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340PD
February 23, 2009, 07:42 PM
Anyone have any experience with a lube called White Lightning? It is sold as a bicycle chain and sproket lube. It works very well for that purpose. I got to thinking about using it as a gun lube. Anyone with any thoughts?

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TexasRifleman
February 23, 2009, 07:50 PM
Server is double tapping....

TexasRifleman
February 23, 2009, 07:51 PM
Isn't it just a liquid wax?

340PD
February 23, 2009, 07:57 PM
but it really works well in a dirty conditions. The new name for the product is Clean Ride. I have e-mailed them for their thoughts.

TexasRifleman
February 23, 2009, 08:01 PM
So at one time I played around with various car waxes etc on a 1911 IPSC gun, just to see how it went.

With those kinds of things I found that the heat pretty much made it come right off.

Dunno if this stuff would do the same. I've used it on my bike, it's very slick for sure.

Be interesting to hear what they tell you.

Karl Hungus
February 23, 2009, 08:28 PM
At least on bikes I've found that it's pretty slick but wears off fairly fast.

rust collector
February 23, 2009, 08:48 PM
My experience was that it would wash off easily, and didn't seem to fulfill its promise of a cleaner running chain.

I went back to a more conventional lube for my bike chain (pro-gold).

I believe auto pistols are better served by lubes developed for ways and cams, where shear strength is a key factor.

BCCL
February 23, 2009, 09:38 PM
I tried it for folding knives and found that if you use it on a knife that you are carrying and using frequently, it does fine.

But, if you put it on the pivot of a knife and then let it sit unused for a long time, it seems to "set up" and loose it's fluidity and look like wax.

I'd be afraid of it doing that inside a gun.

hso
February 23, 2009, 11:07 PM
I've used it extensively on firearms and am a big fan of it.

JImbothefiveth
February 24, 2009, 02:55 PM
It might melt polymer

340PD
February 24, 2009, 06:39 PM
It will work fine for firearms. I will start with my Ed Brown.

whited
February 24, 2009, 07:15 PM
I can't recommend using a wax "lube" (its not a lubricant, its a wax) on
anything, least of all bike chains and God forbid, guns. Eek, etc.

sm
February 24, 2009, 07:36 PM
I must be getting old...

I am trying to figure out why folks would want to waste good Moonshine on a firearm...
Nor can I see how watching a movie with Burt Reynolds lubes a firearm.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonshine

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070915/

Walkalong
February 24, 2009, 10:15 PM
Oh, that white lightning, never mind. There was this body shop in Opelika where the guy who ran it....well, that was along time ago.

chriske
February 25, 2009, 04:44 AM
sm (#13) : I had a similar reaction : a friendly chemistry student we knew in our teens, a long time ago, used to concoct some pretty potent stuff we called "white lightning".

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