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    Bob Marvel's Custom Oil

    A review of this specially-formulated gun oil has just been posted in our E-zine. You can read the review here and discuss in this thread.
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    Thank you for providing the write-up. Looks like a worthy addition to the gun cleaning kit.

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    Great write-up gentlemen!

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    A fine review of this product, only this time from a team of analysts!
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    I love lube, and it probably works as stated, but Franks mention of TW-25B as a lithium grease really threw me as it isn't anything of the sort. It's a lube review, and credibility gets lost when obvious misinformation about the subject, lube, is given. Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon
    ... Franks mention of TW-25B as a lithium grease really threw me as it isn't anything of the sort.
    Then what IS it?

    Are you objecting to calling it grease, or to describing it as lithium?
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    I use Marvel's Custom Oil myself and I like it right much. It also does wonders on cleaning old vinyl records.

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    Nice report folks, thank you.

    About TW-25B:
    http://www.mil-comm.com/index.php?op...d=29&Itemid=43

    Answers 1 and 5 are particularly relevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon
    Then what IS it?

    Are you objecting to calling it grease, or to describing it as lithium?
    TW-25B doesn't use lithium to form the gel that holds the oil of choice in suspension. It is off white in color as is lithium grease, but the similarities stop there. PTFE in a microscopic ball shape gives TW-25B it's color, the synthetic oil chosen is partially absorbed by the PTFE particles and has a very creamy consistency. Using the complimentary oils from Mil-Comm is only recommended as they are the same ingredients as the grease, but in different proportions. Making it a lubricating system. So using it with a different oil is contrary to the makers recommendations and practice.

    My comments where directed at the concept of product accuracy. When giving a description of a product, credibility is lost when misinformation is used. Unintentionally causing the reader to discredit what might actually be true in the rest of the description.

    Just a technical point about a technical subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon
    ....but Franks mention of TW-25B as a lithium grease really threw me as it isn't anything of the sort....
    Thanks for bringing my error to my attention.

    I referred to it as lithium grease because I was introduced to it some years ago. I was taking a class, and samples were distributed. It was identified as a lithium grease at the time, and I just accepted that characterization.

    Again, thanks for setting me straight.

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    Last edited by Frank; 5th August 2010 at 14:14.


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