The guiding rods on my exercise equipment are beginning to rust, what lube should I use and how do I use it?
AIM lubricant has two properties that combine to remove rust and protect from further rust and corrosion. AIM is a fast acting penetrating lubricant that uses nano-particles to penetrate beneath rust and bond to the metal surface to lubricate and protect from further rust. Most fitness equipment owners use the spray applicator - either the 4 oz or 16 oz applicator - to apply AIM directly to the guiding rods. Use a rag or cloth to spread AIM onto all portions of the guiding rods you can reach. You can wipe off any excess lubricant. You will find that AIM is not like WD-40 or other aerosol sprays that result in a large volume of spray being applied and then requiring cleanup. A small amount of AIM goes a long way. All you need is a thin coating on the rod surface. AIM will continue to penetrate into the micro spaces of the metal surface while providing lubricating protection. Many fitness equipment owners find that allowing AIM to penetrate overnight and then wiping off any excess lube allows for even better treatment. Treating the rods once per week provides lasting protection. More frequent treatment may be needed initially depending on how much rust is present.
What is the difference between WD-40 and AIM lubricant?
AIM is a lubricant - WD-40 is a solvent. There are many people and many internet discussions about how WD-40 functions as a lubricant. This misconception is perpetuated by the fact that WD-40 appears to lubricate parts that are not functioning properly, but then to get the parts to continue to operate properly WD-40 gets reapplied and then reapplied and then reapplied. This works perfectly for WD-40 as they sell more product. The reality is the solvent aspects of WD-40 mobilize the material that was causing a problem with the working part so it appears to function again. In a short period of time WD-40 dries to leave a residue that includes the mobilized material that was causing the problem originally and the contents of WD-40 that remain. This residue attracts dust and dirt, carbon, and other materials that are present. It might even make the problem worse by continuing to add more WD-40. To use WD-40 properly one should apply it and then remove the mobilized material that was causing a problem and then apply a good penetrating lubricant that will not dry out and leave a residue. AIM lubricant can serve both the mobilizing function and lubricating function whereas WD-40 can only mobilize materials. AIM bonds to the parts and does not dry out and AIM does not attract dust and dirt. AIM liquefies carbon and does not allow it to bind again on the part. This is why users of AIM will note that the black carbon material seeps out and can be wiped away from the part. The AIM remains on the metal surface protecting, lubricating, and reducing friction, rust, and corrosion.
WD-40 is toxic, hazardous, highly flammable, with the characteristic odor of volatile organic compounds. PlanetSafe AIM is non-toxic, non-hazardous, slightly flammable, with virtually no smell.
What is PlanetSafe AIM and how does it work?
PlanetSafe AIM is a bio-synthetic product specially formulated to lubricate, penetrate rusted parts, and clean rust and corrosion from surfaces. Once the rust and corrosion are removed AIM protects surfaces from further rust and corrosion. The synthetic components provide extreme protection and lubrication while the bio-components form an ionic bond that attracts the lubricant to the surfaces. Together the components complement each other to provide lubrication and protection second to none.
How do I use AIM CLP on my gun?
For proper firearm maintenance clean your weapon thoroughly with AIM CLP. AIM can be used on all parts of your weapon. Swab the barrel and remove the excess leaving a very lightly oiled barrel. The result is a lubricant bonded to the metal for corrosion and wear protection as well as reducing buildup of carbon and residue. This allowing the gun to function better with less likelihood of jamming and malfunctioning. When used properly AIM CLP does not attract dust, dirt or sand.
Will AIM work when metal is heated?
The strength of AIM is in its bio-synthetic active ingredients. The lubricant forms an ionic bond with the metal that strengthens as the metal heats. Other lubricants weaken as heat increases. In the presence of heat AIM adheres strongly at the microscopic level to the metal parts - penetrating even the smallest opening and imperfections to provide lubrication and protection.
Should I apply AIM CLP to new or old weapons?
AIM CLP provides protection against wear in new weapons as well as older weapons. During break-in new weapons are subject to potential wear if not properly protected. AIM CLP provides the protection that allows break-in to reduce wear and eliminate potential spalling. This increases the lifespan of weapons and enhances their function and reliability.
Why is AIM Weapons Grade CLP so expensive?
We have gun owners asking us why our AIM Weapons Grade CLP is so expensive. The shortest answer is because it is the best available. No CLP can outperform AIM Weapons Grade CLP.
AIM Weapons Grade CLP:
- Is attracted to heat – the more you shoot the tighter it bonds to the metal
- Works in extreme conditions – whether that is hot or cold or wet or dry
- Liquifies carbon build-up and then resists further build-up
- Does not attract dust and dirt – in fact any excess lubricant should be wiped off – it is bonded to the metal, so no extra lubricant is needed
- Is non-toxic and non-hazardous with virtually no smell
- Is based on nanotechnology that forms an ionic bond with the metal surfaces
I worked with an AR-15 weapons manufacturer whose senior gunsmith had used AIM Weapons Grade CLP and told me it was the best he had ever used. When they were preparing an AR-15 to ship oversees they decided to conduct a real test with the weapon lubed with AIM Weapons Grade CLP. At the range they fired 15,000 rounds in fully automatic mode with no misfires or jams. Of course, they were ecstatic that their weapon was able to perform to that level, but also shocked when they disassembled the weapon, they found very little carbon build up and the weapon was still lubed and ready to fire more. They told me they had never witnessed a CLP that could do that.
This feedback matches the feedback we received from Dale Poling, owner of EliteIron in Montana. Dale is a competition shooter in addition to designing and manufacturing noise suppressors for high powered rifles. Dale told me of his experience shooting with AIM Weapons Grade CLP in below zero temperatures in Montana. He was shooting with friends preparing for competition with their high-powered rifles. He said his friend’s weapons were beginning to jam while his was having no difficulty – his was lubed with AIM Weapons Grade CLP. He said at their lunch break he cleaned his friends rifles quickly and applied AIM CLP. The remainder of the day went flawless with no jams. He reported that during a competition shoot that he shot 797 rounds with no misfires or jams. He now recommends AIM Weapons Grade CLP to all shooters.
A Desert Eagle 44 owner had a plugged gas port so that his weapons would not cycle when fired. He ordered all kinds of toxic chemicals from the internet and found nothing that would clear the plugged gas port. A friend of his gave him some AIM Weapons Grade CLP for Christmas. He decided to give it a try on his Desert Eagle with the plugged gas port. He dropped several drops on the port and let it sit overnight. The next morning when he dropped a few more drops on the gas port, he was surprised to see the AIM CLP go completely through the port. He took his weapon to the range and found that it fired and cycled. That day he adopted AIM Weapons Grade CLP on all his weapons with success.
AR-15 owners report to me that there is one location on their bolt that consistently builds up carbon that is difficult to remove. When these same owners try AIM Weapons Grade CLP they report back that they are amazed at how quickly AIM CLP liquifies the carbon build up and continued use of AIM CLP greatly reduces future buildup of carbon.
Try an experiment to see if you get the same outcome as so many other gun owners have. After you clean your weapon with the typical cleaners and lubes you use, run a patch treated with AIM Weapons Grade CLP through the barrel and let it sit overnight. The next morning run a clean patch through the barrel and see if AIM CLP lifted more carbon from the barrel. We have shooting ranges that have adopted AIM Weapons Grade CLP after trying this experiment on their range weapons. They find the weapons perform better, are cleaning, and easier to maintain once they adopt AIM Weapons Grade CLP.
We do not manufacture large batches of AIM Weapons Grade CLP during the manufacturing process. We are a relatively small company that focuses on quality and customer satisfaction. I am suspecting if we got big enough to manufacture 1,000-gallon batches of AIM CLP at a time, we could then sell at a lower cost. Our goal is quality and customer satisfaction, not matching the lowest price product on the market.
Can I just use motor oil as a gun lube?
The short answer to the question is very straight forward.
- When exposed to dust and dirt, motor oil acts a strong attractant. There are reasons why they put a cap on the motor oil fill tube and dip stick. Any dust or dirt that gets into the engine immediately begins to create friction and wear in the engine itself. Imagine what would happen when that same dust and dirt sticks to the weapon’s action and bolt – wear, friction, and jamming are going to occur. Engine oil is designed to operate in a system that circulates the oil as a fluid through a filter that extracts any dust or dirt from the oil before it can accumulate on the metal parts. If circulation stops and dust and dirt are not filtered out then wear, friction, and jamming will occur.
- A gun has no means to circulate, filter, and clean the oil when dust and dirt are present. As a result protection from jamming, friction, and wear in a gun cannot occur with motor oil operating as it is designed to do.
- AIM Weapons Grade CLP is designed to bond to the metal and remain without attracting dust and dirt – no circulation of fluid or filtering is needed to keep the weapons protected and operating as it should.