Lip Balm To Keep Carbon Buildup Off Weaponlight

A cool tip if it actually works:

I almost wish I still had my Lasermax Glock guiderod laser still to try this out on.  That was my main problem with that laser, it would get carbon’d up so quickly rendering it useless.

Any of you guys previously familiar with the tip, and tried it out?  Does it work?



kosherbacon April 15, 2012 at 02:35 am

It probably won’t work with a laser. I’ve got crimson trace grips on one of my handguns and even bee farts distorts the beam.


ENDO-Mike April 16, 2012 at 01:11 am

LOL bee farts… I need to remember that one


Airwolf April 15, 2012 at 04:17 am

Was that video made by Andrew Tuohy of Vuurwapen?


Alex April 15, 2012 at 04:30 am

Sounds just like him, and the style is consistent with his other videos.


skunkworks April 15, 2012 at 05:07 pm

Yes it was.


jpcmt April 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

My guess is that with the lip balm on the edge, like with any moist substance, the carbon is more likely to build/stick to it.

Wiping the lense off when it’s dry and covered with carbon is not exactly hard.


Dom P. April 15, 2012 at 02:12 pm

@mike Crimson Trace never made a guide rod laser.


ENDO-Mike April 15, 2012 at 02:58 pm

ack you’re right it was lasermax! Thanks, I updated the post.


Church April 15, 2012 at 02:44 pm

I had to watch the video twice because the first time I just stared at the picture. Neat trick.


Doug April 15, 2012 at 04:02 pm

I had heard about using vaciline but never tried it. I’ve just always used clear packing tape cut to the lens size and left a little tab if I ever wanted to take it off easily. You just wipe the soot right off of the tape and you don’t have to re-apply anything.


Critter April 15, 2012 at 04:22 pm

pink lip gloss on full, pouty lips…..

i’m sorry, what were we talking about?


ENDO-Mike April 16, 2012 at 12:48 am

I’ll post a dude’s lips next time for you Critter. JAMES YEAGER APPROVED!


skunkworks April 15, 2012 at 05:08 pm

I use Froglube for this and it its extremely effective.


Jim P. April 15, 2012 at 07:16 pm

Basically any type of clear removable surface would probably work for this. I would stay away tape unless you are changing it on a regular basis. I could see the glue leaving residue.

But if you do have the problem of tape residue, I have always found lighter fluid breaks the glue down.


Jeep April 16, 2012 at 10:45 am

If you need a protection for the lens, not intending to use it while training, put a condom on it.
Easy to remove, it’s very cheap per unit and almost free as you can leave it there for a while.

No need to take a textured/glow in the dark/perfumed one, just go for a basic one :-)

US Soldiers during ww2 used to do this (put a GI condom on the tip of their rifle) to keep the water out of the barrel when it was raining.


ObsidianOne April 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

Amazing how hot that picture is D:



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