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AR Build Diary: Frog Lube

By Gabby

Frog Lube is Fun!
You know I couldn't help myself! As soon as I got my receivers home I had to start playing with them. I had been told the the anodized aluminum would be very thirsty, so I set to work greasing 'er up. Ready at home, I had a 4oz tub of Frog Lube (best price I found was from RedBarnArmory.com who ships free as long as it's part of an order totaling more than $99), some microfiber clothes (from the auto supply section at Wal-Mart) and some acid/flux brushes (from the pluming section at Home Depot). Frog Lube sells all these items as a kit, but, ya know, I like to make my life difficult.

I brushed the green goop on everything! While the Frog Lube is green in the tub, the coating I put on was so thin, there was no color to it at that point. The brush was especially helpful for getting into tiny cracks, along Picatinny rails, and other tight spots, however once my hands were goo-ed, my fingers became pretty good tools too. I had protected the surface on which I was working with a big piece of card board so once everything was greasy I just laid it all out and went to bed.

In the past I had heard that a little heat would go a long way with the Frog Lube process so I had my heat gun standing by. Some say a hair dryer is good, others like the oven, all in all I didn't see too much of a difference in absorption. Before lubing some of my parts I held my heat gun over them for a few seconds. I didn't heat them to the point of too hot to handle just to the point of warm to the touch then I slathered on the green stuff. I noticed the paste get more liquid and flow more easily (especially good for hard to reach spots) and a nice thin coating was quickly all over the part. I'd say this method is good for small parts and springs cause you're not gonna sit there and brush every inch, so just warm up the part put a little Frog Lube on your finger tips and role the part in your hand.

In the morning I was thrilled to find that my house didn't smell like a jiffy lube, neither did my hands. Fog Lube is eco friendly and even edible (but I'll wait for someone else to review the flavor) so feel great about using it! I took one of the microfiber clothes and buffed away the excess that was on all my AR parts. I repeated this process on the exterior parts of my gun a few more times, though sans heat and overnight soak. As small parts were installed I brushed a very thin layer of goo on areas were metal touched metal and then continued on my way.

I'm excited to think that as my AR heats up, it will almost be lubricating itself. I'm also looking forward to a one step cleaning process. That's right, cleaning will now consist of wiping away the old green and rubbing on a clean layer. If things get really dirty, a little rubbing alcohol might be necessary, or just a scrub with some clean green. I may soon switch all my firearms to Frog Lube!

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1 comment:

Red Barn Armory said...

Thank you for our business. We are going to order a box of acid brushes and make sure some get shipped with every tub of Frog Lube we sell.

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