Originally Posted by MudRunner2005
Lubalox is what Winchester used in the 80's and early 90's on the Black Talon bullets. Everyone thought it was kevlar, but it wasn't. Just a fun-fact for yall.
I don't know what is in Lubalox but I suspect that it is possibly graphite and tungsten disulfide based .
I have been Molying ( pure MoS2) my own bullets for a very long time and what I have leaned is that the more complicated the coating process is the more potential there is for bi products to gum up the barrel.
Also there is numerous processes and formula's that all get called Moly !
It screws up the whole knowledge base on the subject with confusion .
That is why I use a process that only puts pure MoS2 on the bullet and nothing else . You have to know a bit about how and when to use it and how and when to clean your barrel but I don't have all the BS issues you hear people talking about on the net and using the generic term Moly .
The fact that MoS2 does build up in the barrel to some small degree has thrown people into a panic because they don't understand what they are seeing . However if it did not build up at all it would not do any good !! It needs to build a lamella structure in the bore to be able to support the pressure of the bullet expanding against the bore and also protect from powder heat and erosion .
Some people clean so often that it is a total waste of time using Pure MoS2 as no build up can happen .
It's like painting an old house . The old paint has built up and looks bad but it has done it's job of protecting the surface . That does not mean you panic and say painting is no good because it builds up , cracks and flakes off . You clean it off and paint again .
Same thing with pure MoS2 moly , run it for 300 shots clean it out and run again .
NOTICE HOW I AM SAYING " PURE MoS2 moly " not referring to any other process or coating other than Molybdenum Disulfide MoS2 .
Most of the negative stuff I see written on the net about MoS2 bullet coating is pure garbage from people who sell other products or have never used it or have never used it correctly .
I have had no experience removing Lubalox coating so I don't know how hard it is to scrub it off . Experiment with some steel wool ( wire wool ) on a few bullets by hand and see if it comes off easy or not . If it comes off easy it should polish off in a tumbler using SS media .
The process can't be much more than a spraying or dipping process as too much heat would melt a bullets lead core so it can't be a very hot process I would think .