Gun Digest the Magazine on NanoLube
- Legitimate NanoLube Creator Battles Against Copycat for Future of
In a previous issue of Gun Digest the Magazine, Associate Editor
Kevin Michalowski wrote a sidebar extolling the virtues of an
outstanding new firearms lubrication product: NanoLube.
The results of initial tests were outstanding, but controversy ensued
when it became clear the man who presented himself as the developer
of the product was apparently taking credit for work he did not
create and selling a product he did not produce.
"Chris Arnold is the developer of NanoLube and is the only person
legally allowed to be selling the product to anyone," Michalowski
said. "Court documents clearly show that Christian StClaire has been
ordered to stop selling the product and using the NanoLube name."
On Dec. 1, a preliminary injunction was ordered against Christian
StClaire of www.nanolube.com in case 2007CH1877 in DuPage County,
Ill., for multiple infringements of Arnold's products and patented
Arnold said the product StClaire is selling is apparently a diluted
form of the lubricant and does not offer the performance of Arnold's
product. Arnold provided samples of his product to Gun Digest the
Magazine, and Michalowski said the lubricity and performance of
this "pure" product far outpaces that of the product sent by StClaire.
"It's just a shame to see something you've worked your life for taken
apart by someone like this," said Arnold, who continues to pursue
legal means to stop StClaire from selling, marketing or distributing
anything resembling NanoLube.
"Right now it appears StClaire is in violation of every portion of
the court order instructing him to stop what he's doing," Arnold
said. "So we are going back to court to see what the next step is."
Further, Arnold now alleges that StClaire is apparently using the
publicity he received in gun digest the Magazine to continue selling
the product in violation of the court order.
NanoLube is available directly from Arnold at www.nanolube.net, which
is the only outlet legally authorized to sell the product. Other web
sites for the product are not authorized outlets for NanoLube.
Reprinted with permission of Gun Digest the Magazine (April 14, 2008).