Slip 2000 EWL (Extreme Weapons Lubricant), is synthetic treatment .
Some of the key selling points are:
- Remains on metal after repeated firing
- Will not separate, harden or become sticky
- Works in extreme temperature range (-110 F to +1250 F)
- Does not evaporate
- Reduces friction and wear (EWL claiming by 95-98%)
- Tested at 4500PSI
- Safe to use on all metal & plastic parts
- Will not burn like petroleum products
- Penetrates and bonds forming a long lasting barrier
- Displaces moisture protecting against corrosion
- Does not create a fouling buildup
- Lubricates, cleans and preserves
- Non-toxic, non-hazardous
Instructions for use are as follows: Apply EWL to a clean surface and allow to penetrate. Apply to all moving parts and to the bore, chambers, firing pins, ejectors and trigger mechanism. EWL, will penetrate break up and purge old dried oils, carbon, dirt and debris.
The container carries the usual warnings and medical advice regarding ingestion, getting it ones eyes, etc., so while it may be non hazardous and non-toxic, one can assume it is not completely safe.
This product was tested on a TZ75 9mm semi-auto handgun, which was significantly smoother (read faster) in action afterwards, as was a Howa 243 rifle. An assessment of the claim of no build up will be conducted after shooting several hundred rounds through each gun in the near future, and will appear in a further report.
In conclusion: Although somewhat pricey, on initial use, it appears to perform both the task of cleaning and lubricating, assuming one uses it in the manner one would use any other cleaner such as Hoppes. The swabs came out dirty as they would with other cleaners. It should be pointed out that that is not the methodology described in the directions for usage.
It is this reviewers preference to ensure all fouling, carbon, copper, etc., is removed using a traditional method and cleaner, simply because there is no mention in the instructions or packaging of the product that implies it also removes copper fouling. However, since it appears to perform both functions well, it is a good choice for anyone who is sensitive to other chemicals or the associated fumes. EWL definitely lubricates firearms, fishing reels, extremely well, and can be an asset to any outdoors person for the routine maintenance of their firearms.