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Marvel oil

Post by Founder on Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:56 am

A friend of mine suggested I try Bob Marvels oil, so I stripped the gun down cleaned it reassembled as usual and added the Marvel oil. After lubing it a couple times the thing really glides. This oil must have some form of teflon or coating that adheres to the metal providing less friction.

Thought I would share that info

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Re: Marvel oil

Post by Lee Donlon on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:23 am

I don't remember exactly where, but I saw on some shooting site a recommendation for a bicycle derailleur (sp?) oil. It's called Phil's Tenacious Oil. It costs around $8 for 4 oz, may be available at bike stores, mine ordered one from their supplier, no extra cost. I can't say it lubes any better than any other I've used, but it sticks where you put it!
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by Don Tunstall on Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:56 pm

I talked to a High Master at a match that uses Mobil1 synthetic same stuff he putts in his car. So I tryed some castrol syntec 10-30 and works great $6 +- for a quart

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Phil's Tenacious

Post by Bryan Coyle on Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:48 pm

Phil's is about as close to a grease as you can get and still have some oil-like flow. I use it on 1911 rails in warmer weather ... not advisable when the temperature plummets!

Where it really shines is on the bolt of an AR-15 ... it is truly Tenacious!
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Oil for 1911 slides

Post by Poldoc on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:05 am

For most of the time that I have been shooting I have used various greases, most recently Brian Enos's Slide Glide, to lube the slide rails of my 1911s when shooting .45 ammo, but RemOil, a cleaning/lubing oil with teflon when using a .22 conversion. I suppose the lubing characteristics of the Slide Glide are fine, I'll have to take their word for it, but the powder residue from my Hornady/Titegroup loads mixed with the grease to form a vile tarry sludge that continually oozed out from under the rails. After reading in the owner's manual that came with my M92FS that Beretta recommends only a CLP oil for all the cleaning and lubing, I decided to try the RemOil instead of the Slide Glide on the 1911 rails. I don't know how long the lubing sticks around with this rather light oil, so I generally shoot a little spritz into the back part of the slide rails (with the slide locked back) and around the barrel where the bushing contacts, before each shooting session. I normally only do a field-stripped cleaning every 500-1000 rounds (depending on how soon a match is coming up). I have to say that I'm very pleased with how clean the pistols stay with this product. Just about everybody from Cabela's to WalMart stocks it. Works good in my K-38 also, squirted into the cylinder hand and cylinder lock openings and in front of the cocked hammer.
Haven't tried the Marvel oil yet.
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by Dave C. on Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:52 pm

Ed's Red. Oil is cheap, guns are not!
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by Bryan Coyle on Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:24 pm

Ed's Red is a cleaner - lube properties are only incidental to it's ATF content. It is not a lube in the same category as what are discussed above.
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by DavidR on Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:37 pm

It's listed as "Ed's Red, a DIY bore cleaner and gun lubricant. " but with the acetone as one ingredient i wouldn't use it for a leave on lubricant myself. If you want a cheap oil that works great, get any light weight full synthetic car oil.
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by Bryan Coyle on Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:56 pm

with the acetone as one ingredient i wouldn't use it for a leave on lubricant myself
or the mineral spirits ... I figure it provides a little bore protection until the next use - if that's anticipated to be reasonably soon.
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by Dave C. on Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:34 am

If I remember correctly It was 1 quart trans fluid, 1 quart mobile 1 oil, one quart slick 50 and 8 oz of mineral spirits. There was also a mix for a bore cleaner.

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Re: Marvel oil

Post by DavidR on Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:50 am

Here is the recipe:
CONTENTS: Ed's Red Bore Cleaner

1 part Dexron ATF, GM Spec. D-20265 or later.

1 part Kerosene - deodorized, K1

1 part Aliphatic Mineral Spirits

CAS #64741-49-9, or substitute "Stoddard Solvent", CAS #8052-41-3, or equivalent.

1 part Acetone, CAS #67-64-1.

(Optional 1 lb. of Lanolin, Anhydrous, USP per gallon, or OK to substitute Lanolin, Modified, Topical Lubricant, from the drug store)
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by Bryan Coyle on Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:02 am

If I remember correctly It was 1 quart trans fluid, 1 quart mobile 1 oil, one quart slick 50 and 8 oz of mineral spirits. There was also a mix for a bore cleaner.

I think you have the "Marine lube" forumla that Roddy has posted a few times conflated with Ed's Red. Ed's (primarliy a) cleaner formula is above; the light lube formula as posted by Roddy was:
1.5 qt 10W30
1 qt Marvel Mystery Oil
1 qt Dexron or equiv auto tranny fluid
1 pt STP

Obviously, numerous substitutions in each formula are possible.
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by JGHermann on Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:15 pm

From Ed Hall's website at http://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/redoil.html
Read the Note part.

Recipe for Red Oil
as provided by MSgt Dan Norwood, USAF National Guard Gunsmith

Note: Do not confuse this with Ed's Red. Ed's Red is a bore cleaner with lubrication qualities. This formula is for a lubricant. This lubricant has not worked well for me in colder climates. - Ed Hall (no relation to the Ed's Red Ed)

Red Oil Recipe

In a one gallon container mix the following:

8 oz. bottle Hoppes No.9
1 bottle STP oil treatment
1 quart motor oil 10W
fill to gallon limit(approx. 3 quarts) with ATF or (cherry juice) hydraulic recoil oil OH-A/ OH-C/ OH-T

---- end of recipe ----
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Re: Marvel oil

Post by BE Mike on Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:22 pm

I still use FP-10, after many years. I saw a demo at Camp Perry a long time ago, with FP-10 and was very favorably impressed. A few gunsmiths I know recommend it.
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Red Oil Recipe

Post by AllAces on Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:00 pm

Here's another Red Oil Recipe



Red Oil Recipe


In a one gallon container (1 gallon gas can recommended) mix the following:


  • 8 oz. bottle Hoppes No.9
  • 1 bottle STP oil treatment
  • 1 quart motor oil 5W30 (Mobil 1)
  • fill to gallon limit(approx. 3 quarts) with ATF or (cherry juice) hydraulic recoil oil OH-A/ OH-C/ OH-T
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