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Qdog002
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USA
14 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2006 :  1:11:40 PM  Show Profile
Does anyone still use this and is it better than WD40? Is there something that is better?

DONDALINGER
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USA
1142 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2006 :  1:22:10 PM  Show Profile
G96 is not very safe health wise(causes cancer), but is an excellent solvent. I reccomend anything with teflon. Remoil is good and Outers TriLube. Use aerosol brake cleaner to jet spray away dirt in cracks and then use the Remoil to protect. Has worked for me for over 20 years. No problems, no rust.

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DONDALINGER
Senior Member

USA
1142 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2006 :  1:23:05 PM  Show Profile
I forgot, use the WD40 for rusted bicycle chains and lawnmowers.

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Qdog002
Starting Member

USA
14 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2006 :  1:30:21 PM  Show Profile
Thanks, I have always used this since 1973. Would clean gun with hoppes solvent then spray G96 on all outer metal parts and inside receiver and trigger assembley of my 870. Wipe down and put away. Never have any rust or pitting at all and gun looks the same as when I bought it in 1973. except for pump action slide arms and magazine tube.
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Mooseyard
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2394 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2006 :  3:51:40 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by DONDALINGER

G96 is not very safe health wise(causes cancer), but is an excellent solvent. I reccomend anything with teflon. Remoil is good and Outers TriLube. Use aerosol brake cleaner to jet spray away dirt in cracks and then use the Remoil to protect. Has worked for me for over 20 years. No problems, no rust.



Where did you get this info? How about some sources. I've used G96 for years, it is one of the best products available for cleaning and protecting guns. Maybe if you sprayed the stuff directly up your nostril it would be harmful.

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D.S.COLE
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653 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2006 :  6:49:31 PM  Show Profile
Im old enough to remember when G-96 came out.
The story on it as I read in their advertising and some write-ups in the gun mags of that era ,NASA brought it about as a lubricant and preservative in the space programs. It was stated as the best they could come up with.
Ive used it for years and it works great.
The G-96 company in N.J. I think bought the rights to market it.
Ive tried other G-96 products ,stock finish etc. and if they put their name on it ,it generally was excellent.

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DONDALINGER
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USA
1142 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2006 :  8:07:52 PM  Show Profile
Moose, no specific sources, I just wanted to pass along the warning I got about G96. A friend of mine in the Army told me G96 has a chemical in it that is a known cancer causing carcinogen and to avoid breathing the vapors if you use it. I cannot say for sure whether he was right or wrong, but I am not taking any chances.

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Mooseyard
Senior Member

2394 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2006 :  08:13:11 AM  Show Profile
If it did cause cancer, it would have to have warning labels, which it doesn't, and it wouldn't be able to be sold it CA. Your buddy was misinformed.

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"Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

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GuvamintCheese
Advanced Member

30660 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2006 :  1:52:13 PM  Show Profile
"Saliva Causes Cancer, But only if swallowed in small quantities over long periods of time." (George Carlin)

G96 is great stuff, especially on bread with peanut butter.
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JohnStimson
Junior Member

USA
376 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2006 :  6:22:43 PM  Show Profile
The best way to determmine the relative safety of a product is to request a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) form the manufacturer or distrubutor.

I have requested MSDS's for G96 Gun Treatment #1055 and G96 Crud Buster from the G96 company. They e-mailed me a copy for the Crud Buster but requestd a mailing address so they could mail the one for the Gun Treatment. They said they didn't have a e-mailable form for the later.

The G96 Crud Buster #1200 does contain a chlorinated solvent that Califronia has determined to cause cancer.

I will post whether or not the G96 Gun Treatment has any hazardous components when I receice the MSDS for that product.

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DONDALINGER
Senior Member

USA
1142 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2006 :  8:01:18 PM  Show Profile
Thanks for the info John. Major Warren was not an idiot after all. Formerly a chemical weapons specialist, I put a lot of stock in what he said. The MSDS info sometimes reveal things that are not on the actual containers.

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