Gibbs Brand Tips & Suggestions

Notice: It was reported to me that Gibbs, applied to a 1924 Fox Shot gun, caused the unblued case hardened metal to take a darker shade. After application it was noticeably darker than it had been previously. Please try a small inconspicuous spot to see if there is an effect that you would not want.

The customer reported that he felt the patina of shot gun was compromised by the color shift.

Again, please use caution when applying Gibbs to antique guns and weaponry. The chemistry of the old metals may react differently to Gibbs.

– Jerry Ostalecki

Gibbs is the ultimate penetrating, lubricating, rust removing, water proofing, revitalizing, degreasing, belt dressing, carburetur cleaning, universal surface conditioning fluid available … anywhere!

Gibbs penetrates … it has a lower viscosity than water and will enter pores that are as small as one micron — that is one millionth of a meter (1/25000th of an inch)!

Gibbs reverses the effects of oxidation and is the only product of its kind that undercoats metal and can be painted over — bare metal that has been treated with GIBBS can be touched and handled by dirty hands … without leaving any stains or marks!

Gibbs will replace all the other lubricant, penetrant and degreaser products you use, including white lithium grease, silicone, teflon, contact cleaner, carburetor cleaner and belt dressing … as well as any vinyl, leather and wood treatment products … and that saves you a whole lot of money!

Machinists and Tool & Die Makers use Gibbs to lubricate and protect blades, machinery, stamping dies, molds, tools, and all metals … as well as for cutting, drilling, and tapping.

Mechanics and Millwrights use Gibbs when disassembling old or frozen parts … and to protect the threads on fasteners during assembly.

Race Car Chassis Builders use Gibbs to protect bare metal frames and other race car parts … and Race Car Drivers use Gibbs to flush out and protect the fuel systems on race cars that run on alcohol.

Locksmiths favor Gibbs for cleaning and lubricating lock mechanisms.

Because of Gibbs amazing reputation, Gunsmiths, Rangemasters and a number of Manufacturers of Firearms consider Gibbs as the world’s finest gun oil. Chicago’s and Detroit’s Police Departments, the DEA, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and many SWAT teams use it exclusively on their firearms, as well as in the mechanisms of their handcuffs.

Since 1969, when Paul Gibbs (a Harley-Davidson mechanic with a background in chemistry) invented Gibbs Brand, no one has ever expressed dissatisfaction and no one has ever returned a single can.

Use Gibbs to:

  • Prevent Electrical Connections from Oxidizing
  • Lubricate Tools and Machinery
  • Protect Saw Blades, Drill Bits and Router Bits
  • Protect Master Cylinders
  • Protect Bare Metal Surfaces On Vehicles
  • Loosen Corroded Gears, Engines, Hinges and Bolts
  • Revitalize and Protect All Metals From Water
  • Remove Surface Rust From Chrome and Painted Surfaces
  • Lubricate and Waterproof Hinges, Latches, Locks, Machinery and Equipment
  • Waterproof & Prevent Rust On Fresh Welds
  • Lubricate Computer Hard Drive Bearings

Gibbs can be used on any type of metals, including:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Cast Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Titanium
  • Steel; Mild Steel, Stainless Steel and Tool Steel
  • Chrome-Moly

Gibbs can also be used as a surface treatment on:

  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Wood

Working with Acrylics:

When using Gibbs on acrylic material … such as boring a hole and then flaming it to return the clear property of the plastic; the acrylic material can become clouded, ruining the part. You must first clean the Gibbs from the plastic before flaming the material. Believe it or not we used Dawn Detergent and found it works great on the acrylic material to cut the oil. Also, be sure the part is completely dry and free of any residual oil prior to flame polishing.

Working the Spray Nozzle:

The spray nozzle on the Gibbs can is rather remarkable in that it allows you to access hard-to-reach areas on a project, as well as allowing you work up close and personal.


Take aim and press the nozzle-button with full force. An accurate, thin stream will issue forth allowing you to saturate fan belts and pulleys from a distance.


Gently and gradually, exert pressure on the nozzle-button. A foam will slowly issue forth allowing you to saturate small parts without any over-spray.

Large Projects

Using a pair of plyers or nippers, you can remove the inner-shaft of the nozzle by pulling it out. This will allow you to disperse large amounts of GIBBS quickly; it will foam out of the can.

Using Gibbs as a Surface Conditioner:

First, be sure to shake the can well and conduct your project in a ventilated area.

Next, begin with a clean surface … then spray a small amount of Gibbs across your project. Using a clean paper towel, gently wipe Gibbs over the entire surface, followed by another clean paper towel, lightly wiping off any excess.

Remember to always wipe gently with a very light pressure.

Finally, give it some time to set.

Once any project has been protected with GIBBS as explained above, you can touch it (even with dirty hands) without leaving any stains or marks.

The more applications given, over time, the more effective GIBBS becomes in reversing and preventing rust or oxidation.

Using Gibbs as a Rust Remover:

GIBBS not only protects from oxidation but, applied to rust, it truly reverses the effects!.

First, spray a light coat of Gibbs over the rusted area, using a paper towel to gently spread a uniform coating.

With a more extreme rust project, spray on a heavy coat, do not wipe it down and let it sit for two days.

Using Gibbs to Prevent Corrosion:

Spray Gibbs on the project area as needed and forget about it.

This applies to car batteries, guns, door locks … you name it.

Using Gibbs as a Penetrating Oil:

First, place a small amount of Gibbs on the project area as needed and let it sit.

Next, if your project is completely frozen or badly locked up, apply more Gibbs a day later and wait another 24 hours before attempting to free up the part(s).

Using Gibbs as a Primer for Painting:

First, wipe your project down with a surface cleaner as recommended by the manufacturer of the particular paint system you are using.

Next, spray a small amount of Gibbs across your project. Using a clean paper towel, gently wipe Gibbs over the entire surface, followed by another clean paper towel, lightly wiping off any excess.

Remember to always wipe gently with a very light pressure.

Finally, give it some time to set.

Notice: If you have any tips you would like to share, please let us know! Send us a message and we’ll add it to this page. Thank You for using Gibbs and for telling others about our web site!

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