SS, I'm sure you are aware of this; (just in case and for those who aren't aware) Hoppe's No. 9 is mainly a powder solvent even though they claim it prevents rust. If you haven't fired the gun, you don't need to crack the bottle.SS wrote:Thanks Grumpy.Grumpy wrote:No. WD40 is a water displacement product - it is a VERY poor lubricant and won`t stay on a surface.
It also rots wood at a rate of knots.
ABM, Ballistol is what I'm using for now. Also got wd40 and hoppes no. 9- not used the latter yet. I guess these should suffice for the time being.
Still, one does get used to the smell. It is one smell that I do associate with guns. It would make a great after-shave lotion except that my wife can't stand it.
As far as WD 40, I have no idea why people keep bringing it up. There has never been, nor will there ever be WD40 in my gun room. It sits in my garage instead. While WD40 does have some efficacy as a corrosion preventative, there are so many more suitable products today that do a significantly better job fulfilling two of WD40's three main claims (i.e. lubrication and rust prevention).
inplainsight and anyone interested; here is a product test that shows how well some of them work. This is by no means all that products available out there. If you look around there are a bunch of similar test on the net with many featuring other products. I notice Ballistol is not on there but it is not a product that is readily available everywhere in the US. None around this area, at least. Still Ballistol seems to get high marks from its users. I, personally, have used Breakfree CLP for thirty some years (as a corrosion preventer), along with Hoppe's No. 9 for getting rid of powder fouling.
Rust preventative test