Best protectant?

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  1. saw-tooth-jimmy

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    OK so now I’m turning to my old pals in asking you all what you think is the best firearm protectant? There have been some new products out. I am looking for the best one to use.
     
  2. joshb

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    They had a test in the bulletin a while back. Use the search feature for long term storage protection. If I remember it right, Ezzox was the winner.
     
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  3. Papa Charlie

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    I use CPI cleaner/lubricant for protecting all my guns.
     
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  5. saw-tooth-jimmy

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    I think I saw that one and was why I started
    to use Eezox. Have used it for a good while now then I saw that Amsoil came out with a new version. I just ran some tests over the weekend and found that the Eezox was better than the Amsoil cleaner/protectant.
     
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    anybody tried RIG (rust inhibiting grease) I've had great luck with it, old school gunsmith told me about it and never looked back. :)
     
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  8. saw-tooth-jimmy

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    Does anyone know if anyone tested the RIG, CPI and G96 to Eezox?
     
  9. brxbrad

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    I've been using Eezox since it came out. It is the one stop shop for anything gun. I use it to lube my brass for resizing, I lube my press with it , I use it to expand necks, neck turning, and of course lubing and protecting my guns. It is expensive, about $30 a can, but it only takes so little of it for the above applications that it lasts a long time.
    I however don't use it to clean with. I feel there are other products better suited for that.

    From their Website: Synthetic Eezox Premium Gun Care [​IMG]
    The Triple Action Truth [​IMG]

    About Cleaning, Lubrication and Rust Prevention
    1. CLEANING: Petroleum Distillate solvents do not have the ability to penetrate residues built up in bores and on exterior surfaces. Due to the high density and superior penetrating ability of Synthetic EEZOX, problems involving stiff or jamming actions, lead, brass and copper build-up, as well as problems caused by carbon and plastic wad build-up are virtually eliminated when EEZOX is used as a cleaning solvent.

    2. LUBRICATING: Petroleum Distillate Lubricants are able to do their job only when they are liquid, i.e. before evaporating or being burned off ramps and slide surfaces. Synthetic EEZOX goes on wet, lubricates dry, and is non-flammable, therefore working in the severest of conditions. Scientific tests show that the coefficient of friction is reduced over 50% when EEZOX is used as a lubricant.

    3. PROTECTING: The American Standard for Tests and Measurements, (ASTM} is the internationally recognized testing authority and the ASTM B117 - 5% Salt Spray Fog Test is the de facto standard for testing a product's rust inhibiting properties. Outdoor elements, including extremes of temperature and humidity are introduced into the test environment and are carefully monitored. Petroleum Distillate Rust Preventatives receive a "Pass" rating if they inhibit rust for 18 to 24 hours. After 96 to 120 hours of testing, Synthetic EEZOX scored an "Excellent," the highest rating given. Even more remarkable, after 136 hours Synthetic EEZOX scored a "Good" rating, outperforming all distillate-based gun oils and other rust inhibitors available. This testing confirms that EEZOX provides the best rust protection.
     
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  10. JLT

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    EEZOX is really good stuff. I've been using it for a few years now and it pretty much works as advertised, although I do not use it for cleaning. There's other stuff better suited for cleaning, but EEZOX has proven to be an excellent lube and protectant. A little goes a long way and I think it smells good . . .

    I also use RIG. Old school, but it works.
     
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    I’ve been using Corrosion X for a few years now, great all round oil. I also purchased some EEZOX recently after reading the tests done on this forum and so far am pleased with it as an all round oil, as good as Corrosion X.
     
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    Best Firearm "protectant"..... another well-trained firearm?
     
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    I dunno, guys. This test indicated "WD-40 Specialist Long-term Corrosion Inhibitor" was much better than Eezox, G96, and nearly everything else as a pure rust inhibitor (not a lube or cleaner):

    http://www.dayattherange.com/?page_id=3667
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    Eezox!
     
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    I would never put WD-40 on a gun..... WD-40 is a rust/corrosion inhibitor and bluing is a form of rust/corrosion. So if you take some WD-40 and spray it on a nice clean white rag and wipe the barrel of your gun and the rag turns to a brownish color....that's the bluing coming off the gun. Then take some WD-40 and spray it into a cup. Keep spraying until you have a 1/4" to a 1/2" in the bottom of the cup. Set the cup on the shelf and forget about it for about a month. When you look at it again, I bet it looks like syrup, which isn't what I want in my gun's bolt or trigger etc..... Just my .02 and what I have found, but you can try it for yourself.
     
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    "WD-40" and "WD-40 Specialist Long-term Corrosion Inhibitor" are identical? Uh, no.

    When I saw the OP asked about "protectant", about the only overt threat to a gun I can think of is rust. And my main concern there would be the bore, not the blued outside of the gun. I'm not convinced even original WD-40 is an effective bluing remover, but I could be wrong. That's not what was tested in any event, so moot point.

    Something that turns to syrup over time in the bore might be just the ticket. I put syrup in the bore all the time, in the form of Patch-Out. No dire consequences at all. No matter what you coat the bore with, wouldn't you consider it prudent to remove it with a solvent/cleaner before shooting the gun?

    Bottom line: In the exhaustive test I cited, WD-40 Specialist Long-term Corrosion Inhibitor was the best rust inhibitor.

    Edit: WD-40 and "WD-40 Specialist Long-term Corrosion Inhibitor" are completely different products. The WD-40 brand name now appears on a whole range of products, for examples "Specialist White Lithium Grease", "Specialist Silicone Lubricant", a line of cleaners and degreasers, penetrants, etc.
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  18. squint-n-squeeze

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    Where do y'all buy Eezox from? it seems to be "discontinued" at several of the major distributors. Just wondering. Thanks!
     
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    Anyone purchase from https://shop.guntap.com/eezox before? They offer free ground shipping to lower 48 for eezox products.
     

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