Suppressor thread lubricant


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Retooferab
October 3, 2010, 10:34 PM
What kind of lubricant are you guys using when screw your suppressors on to keep them for galling?

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taliv
October 3, 2010, 10:50 PM
automotive anti seize. i use the paste kind that sort of has a coppery/gold fleck color.

falconer
October 4, 2010, 07:02 PM
Montana Extreme seems to work the best of the stuff I have seen.

redneckdan
October 4, 2010, 08:11 PM
Short Answer: automotive anti-seize lubricant

Long Answer: Contact your preferred vendor and find out which specific anti-seize compound they recommend for the two specific metals involved.

waterhouse
October 5, 2010, 11:39 AM
automotive anti seize

This is what I use as well. Bought it several years ago to assemble an upper, use it for suppressors and shotgun choke tubes as well.

Zak Smith
October 5, 2010, 04:21 PM
I think you emailed me last night. I'll repost the answer here

You don't really need to lubricate the threads exactly, although anti-seize is more appropriate. We ship them with a little bit of copper-colored anti-seize compound to help the initial thread break-in on the rifle. Normally once the suppressor is used initially on a rifle and installed/removed a half dozen times and 20 rounds, the threads are broken in and seated and no subsequent anti-seize is needed.

If you want use some of that, you can use automotive anti-seize similar to this
http://www.permatex.com/products/Automotive/lubricants/specialty_lubricants/Permatex_Copper_Anti-Seize_Lubricant_b.htm

Just a tiny amount.

If you do put any on the threads, make sure no sand or dirt or grit gets stuck to the compound.

DoubleTapDrew
October 5, 2010, 06:26 PM
^ phew, I thought I was doing something wrong by not using any thread lube :)

springwalk
October 21, 2010, 12:46 AM
Actually any lube or oil is fine for the common slightly loose joining specs of a can and host threads. If you have a tight fit between them then the anti-seize varities work well including the mil spec tw-25 white lithium grease.

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