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***Bought into the hype and regret it***
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2020
As a firearm enthusiast I am always looking for a reason to spend money trying new products. I recently stumbled upon some of the hype about Frog Lube and after watching some videos I went ahead and bought this CLP paste. After having it since October, here is my review based on my experience with it:
- It does not clean, so it does not meet the "C" part of the CLP acronym
- It requires that you buy an insanely overpriced degreaser before you can you use
- The application process is long and involved, requiring a complete stripping of all previous lubricants/protectants that were already on the firearm using a degreaser, then a heated application, then a wipedown to remove all excess product.
- MARKETING VIDEOS BY FROG LUBE ARE MISLEADING
While the paste smells much better than other cleaning/lube products, that is not something I would base my purchase on, alone. I also like the smell of Ballistol and that stuff is much easier to use, works better as a cleaning agent, and much cheaper.
If you goop this on and do a half-hearted wipedown of the firearm like they demonstrate in the videos, it gums up the firearm when cold. You have to completely remove all signs of the paste from your firearm once you have gone through the hassle of applying it.
This is no more slick than my normal lube (I use Hoppe's #9 Lubricating Oil).
This is a product riding solely on hype for being the next amazing thing, when in reality it is just another product in a market flooded with dozens of other options and it does not do anything better than any of the other ones, yet requires 3x the effort and 3x the cost.
If you are happy with your current products, pass on this one. If you are not happy with what you are currently using, try something like Ballistol for cleaning and follow up with Hoppe's Lubricating Oil for a nice clean lube that withstands high temperatures. If you really want something that can handle lots of heat and friction and doesn't gum up or become tacky in extreme weather, try some Gun Butter in the parts of your firearm that sees the most rubbing.