LOL, Snake oil about describes Eezox in my limited use of the stuff. Forgot I have some and I'll bust it out tonight and try it again.Use the snake oils for other stuff you want to ruin, not your guns. I use Eezox, simple and it works fantastic for my weapons.
glad to hear you're trying it out.... though I don't own an AR I've used it on everything from AK's with major rapid fire sessions, shotguns and everything between... after a somewhat lengthy search on the net years ago I leaned toward the V Twin Synthetic not sure why anymore but I'm sure it was something I read over and over again that helped sway my decision..... I also use Hoppes #9 as well, and probably for the wholesome smell to remind me of my early years I clean my polymer frames with alcohol, I'm out now and look to replace it with 99% alcohol opposed to the 70% I've been using.... I run it through all my metal components on my carry guns to help mask the smell of Hoppes.....For lubricant I've also started testing Mobil 1 synthetic mixed with a bit of Birchwood Casey Barricade. Compared to Break Free CLP, which contains teflon particles that I don't care for, this "snake oil" is working very well, especially with my AR rifles. I see less carbon buildup on the bolts for the same number of rounds fired. Also, carbon will come off more easily from bolts and bolt carriers rather than gets baked on. When lubricating handguns, one drop of it will go a very long way. So far, so good.
Stink City using motor oil and ATFs...... no thanks. Same with the highly toxic Hoppes #9 cleaner.Ed's Red has worked fine for half a century...
I realize that this is a somewhat older thread, but I gotta agree with ttd concerning some home made concoctions. The Brownells catalog has a ton of pages chock full of the latest synthetic cleaners and lubes that "certified" chemists have safely assembled. It's hard to believe that a gun-owner isn't able to find at least one of these products that will get the job done safely, rather than some mixture with a dubious character.This is just my .25 cents worth, I would try some of these homemade cleaners and lub on some other stuff before I would use it on Elsie. Some times you got to watch to see if cleaners are to harsh for the surface and the internal grain structure of the metal.