For over 70 years, Q20 Multipurpose Oil has been a popular favourite amongst South African gun owners, particularly for its powerful cleaning and lubricating properties.
However, as firearm technology evolves and incorporates new polymer materials, the need for a dedicated gun oil – that’s plastic safe – has risen.
And so, in 2020, Q20 launched a new product called: Q-GUN.
Since then, many product users have wondered if Q-GUN is nothing more than Q20 rebranded. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
As many gun owners will testify, Q20 boasts a potent solvent-based cleaning formula. Unfortunately, this unrivalled cleaning performance makes Q20 potentially unsuited to certain plastics and rubbers – mainly if the contact time is too long.
On the other hand, Q-GUN is specially formulated to be safe on all polymer materials. This is because Q-GUN is manufactured from mineral oils and has no added solvents.
Incidentally, these properties also give Q-GUN a high flash point and a slightly thicker viscosity, allowing it to “stick” around for longer and provide better long-term (i.e. storage) corrosion protection.
Moreover, Q-GUN provides lubrication for all moving parts without becoming tacky over time. It can also operate in severe conditions and boasts an extensive operating range from -18ºC to +65ºC.
That said, Q-GUN is purposefully engineered to clean, protect and lubricate all types of firearms, from small arms, rifles and military-spec automatic weapons.
On that note: For those who wish to use Q20 to clean and oil all-steal firearms, you can take comfort in knowing that, as far as lubricating and cleaning properties go, Q20 is largely unrivalled. However, it’s better to err on the side of caution when working with polymer materials, and to use Q-GUN for guaranteed, safe results.