Complete cleaning and lubrication guidance
Proper preparation delivers best results
Your new weapon is likely factory-treated with a lubricant or protectant of a petrochemical substance or you may have used a petrochemical or other substances on your weapon.
For your first application; for best performance, it is preferred to remove any petroleum fouling or residue from your weapon using FrogLube Solvent™ prior to applying FrogLube.
It’s best to clean ALL surfaces with FrogLube cleaning products – FrogLube cleaners do not leave a residue.
NOTE: You should discontinue the use of petrochemical-based cleaners and lubricants since they negate the optimal effects of a FrogLube-treated weapon.
Normal Care and Use: 2 steps
Step 1: Firearm Cleaning:
Use FrogLube Cleaners; Either FrogLube Solvent™ or Super Degreaser™
• Remove ‘heavy’ grease or stubborn fouling with a swab, brush and/or patch.
• Flush fouling from internals using generous amount of cleaner by spray or immersion.
• Cleaners are fully activated after 1-3 min.
• Agitate/scrub surface with brush, swab, towel or cleaning tool. You may notice a slight foaming on the surface.
• Wipe off fouling and moisture with a towel, patches or compressed air to remove all moisture.
Ultrasonic cleaner: Solvent is non-flammable and may be used in conjunction with a heated ultrasonic cleaning tank. Check with manufacturers instructions for compatibility and user instructions. Test cleaning performance at 3 min. intervals.
The surface should now be clean, dry and ready for lube/protectant application.
For Heavy Fouling or Stubborn Fouling use FrogLube Super Degreaser concentrate**
Mix: For Heavy fouling use at full strength or 1:1, Medium fouling 5:1, Light fouling 10:1
Step 2: Firearm Lubrication and Preservation
For best results, apply to a clean and dry surface.
FrogLube will absorb into metal. (heat will quicken the rate of absorption)
Apply drops or wipe on the surface as needed. Scrub if dirty, wipe off excess. The lube will remove carbon and rust.
Lubricate action per manufacturers instruction. Do not over lube the action. FrogLube will work dry or wet. Note: In hot/dusty or extreme cold conditions, excess lube should be removed.
Additional Care Instructions:
Long Term Storage
Firearms should be cleaned and lubricated prior to placement in storage. Follow step 1 and 2 above.
If you live in a harsh or moist climate, you may apply a light coat for additional protection.
For more demanding conditions, such as salt water, humidity or extended storage durations, you may apply a light coat of FrogLube on parts and exposed surfaces. Do not over lube the action to prevent sluggish movement.
Deep Cleaning and Extra Care
Froglube recommends cleaning and inspecting after every use.
If you get ‘build-up’ due to lack of cleaning, and you sustain sluggish performance, do a field strip and apply a generous amount of FrogLube Solvent or Super Degreaser to flush out contamination from all parts and spaces. You will find amazing cleaning results and this should normally return the firearm to peak operating performance.
After long-term storage, you should do a field strip, clean and inspect.
In the event the firearm is over lubricated, do a thorough cleaning with FrogLube Solvent or Super Degreaser; it will remove excess lubricant trapped in the action and inside the firearm spaces.
Bore: FrogLube Cleaners clean copper and lead
Follow manufacturers procedures for bore “break-in”
Scrub internal bore surface with a generous amount of solvent using a chamber and bore brush along with wet patches, followed by dry patches until clean and dry.
Repeat this step until patches reveal little to no fouling. Vigorous friction applied to surfaces increases cleaning performance.
Run a saturated FrogLube lube patch to ‘season’ the barrel surface. Allow to soak for 5 min, then run dry patches until excess is removed.
NOTE: All of FrogLube’s products are bio-based, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. However, for important health and safety information, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for our products. For additional product information or application advice, please contact FrogLube Products at 1-855-FROGLUBE or write us directly at
*If you have any concerns about using FrogLube products, try in a non-descript area of your firearm to confirm compatibility.
** FrogLube Super Degreaser is recommended when switching from petroleum-based firearms care products.oducts.