Anyone use Silicone spray for lubricant?


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w_houle
November 29, 2009, 06:49 PM
I've used CRC Heavy Duty Silicone Spray for a while now and notice a difference on how my guns are on it and other things I've tried.

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wnycollector
November 29, 2009, 07:47 PM
Here is a link to a great article on gun lubricants. http://grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html

jimmyraythomason
November 29, 2009, 07:49 PM
Yes,it works great on automotive window regulators.

dfariswheel
November 29, 2009, 08:49 PM
From the Cunningham site:

"Silicone spray: Right up there with WD-40, but at least it'll shed water while your parts grind themselves into little shavings!"

For a number of reasons, dry lubricants have never been very successful in firearms applications.
If dry lubes were any real benefit, the military would be issuing them.
They aren't.

w_houle
November 29, 2009, 08:54 PM
Here is a link to a great article on gun lubricants.
Read it when I was going through my 3-in-1 oil phase, then switched to ATF. Don't remember what brought me to use this, but like it a whole lot better, with the most notable difference being in my J-22. Yeah, I went there:neener: but it's picky about what is used as lube. It also seems to shorten the after range time cleaning.
"Silicone spray: Right up there with WD-40, but at least it'll shed water while your parts grind themselves into little shavings!"
WD40 feels sticky after a while, but then again it sounds like whatever he used had the lubricity of denatured alcohol.

Walkalong
November 29, 2009, 09:28 PM
Doesn't work nearly as well as Teflon based lubes, and can really gum up after awhile.

w_houle
November 29, 2009, 09:32 PM
Teflon based lubes
suggestions?

Texas Colt
November 29, 2009, 09:39 PM
CRC Silicone may not be a good lube, but it does work great as a surface protectant to prevent rust on blued guns.

Walkalong
November 29, 2009, 09:42 PM
suggestions?

Not Teflon based, but those are available everywhere.

Lubes that work very well.

Gun Butter (http://www.pistolgear.com/proddetail.php?prod=05GBA). MPro7 (http://www.ccwsupply.biz/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=C&Category_Code=MP7). Slip 2000 (http://www.slip2000.com/products.html).

Slide Glide (http://www.brianenos.com/pages/slide-glide.html). Ultimate Gun Lube (http://shop.berryhillguns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=53)

And some people swear by Mobile 10/40. Who knows. :)

Snowdog
November 29, 2009, 11:02 PM
Good post, Walkalong. Those links are quite helpful.

W.E.G.
November 29, 2009, 11:04 PM
Silicone spray is great stuff for the insides of polymer/plastic/synthetic magazines.

franconialocal
November 30, 2009, 01:34 PM
John Deere (yes...the tractor company) makes a really great synthetic lube with teflon that has been very good IMHO.

The Lone Haranguer
November 30, 2009, 07:41 PM
I can't imagine it lasting long on lockup surfaces and sliding areas, but it is a good lube for the insides of magazines.

LightningMan
November 30, 2009, 10:49 PM
I wonder if Dupont Teflon Silicone lubricant would be any good?

Nicodemus38
November 30, 2009, 11:06 PM
silicone is a good product. it works good in saa cartridge guns and it works good in lever acdtion and pump shotguns. The greatest thing is that it forms a lubricating film that so far has yet to chemically react with powder residue and create a goey resin to remove.
Oils love to gum up on me, and when they gum up from storage, they require much work to remove. When they gum up from shooting, they require more work to get the oil and residue off the metal so i can actually clean the metal.

tack
December 14, 2009, 01:16 PM
I read the Grant Cunningham article on lubricants that is linked by wnycollector,
http://grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html (http://grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html)
Grant calls the post Lubrication 101. He suggests Lubriplate for a grease, but says he can not find the material he prefers, NLGI 0 and NLGI 1, in small quantities. A 10 ounce tube is available from the factory here-
http://www.lubriplate.com/webstore/default.aspx

I agree that 10 ounces will lubricate the slides on my guns for my lifetime and then some.
I learn a lot on this forum.
Rob

sheepdog
December 14, 2009, 01:55 PM
...a good man sent me some Gun Butter...been two years since I used it in my lockwork of my 649 and still slicker'n snakesnot...will use it on my .45 rails and see if I notice a difference...

Walkalong
December 14, 2009, 03:03 PM
It'll make it seem like it is running on ball bearings.

harmonic
December 14, 2009, 06:52 PM
Re WD40: has incredibly poor corrosion resistance; Silicone spray: Right up there with WD-40

So, he's saying that wiping firearms regularly with silicon impregnated rags will do nothing to prevent rust?

rhoggman
December 14, 2009, 10:13 PM
Grant calls the post Lubrication 101. He suggests Lubriplate for a grease, but says he can not find the material he prefers, NLGI 0 and NLGI 1, in small quantities. A 10 ounce tube is available from the factory here-
http://www.lubriplate.com/webstore/default.aspx

Wrong Stuff.... smallest I can find is 14 0z:
http://www.lubriplate.com/webstore/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=4

Oro
December 15, 2009, 05:17 AM
So, he's saying that wiping firearms regularly with silicon impregnated rags will do nothing to prevent rust?

No, he's not saying that. But I think he's saying it won't do as much as you think it will. Doing that WILL displace water and acids that are on the surface that might otherwise cause corrosion from extended storage. So it will help. But they will not leave the surface ready to stand up to continuous exposure to oxidizing agents as other protectants will. As a stand-alone surface protectant, they generally compare poorly to conventional greases, heavier oils, or other modern lubes.

I have had finely blued guns develop corrosion when only coated with a cold-rubbed wax (Renaissance) and left in a silicone-impregnated bore-store for six months indoors in Pacific Northwest weather conditions. I still use silicone-impregnated bore stores and such, but I treat the surfaces more aggressively now.

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