Synthetic Metal Conditioner has the unique ability
to create a complex, molecular compound within the
surface of heated gunmetal. This causes MILITEC-1
to become part of the metal, not merely a temporary
coating or a boundary film. There are two main characteristics
of this safe new compound. First, it seals and conditions
the metal by stiffening (not hardening) the metal
surface. Second, it makes the gunmetal self-lubricating
under all environmental conditions.
SELF-LUBRICATION: After a
complete application, a MILITEC-1 conditioned firearm
is self-lubricating. Self-lubrication gives the firearm's
gunmetal the dry lubricity that is required for sustained
fire under all environmental conditions. If exposure
to dust, sand, or extreme cold is a concern, all excess
MILITEC-1 must be wiped away, leaving the firearm's
surface metal clean, dry, and constantly lubricated.
Please note: Complete corrosion protection and self-lubrication
is attained only after both Step One and Step Two
(below) are completed.
PREPARATION: To take full
advantage of MILITEC-1's unique properties, start
with a clean firearm. Although MILITEC-1 contains
a mild detergent that will help with subsequent cleaning,
there are no solvents or other hazardous materials
in MILITEC-1, so it cannot remove old caked-on fouling
and build-up from other lubes. Thus, if a firearm
is dirty, you must clean it with a solvent before
you proceed. Normal fieldstrip cleaning should be
perfectly adequate. If possible, remove the handgrips,
clean and prepare.
INITIAL TREATMENT: Applying
MILITEC-1 to a firearm for the first time is a two-step
process: (1) Application and (2) Firing.
STEP ONE: APPLICATION.
Now that the firearm is clean and dry, apply a light
film of MILITEC-1 to all surfaces, including the bore.
Burnish/polish MILITEC-1 into exterior surfaces by
rubbing rapidly using a cloth lightly dampened with
MILITEC-1. Sparingly apply drops into the action,
concentrating on springs, moving parts and metal-to-metal
contact areas. If your firearm has a magazine, be
sure to apply MILITEC-1 both inside and out. Leave
a very light film of MILITEC-1 on all surfaces during
reassembly. Now proceed to Step Two.
STEP TWO: FIRING. Once
you fire your weapon enough times to reach operating
temperatures, the heat and friction will activate
MILITEC-1, strengthening the bonding process that
was started in Step One. While firing, MILITEC-1 creates
a self-lubricating, water-repelling, dry compound
within the gunmetal.
Additional Application Instructions: If Step Two is
not immediately possible, consider applying low heat
to the firearm to facilitate the bonding process until
you can perform Step Two. In field conditions, place
your lubed firearm in the sun underneath black plastic
or a similar ventilated heat source for at least two
hours. Alternatively, you may use a heat gun, hairdryer,
burnishing or polishing tool to heat the gunmetal.
In heat controlled environments, do not exceed 150°
F (65° C). In all applications that require heat
to condition the firearm, always insure proper ventilation
and wear protective clothing. Please consult our MSDS
for additional information.
ULTIMATE PROTECTION: To maximize
the effects of MILITEC-1, repeat Step One and Step
Two while the firearm is still hot from the first
firing session. MILITEC-1's impregnated molecular
bond intensifies during the next 2-3 applications
on hot gunmetal. MILITEC-1 has now become a physical
part of the gunmetal.
It is important to continue using MILITEC-1 to lubricate
your firearm throughout its normal service life. Consistent
use of MILITEC-1 will maintain the self-lubricating
effect, maximize corrosion protection, and minimize
wear on all friction surfaces. Fouling, deposits and
metallic debris do not adhere as easily to gunmetal
surfaces conditioned with MILITEC-1. Use a safe, inexpensive
cleaner or solvent to detail the firearm, if necessary.
For maximum corrosion protection, and especially if
long-term storage is anticipated, leave a very light
film of MILITEC-1 on all surfaces, after both steps
or field application procedures are completed.
is recommended for all pistols, shotguns, rifles,
automatic weapons, tank guns and artillery of all
calibers and sizes. Note: MILITEC-1 will alleviate
jamming due to tight tolerances.