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Breaking out the mini hair dryer heat it up then add the Frog.

My Raptor from day 1 has had the Frog. But as I write this maybe gonna try my Wilson Combat oil and grease I bought to see how that stuff works.

Anyone useWilson Combat oils or grease?
 

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Afraid not. I haven't convinced myself that grease it the wise way to go. It accumulates more gunk than a thin, light oil. Since I clean and lube after every range visit, the extended qualities of a grease doesn't do much for me.
 

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OldSoul, per the owners manual, Kimber recommends not using grease. Grease is oil with thickening agents and was developed for things like bearings that are enclosed and not easily oiled, and where viscosity is not an issue. Kimbers have tight tolerances and just need a thin film of oil on a few spots. I'm no expert but I've learned that the owners manual does have a few tidbits of wisdom I'm glad I read.
 

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Thanks Porsche. Ok Ill try Wilson Combat Oil and skip the grease. If I don't like that I'll just go back to Frog Lube
 

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I am a frog lube guy. I have used it for years on all my pistols with no issues. YMMV
 

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Talking about lube is a why to start a big discussion. For me I use M-PRO7 on my Kimbers and Slide Glide on the rails of everything else. I do not use grease on carry guns because of the dirt that sticks to the grease.
 

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I've probably used every oil ever made for guns and a lot that weren't made for guns, guess what they all worked. I've been playing with Brian Enos slide glide on a couple of my older Kimbers and my new Sig P238 with no problems.
 

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There is nothing wrong with using grease on your 1911; it's all up to you. I've spoken to Kimber about this and their concern is the over use of grease (novice) and in the wrong places. Many of my friends use Shooter's Choice red grease as do I on the rails, lugs and barrel hood. It comes in a syringe which is ideal for pin point application and is really nice for extended range times. I use oil on everything else but for metal on metal high wear areas grease is my preference.
 

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Ribbit and then some....

I like to break out the wife's hair dryer and Frog Lube the external surfaces of my guns. For metal to metal contact areas, I am a WD40 man. I used it on all of my tools with moving parts when I was a young Lineman. It kept all of them rust free and moving.

Worked then, still works now!! !;););) If Frog Lube had been invented then, I might have used that. What every lineman needs.....a minty fresh smelling chain hoist!!!:eek::eek::rolleyes:
 
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Sure Thing!!

Someone please explain the hair dryer reference to me please..
jms-stlou, Frog Lube is a paste. The process for applying it requires you to heat up the metal surface to be treated (to open up the pores in the metal), then apply the paste to it. The heat melts the paste into the pores and as the metal cools, it seals some of the Frog Lube in. You wipe off any excess and you are left with a very slick lubricated surface with very serious rust inhibiting capabilities!!;);) On top of that, it has a very pleasant minty smell to it!!

So there ya go..........!!:cool::cool:
 

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Someone please explain the hair dryer reference to me please..
well I just assumed everyone used a hair dryer when cleaning their gun. :p

Also Frog Lube is 100% safe to eat. Not recommended but safe. 100% natural. You could clean and treat your Kimber with Frog Lube for hours in a baby's nursery. No harm. At least I believe so
 

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Thanks Lineman...
I don't know about the minty and the hoppes #9 aroma together..
I want my guns to say "Look at me Boyz" not
"Hey Boyz look at me" {Richard Simmons voice}...:)
 

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Ugh!!!

I find it hard to believe that the combination of Frog Lube and Hoppes #9 would attract Richard Simmons!! He's too busy "sweatin' to the oldies" with obese women to be interested in anything else besides the smell of that!!! WHOOOOO!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::confused: HOW RUDE!!!! Gag me with a twig!!!:eek::eek::eek:
 
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I use NRA MC2500 synthetic oil. Not sure if it is better or worse than anything else but my gun hasn't complained. It smells like oil.
 

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Breaking out the mini hair dryer heat it up then add the Frog.

My Raptor from day 1 has had the Frog. But as I write this maybe gonna try my Wilson Combat oil and grease I bought to see how that stuff works.

Anyone useWilson Combat oils or grease?
I use the wilson combat oil lube on my 1911 and makes a serious difference. It stays on and makes the slide action super slick. I also broke in my ultra with that lube and my gun likes it. I was so impress I bought the lubricant for older guns and the grease for my AR
 

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I have never been much of a lube snob. No disrespect. Seems there is always a new wonder lube. Wilson used to have a clear but thin grease called Ultri lube I think that I liked. I only make a change when I run out and most bottle last years. In fact I still have samples from Shot shows past. I do use grease on my pistols in combination with oil. Usually white lithium with Brownells red oil. Granted I live in the desert where oil alone runs out of the gun and it's not cold enough for grease to thicken enough to stop the slide. I have gone as much as 14000 rounds without cleaning and only add a drop of oil to each slide groove as well as the hood and the barrel at the bushing after starting g with grease at the last cleaning.
 
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