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Cleaning oil question??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Grade VI, Aug 19, 2011.

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  1. Grade VI

    Grade VI Member

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    My son and I had a heated discussion about mixing cleaning oils for gun cleaning. I mixed WD 40 with G 96 to use for cleaning shotguns. He says that mixing these solvents can be dangerous and even explosive. My view is that I am mixing two cleaning oils together and nothing can happen. I should have told him about "Ed's Red" gun cleaning fluid and what is used to make that. Who is right? Thanks for any help!!
     
  2. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I doubt blending oils will cause any problems ...if it did we'd have gigantic warnings and need to sign affadavits not to sue just to add a quart to our cars thats not the brand of the others in the crankcase
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Been doing it for years
     
  4. Erik W

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    Sounds like a good idea. I could probably clear some shelf space by consolidating a lot of similar stuff.
     
  5. GW22

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    Your son is full of crap. Mixing liquid chemical products of unknown content is ALWAYS a good idea.

    -Gary
     
  6. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    When you mix nitrates, oil, and spark you get kaboooooom! Oil and oil not so much.
     
  7. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    I've been using a 50/50 mix of Ballistol and Kroil for a long time. I personally wouldn't ruin the G96 with WD-40. JMO. Wish I could get some G96 around here, no one sells it.

    Wayne
     
  8. MTA Tom

    MTA Tom Active Member

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    There are cans for sale on eBay, Wayne.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/G96-GUN-TREATMENT-12-OZ-lube-cleaning-oil-protection-/390338852843?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae20237eb

    !BppGSVQBWk~$(KGrHqUH-D0EuZJczEW3BLsQ!9LdnQ~~_3.GIF

    And also available on Amazon.com

    http://www.amazon.com/G-96-Aerosol-Lubricating-Spray-oz/dp/B0000DD5TL/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313870754&sr=8-1
     
  9. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Guys quit playing around get Gunzilla-does it all in one bottle, doesn't smell and washes off with soap & water. It's all I use.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  10. W.P.T.

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    Clenzoil, when only the best will do and it comes pre-mixed ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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