Anti-seize lube on nipples?


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Texas Moon
April 10, 2010, 11:08 AM
A shooting friend told me to use anti-seize lube on BP nipple threads.
He recommended shotgun choke lube.
Looked around a bit. Thompson/Center makes an Anti-Seize lube for BP guns.
I'd think that would be a better choice?

Opinions?

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arcticap
April 10, 2010, 02:44 PM
I would vote for the breech plug grease since it's probably more cost effective and easier to find, like at Walmart.
Even Bore Butter will work in a pinch.

mykeal
April 10, 2010, 06:49 PM
Arcticap is right, I think, although I've never really priced the different products. The T/C product you've found is probably Gorilla Grease, and I've used it with good results for many years. One small container lasts me couple years, so if it's a bit more expensive, well, it hardly matters. Besides, it smells good.

halfded
April 10, 2010, 06:54 PM
I don't shoot blackpowder, but saw the thread title as I was scrolling down.

Thanks for the laugh!! :D:D

Texas Moon
April 10, 2010, 06:57 PM
The T/C stuff is called Super Lube.
Found a small tube at the local pirates GunShop and Rob'um place.
Tried it today and it seemed to work fine.

zimmerstutzen
April 10, 2010, 08:29 PM
I went to a machine shop supply place and bought a pint can of Never Seize I use it on nearly everything. Nipples, drums, breech plugs. Farm machinery etc.

azyogi
April 10, 2010, 08:49 PM
+1 on the never seize been on the same can for decades

AbitNutz
April 10, 2010, 09:33 PM
It's almost all the same stuff Molybdenum disulfide.

mykeal
April 10, 2010, 09:37 PM
Easy for you to say.:D

txapacheguy
April 11, 2010, 12:38 AM
I like Gorilla Grease. It comes in little white plastic container about the same size as a percussion cap can. The grease is purple, has a pleasant smell to it, and has never failed to allow my cylinder nipples to be removed.

messerist
April 11, 2010, 07:52 AM
Say that ten time fast!:D I use anti-seize as well and like the results. A little goes a long way but don't skimp on the cleaning after shooting!

madcratebuilder
April 11, 2010, 07:59 AM
You can buy a tube of anti-seize at about any automotive parts house and have a lifetime supply for half the cost of the same thing with a fire arms manufacturers name on it.

AbitNutz
April 11, 2010, 08:36 AM
Lifetime supply indeed. One warning about it if you've not "messed" with it. It can get EVERYWHERE and quickly and you'll have no idea how or why. It's like the chemical equivalent of "bird flu" You put a dot on your nipples and the next thing you know there's a streak across your forehead. Then you notice your dogs nose is silver and 4 moths later you change a light switch and it's behind the cover. Your mother-in-law that you haven't seen in 2 years shows up and has it on her new hat (which can be funny, yet problematic).

Texas Moon
April 11, 2010, 09:07 AM
HAHAHAH!!!! Thats why I won't use that copper/grey Anti-seize! That stuff gets on the bottom of my feet when I make the mistake of using it!

Hellgate
April 11, 2010, 04:18 PM
Madcratebuilder stole my thunder. I've had a little 10cc tube of copper flecked automotive anti-seize lube for several years. Still haven't used half of it but put it on anything I want to take out again some day. It gets all over everything but works and is cheap.

rondog
April 11, 2010, 04:45 PM
Anit-sieze on your nipples? :eek: :uhoh:

AbitNutz
April 11, 2010, 05:34 PM
It's really meant only for women who's silicon implants and have hardened....

Fingers McGee
April 11, 2010, 08:38 PM
I just spray some balistol on the threads before I reinstall them. Saves buying/storing/rememberin where all those other compounds are. Never have had a nipple seize on me after they're sprayed with Balistol. Best cleaner, lubricator, rust preventative there is when it comes to BP.

Simplify, simplify.

FM

Shultzhaus
April 13, 2010, 08:22 AM
The gentlemen are right about anti-seize smearing. I have used vasilene for years (same small jar) with no problems. Yes, it is a petroleum product, but has something added, or something removed, and does not present the same sludging problems as a normal petroleum grease, when used with BP. I have used it on all the internals of my C&B revolvers, and on breach plugs. It rinses off readily with the same hot water you would clean up with. Before you laugh - try it.

SlamFire1
April 13, 2010, 09:47 AM
I use anti sieze on the threads of my black powder nipples.

You can pay extra for a Firearms branded can of the same stuff.

Do you really think anyone is spending any research money on firearms lubricants? It is all repackaged industrial/automotive lubricants.

PTK
April 13, 2010, 10:31 AM
I just spray some balistol on the threads before I reinstall them. Saves buying/storing/rememberin where all those other compounds are. Never have had a nipple seize on me after they're sprayed with Balistol. Best cleaner, lubricator, rust preventative there is when it comes to BP.

Simplify, simplify.

FM
I found that this works JUST as well as gray anti-seize.

mp510
April 13, 2010, 10:45 AM
I would vote for the breech plug grease since it's probably more cost effective and easier to find, like at Walmart.
Even Bore Butter will work in a pinch.
you can buy anti-sieze at any auto parts store. You can get a 4g packet for like a buck. A 1 oz tube sells for 2-4 bucks. An 8oz container is like 8 to 10 or so. It's a lot more commonly available than breach plug grease or bore butter:rolleyes:

Little Red
April 17, 2010, 10:50 AM
Humm, I guess I'm old school. I only use Olive oil on any threads, nipples or otherwise, and I've yet to have a problem with any of my BP. But I do a complete clean and coating after each shooting session, even to the nipples. Takes longer to clean than to shoot!

Bluehawk
April 17, 2010, 11:11 PM
Explaining to the wife how the anti-seize got on the mother-in-laws nipples could present a problem...or not! :evil:

Texas Moon
April 18, 2010, 01:17 AM
You must have a hawt mother-in-law? :D

AbitNutz
April 18, 2010, 01:34 PM
I don't want to look but I bet there is a website called www.anti-seize on your mother-in-laws nipples.com

rondog
April 18, 2010, 02:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHCYEe5iUsc

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