Today is October 28th, 2016. One year ago today I was sitting in a hotel room in downtown Washington, D.C. preparing for a two month internship with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, when I posted my conclusions to “The Great Lube Test of 2015,” also known as #Lubegate2015. The results of the testing I performed on 18 different samples were released in groups of like products, and the FireClean vs. Canola Oil data was by far the most popular. Little did I realize that a few months later, it would cause some serious problems for me.
As was posted and shared by many blogs yesterday (including the Granite State Guns Facebook page), Judge Cacheris ruled that the case of FireClean LLC v. Tuohy and Baker is dismissed on jurisdictional grounds.
So yeah, that’s pretty much it, it’s over…
I’ve been meaning to share some updates with my readers for a while now, but between finishing college finals, getting a summer job, and a lot of other stuff, I kept putting it off. Hopefully this post can answer some questions for people and prove that I haven’t quit posting.
Well, it’s been a week since I posted about the FrogLube/Seal 1/Track Lube controversy. Since then another story has come out regarding FrogLube being coconut oil with an added minty scent. Since I haven’t run my own IR of coconut oil or NMR of the pair to compare them, I can’t say for sure on that one just yet. But that doesn’t matter as much to me. What matters is that I already accomplished my goal. I didn’t expect my original testing of lubricants with Vuurwapen Blog to go very far on its own. I just wanted to show people that they could do their own testing, and bring some actual science into the discussion of these “wonder lubes.” And now that people are doing their own tests, I can say I was successful. Everything else that’s happened since then is just a bonus. The main point is that I tricked people into doing science. So haha, I won.
A few weeks ago I received an email through the “Contact Me” tab at the top of my blog’s home page. The person claimed that they “have a point of view that would be very valuable to you and your findings,” regarding my FrogLube/Track Lube/Seal 1 testing. A few follow up emails and a phone call later, I got quite a bit more than I had first expected.