazine and hit the slide release with his thumb. His slide went forward in slow motion. Everybody started teasing his about it asking if he was making a slow motion movie.

    The directions he failed to read basically said to heat the surface with a hair dryer or heat gun before application and apply a thin coat. Let it set, then wipe off the excess. He did neither.
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    Any time someone posts a thread what is the best cleaner/rust preventer/lubrication usually brings out a lot of different responses. Everybody has their own particular mixture that they swear by. Some are old family recipes that have been handed down, some prefer to use their own mixture and some try every new product that comes out and their is the old time proven Hoppes products. Bottom line is use what ever works for you and your gun. As long as you clean your gun on a regular basis and lube it in the correct places your gun will probably outlive you.

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    heat the surface with a hair dryer or heat gun before application
    You are correct that heating up the surface first before applying the FrogLube is important !

    I used it and it worked quite well IMO, but the heating of parts is a PITA, I opt to use REM oil and air pressure.

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