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Old 03-25-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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froglube vs seal1

Hey guys 2 quick questions
Which do you think is better?
Do they sell either in a box store yet(like bass pro, gander mtn, cabelas?

Been hearing a ton from you guys about this stuff so i did my research and would like to try it first hand. I adopted hoppes addiction from my father, and i dont change easily. Plus the plan fact that i can smear this stuff on toast and start eatin it to creap out the wife is just a bonus
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:11 AM   #2
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Good question! I had to buy my Frog Lube online as I haven't seen it anywhere at a store. I love the stuff and it will take quite awhile before my 4oz jar will be used up and I don't know at this point whether to try the Seal 1 later or not. I wonder if it is really an improvement over F.L. or simply hype to get you to spend some more cash.
Like you, I would like to hear from users on whether it is actually better.
The F.L. has sure made my 2022 run like a sewing machine.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:59 AM   #3
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Well from what i have heard seal1 was designed by the same guy and may actually be cheaper than FL. Cant say for sure have not bought either yet. If anyone has an easy way to obtain some i would appreciate the input. I have seen FL being sold on amazon but i hate buying anything online. I have not tracked down a website that sells seal1.
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Re: froglube vs seal1

Midsouth Shooters Supply sells Seal1 online, complete kit is $20.13 plus shipping. I just ordered along with s can of the aerosol.

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Re: froglube vs seal1

Been using fire clean lately has the 220 and mk25 running smooth without having to bake it in.

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I use frog lube on all my guns. Makes cleaning so much easier. They do have dealers but it much easier just ordering from amazon. Amazon is a great company in my opinion.
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Re: froglube vs seal1

Today, while searching for ammo and primers, I did run across a police supply store, GB2 Tactical, near Ecorse and Allen Rd. in Allen Park, that sells Frog Lube.

They also had P Mags available, with a unique twist - $40 for a P Mag AND a Tapco mag. I'm good on P Mags so I passed, but I had to bite my tongue. Visions of the Brownells video with Hitler whining about the Tapco's being made of melted Pringles lids kept playing in my mind's eye!

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i use GMD the same stuff i used to cover the bolt and track on my m242 bushmaster chaingun in my bradley

GMD on the rails and firing mechinizms and CLP for everyday maintenence
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People swear by FL. I will eventually try it.
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Bought my first bottle of fl at a gun show. Love the stuff!
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:00 PM   #11
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What does Seal1 smell like? I've been using froglube every time after a range visit but the smell is getting on my nerves.

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #12
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Several gun shops in Tampa have both. I am trying Seal 1 and use it like FL.
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I did not like the idea of a lube that had to be applied to a heated surface to bond with the metal. Sticking to the Hoppes for now. If I could apply it at ambient temps and feel like it would work I would try it. Sounds like FL and Seal 1 are basically the same thing since the same guy created both.
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I really like FL, use it on all sorts of things. Have not tried or seen Seal1. FL is available near me at a couple of small LGS and a pawn shop. Also online at Midway and Amazon.
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I have been using SEAL1 for a little over three mos now and have found it to be very good to date. I talked with the creator of both products and ha told me S1 is a generation beyond FL. The reason for heating the product on the surface of the gun is to expand all fissures (natural to all metals), in the metal for better penetration/seal. I said when I started this project, I would use it for 6mos before giving my final opinion. I'm about 2.5mos away. So far, I'm pleased.
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Amazon carries Seal1 too - tempted to try it, but nobody will tell me what it smells like. :P
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Still a G-96 guy for general CLP.
Solvent followed by a good oil for a detail clean.
Backups to G-96 (it can be hard to find on the shelf): Ballistol and ClenzOil.
For grease, Shooters Gold, Rig, or Rig +P. Or white lithium. Or Superlube. Or whatever ... just change it out regularly.
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G-96, BTW, smells a bit like bananas.
ClenzOil smells a bit like pine.
Ballistol smells like either strong black licorice or vomit. But it works.
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Amazon carries Seal1 too - tempted to try it, but nobody will tell me what it smells like. :P
I'm not sure how old you are, but when I was a kid (about 30 yrs ago) I would walk down the block after I received my allowance. I'd always go to Hummel's General Store for baseball cards and candy. While there I'd often pick up a set of those wax lips. They came as lips, a mustache or vampire fangs.

I have Seal1 on my gun and when I am working on my gun, I can't help but compare its smell to that of those wax lips when you first open the wrapper. That may sound kinda weird, but its a sensory memory. To me, it smells great!

That doesn't really tell you what it smells like because its not a mint or cinnamon or fruit. Go buy some wax lips!
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From what I have gathered of Seal1 it has a different smell and color than FL. I compare the FL to Skoal or wintergreen gum. I have used FrogLube now on all of my guns for 6 months and I can not tout it enough. I am on board with SouthernYankee here in the sense that Seal1 will be my next purchase once my FL paste is gone. There is a local spot in my area that stocks FL, but I have yet to see Seal1 in person.
An added benefit that doesn't always get mentioned, the cleanup once the gun has been properly heated & treated 3 or 4 times (seasoned in FL/Seal1 speak). After that, it's a 4 or 5 gun patches and a wipe down with a rag and you're done. Something about the product really keeps the gunk build-up down which is huge.
I also use Slip2000 EWG for my rail and barrel, but that was a more recent edition (haven't had a failure with the combination of FL and Slip since I've paired the 2). Try either one, you won't be disappointed (my wide was also ecstatic when she didn't have to deal with the Hoppes "chemical death" smell anymore, that is a big bonus in my house).
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