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Offline Chief-USN

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2011, 10:48:40 AM »
 It was especially effective on 50cal and M-60 guns. We used to get the stuff by the Drum. Works great, been around a long time.

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 04:32:20 PM »
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I Use #9 on occasion but keep finding myself going back to what I used in Viet Nam, Still works great. Ever wonder when you see old pictures of soldiers in Viet Nam many have a green bottle in the attached to their helmet what it is? No it is not mosquito repellant... it is good old Break Free.  We used it on everything from M16's to 85MM Mortars. Good Stuff for soaking, just remember to shake well before using, If you ever see some in a glass jar you would understamd.


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I used to use nothing but Break Free about 20 years ago when I shot IPSIC and it worked great.

But I ran into a problem when I crossed over and used it on my safe queens and carry guns. (Autos only)  
If the pistol sat for say 6 months or so untouched, the slide kind of froze up.  The Break Free dried up into a hard laquer and glued the slides to the barrels.  Cycling the slide did take quite a bit of effort, but then there was no lube, just hard laquer.
I have not touched the stuff since. ( I said laquer not liquer) ;D

Now I know that this would not apply to Nam.

If I did try it again; I have won many bottles and cans of it at matches, I would be sure to work the actions weekly.

Just my experience.
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2011, 08:47:35 PM »
Thank you Reinz. I never new it would do that. I'll have to be careful if I use any on my guns.

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2011, 08:52:48 PM »
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I used to use nothing but Break Free about 20 years ago when I shot IPSIC and it worked great.

But I ran into a problem when I crossed over and used it on my safe queens and carry guns. (Autos only)  
If the pistol sat for say 6 months or so untouched, the slide kind of froze up.  The Break Free dried up into a hard laquer and glued the slides to the barrels.  Cycling the slide did take quite a bit of effort, but then there was no lube, just hard laquer.
I have not touched the stuff since. ( I said laquer not liquer) ;D

Now I know that this would not apply to Nam.

If I did try it again; I have won many bottles and cans of it at matches, I would be sure to work the actions weekly.

Just my experience.

Stormy.  Thanks for the heads up.  I was getting ready to try this stuff; not that it doesn't have its place.
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2011, 08:55:49 PM »
I am sure if you clean off the cleaner it would work.

Use Break Free to clean the stubborn carbon and clean off the break free with carb cleaner. Its just a thought?

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2011, 09:00:04 PM »
That would probably work!
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2011, 09:02:58 PM »
I cannot why it would not. Once you clean the cleaner, apply you lubricant of choice.

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2011, 10:37:22 PM »
I keep coming back to Eezox.  It just works, as do the others, I suppose.
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2011, 10:41:25 PM »
You have to use what works for you! ;D

On this subject everyone seems to have a: this works for me.

Use what you know and what work best for you.

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2011, 10:42:17 PM »
Yep!  That's why the Eezox!    ;)
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2011, 10:47:40 PM »
I used Remoil for a long time and switched to WC Ultimalube.

It has worked for me for almost 3 years! :)

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2011, 10:50:47 PM »
Must work for you!    :)
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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2011, 07:08:27 AM »
I Soak small parts such as recoil springs, firing pins, and extractors in Break free while cleaning the rest of the gun useing Hornady one shot cleaner / Lube. After that I use Gun Butter on slide/Barrel/Bushing  friction points. Guns always run but then again I have no safe queens and they all get taken out for excersize.

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2011, 08:31:32 AM »
Chief

Do you clean off the Break Clean before lubrication?

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Re: What do you use to soak parts in?
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2011, 08:36:54 AM »
Just a thought.  I'll bet he does.    :)
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