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Old 03-31-2020, 06:43 AM   #1
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Cherrybalmz on my rails

Any of you ever used Cherrybalmz on your 1911's?

Ok, ok. I'm gonna go on and take a wild guess that Phil has used some cherry balm but not on his 1911.

But seriously, in other inferior forums it is talked about and I do want your opinion. My guts tell me a little grease is a good thing on inanimate things that slide.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:46 AM   #2
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Never even heard of Cherrybalmz. I think if you clean and lube your guns on a regular basis, anything will work. I like TW25B grease, others use Slide Glide. I got a packet of oil from Sig with my new gun. It’s called Spec1. It’s extremely slippery and appears to be an excellent lube but it’s $16+ for 4oz and $10 to ship. If what your doing now stops working, then try something else is my thinking.
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:59 AM   #3
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I just use Mobil 1 Synthetic and refill all my bottles when they empty.
If it's good enough for the Escalade and the Beemer it's good enough for my guns.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:17 AM   #4
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Hoppe's #9 to clean, FP-10 to lube and Slide Glide on the rails.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:00 AM   #5
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As usual, I bucked the trend. I just use CLP Breakfree for everything, be that for cleaning, lubrication and storage. Now, I realize I might be chastised, but the original tool marks are still visible on the areas of cycling.

I did buy Tri-Flow the last time. Seems to be the same thing.

After a good sharpening, I use the same procedure. I figure "metal is metal."
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:11 AM   #6
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I just got my 1911 out. Long story. Has been in storage for 4 years along with my Beretta, Smith, Browning. So, I’ve done nothing to them.
I got Hoppes 9, Weapon Shield, Ballistol, and Eezox.

It’s so darn frustrating trying to do what’s best when nobody agrees what is best. It pees my OCD self off.

I got that Seecamp 32 the former owner of company says to use Eezox on his pistols.

It makes sense in a 1911 to use grease on the slide and rails. Some say don’t.

This is worse than choosing an oil for your car.

Hickok45 swears by Ballistol. I truly respect him. But Ballistol is predominately mineral oil. Is that bad??? Are synthetics better ???

Then after going out on these limbs, I lean back toHoppes 9 to clean and Weapon Shield (FP-10) to lube. Maybe a little grease on the rails. That was why I asked about the Cherrybalmz.

I got too much time on my hands.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:20 AM   #7
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You're over thinking it, all that matters is that you clean it when it's dirty then lube it. Use anything you want it doesn't matter as long as you do it.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:32 AM   #8
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As said before there is several different items used. I have used Frog Lube for several years and like it.
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Old 03-31-2020, 09:37 AM   #9
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I think we're all over thinking it. My dad had one and only one folder in his whole life. He won the folder in the 1930s during a baseball game. When I first saw the folder circa 1970-something, it looked like it just came out of the wrapper.

What I do with folders my dad would refer to as "putzing." He came from Milwaukee, as well. I have a Franken-knife, a handle from my supplier and blade from CRKT "Homefront."

My latest flight of fancy is a Cold Steel Bush Ranger. I had to break the bank for that folder, all of 29 bucks! Oy, vey, what was I thinking...

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Old 03-31-2020, 09:49 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
You're over thinking it, all that matters is that you clean it when it's dirty then lube it. Use anything you want it doesn't matter as long as you do it.
Chuck nailed it. There is not a best, you mentioned a few lubes you already have, use them, they all work.
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