Frog Lube

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  1. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    The more I use this stuff, the more I like it.

    Key to use is, heat the gun/parts up prior to application. I like using a heat gun, other options are the oven, or direct sunlight, even a hair drier. The liquid/paste are the same product, just different viscosity for varied application. For the paste, I like spreading it about with an old tooth brush. For the liquid, I find I really like one of those needle dispensing bottles (like an oiler)... cuts down on product waste.

    Product is good on all gun surfaces, is not a solvent based product either, it (in fact) is suitable for food grade use, and can be safely ingested.

    Application of heat opens the pores of the metal, the product then seeps into the metal. They liken it to "seasoning" cast iron cookware. After the metal cools, just wipe it down with a micro fiber cloth. Run patches down the bore to remove residue.

    The surfaces of the cleaned gun are dry to the touch, very smooth, and almost a slick/waxed feel. Hard anodized (AR) parts have a nice matte appearance to them. Since Frog Lube is a "CLP" product, no need to lubricate with oil. In fact, the use of petroleum products is discouraged, as Frog Lube will displace the petroleum products. Two applications (initially) for new parts is advised. Parts already treated with petroleum based products, they advise the use of an oil stripping solvent prior to Frog Lube application.

    As the weapon is fired/heated up, the pores of the metal begin to open up, and the Frog Lube weeps out, suspending the carbon fouling. A simple wiping down with a micro fiber cloth is all that is needed afterwards.

    When finished cleaning/treating a weapon, my hands are clean, no black grime under my nails either. The tooth brush bristles are fairly clean at their tips, and wiping down the rod/tools, no gunk residue remains on them either. The micro fiber cloth and patches collect the gunk. And, the tools, your hands, and your weapon smells like Wintergreen Life Savers.

    Bare stainless, QPQ treated, hard anodized treated, NiB coated, polymer... all end up with nothing more than the sheen they originally had (dry). No oily residue, grips do not feel slippery or gooey.

    The liquid applied to small moving parts is sufficient "oiling". A dry (new) squeaky charging handle latch smoothes out and quiets. Trigger pivot points, guide rods, mag releases, slide rails...

    I recommend having both, paste and liquid.

    And, I've talked with the folks at Frog Lube, they highly recommend using it on your black powder firearms as well. Since it's not a petroleum based product, it won't react to the carbon fouling and gum up/cake hard, seizing your black powder weapon.

    I'm also using it on my high carbon steel blades too. Again, heat 'em up and apply... allow to cool, and wipe clean.

    As usual, not affiliated, didn't receive the stuff for free, blah-blah-blah. Just sharing my results of using the stuff.
     
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    I am a believer...love the stuff!
     
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    I'm finding it good on the threads for the aluminum flashlights, scope caps, battery compartments, etc. Does not negatively effect O-rings either.
     
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    Right, I use it as lube and protector on almost everything not just guns.
     
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    You think it will work on my hip and keep me from needing a replacement?
     
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    I would fill up a syringe, large needle and inject in and around the hip joint, at least it will leave you minty fresh!
     
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    If I was man enough to do that, I would be able to take the pain now without complaining like a little girl.
     
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    See? That's where ya went wrong with this tactic. Drill/tap ONCE, thread in a Zerk fitting, and weekly injections with a grease gun.
     
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    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I had an older friend that had arthritis real bad. We worked in construction together and he was always taking horse medicine for his ailments. He wanted to buy some of my elk ivories from me so I just gave him a couple of them. He dremmeled them and fit them into his broken teeth and they looked pretty good but then he died.
     
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    I knew an old guy in San Antonio who used WD40 on his horse as a linament. Don't think it worked, but he felt good about it too. I think he's dead now.
     
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    DMSO works great for arthritis, sprains, pulls and such
     
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    DMSO is just a trans-dermal carrier that will effectively move some other drug through the skin. Combine it with aspirin, and it's like you injected it directly into the spot.
     
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    works for me, takes the pain away like if I sprain an ankle I can walk on it without pain, have used it for years.
     
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    Be careful what you have around you when you use it. It will carry anything that come in contact with it (don't put in on and then spray your house with poison).
     
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    Her actual web-site is not working at present (www.mistsofdawn.com) , but she can be reached via Facebook through the same handle. She makes a lotion called "Healing Balm" which uses (as one of the ingredients) Devil's Club root oil in it. That ingredient works to battle inflammation.

    Rub it onto the affected joint and go about your day. At first, your reaction to it will be, well... that's nice. Later on, you'll find that nagging pain isn't nagging at you continually like it was.

    I used to use as much as 6 ibuprofen to begin my day (neck/back pain). I may pop two ibuprofen once in about a three month time now.

    She started making it after her husband (friend of mine) developed bad knees. He had them both replaced, and was still getting pain/stiffness in them. He rubs it into his skin and is able to get along well, he's back to running also.

    Not calling it a "cure", but, an all natural means to mitigate pain management without pain relievers.

    Boiling out the oils from Devil's Club root is an old Native American medicine, that's what prompted its use in this "Healing Balm" she sells.

    Another tool I've had good luck with (after using this stuff), is to (daily) take a Mega Red (Krill Oil) capsule.
     
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    Got that Frank? No DMSO and little blue pills please.
     
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    hey Dan, if that worked I would use it!

    Thanks RD, I wrote her on FB to ask where to buy for the wife and her restless leg and nerve thing in her hip.
     
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    Let me know what you learn from it. Haven't heard any reports of anything related to nerve based pain.
     
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    sciatic nerve, will try anything, she uses voltaren now a script gel
     
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    I'll look into it too. If it helps me drag a dead critter without hurting, it's worth trying.
     

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