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    Homemade Red Gun Lube

    Here's a recipe for homemade gun lube. The good part about making this stuff yourself is that you can alter the viscosity by manipulating the ratios of ingredients to suit your own taste/preference. Use a quart container, like an empty oils jug, as a receptacle/storage container and only make a half quart or so until you get the consistency you like. Obviously if you want it thicker, add more of the thick stuff. If you want it thinner, use less of the thick stuff, or add more thin stuff. The key is using the same measuring device for all ingredients so you can reproduce your results, and don't forget to write down your ratios. Play with it and see what works best for your needs.

    The ingredients are:

    • 2 parts - Good quality motor oil (multi weight)
    • 2 parts - Good quality ATF
    • 3 parts - Lucas heavy duty oil stabilizer (sort of like STP and you don't need a gallon but it is good for your car too!)
    • 2 parts - Hoppe's #9
    • 1 part - Marvel Mystery Oil


    Throw it together, mix it up and put it in a dispenser and you're ready to go.



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    How long have you let some of this sit for? Do the different parts seperate and layer out?

    Also, how thick is it?

    Looks interesting.
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    Interesting. Why did you add the #9??


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    Quote Originally Posted by C4IGrant View Post
    Interesting. Why did you add the #9??


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    For the fragrance?

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    Looks like a variation of Bug Juice which worked pretty well for me. I dont remember the ratios but those are exactly the ingredients minus the marvel mystery oil.
    ETA: i dont know about this one but bug juice smells like hoppes #9. It's the only ingredient that has a strong odor.
    Last edited by Col_Crocs; 04-26-12 at 10:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyM4 View Post
    How long have you let some of this sit for? Do the different parts seperate and layer out?

    Also, how thick is it?

    Looks interesting.
    So far it does not seem to seperate but I would not be surprised if it did because of the solvent in the Hoppe's which probably would evaporate off if left open. It (this version) is a little thicker than some Militec-1 that I have but much thicker than CLP etc.

    The goal here was to have a lube mix that does not run out of the gun, has some cleaning qualities and is heat resistant

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyM4 View Post
    How long have you let some of this sit for? Do the different parts seperate and layer out?

    Also, how thick is it?

    Looks interesting.
    From my experience with bug juice, the only separation you get is a thick milky sludge that settles on the bottom. I used to just let it sit for a few days then transfer it to different container, leaving the sludge in the previous one.
    Last edited by Col_Crocs; 04-26-12 at 10:10.

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