SLIP 2000 Lubricant
Today’s shooters have myriad cleaning products available to them, and new ones seem to appear daily. Some, such as SLIP 2000, have been adapted from other industrial uses that share common cleaning and lubrication needs with firearms. SLIP 2000 is a nontoxic, nonhazardous, biodegradable (big plus: there are no restrictions on how it can be shipped) lubricant that is made without petroleum, silicon or PTFE ingredients. SLIP 2000 lubricates, cleans, displaces moisture and prevents salt water corrosion by forming a barrier on steel that helps keep lead, copper, carbon and plastic wad fouling from sticking. The lubricant works from -130 degrees F to 1,250 degrees F. Unlike petroleum lubricants, SLIP 2000 doesn’t become tacky or harden and doesn’t attract dust and dirt.
For handgunners, the two products most useful are SLIP 2000 Gun Lubricant and the Gas Piston Parts and Choke Tube Cleaner. The latter is a citrus water-based product that dissolves carbon deposits on the face of revolver cylinders and in the compensators of auto pistols. The 725 Degreaser is also a water-based product that will quickly strip old carbon, grease and oil and will not harm metal, bluing, wood or plastic. All three products were quite favorably received at this year’s Camp Perry match by shooters of all disciplines. A follow-up with SLIP 2000 Lubricant is necessary for final metal protection after the use of 725 or the gas piston cleaner.
by Roger Combs