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Secret Gun Lube - This is not a debate.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by oldFred, Apr 13, 2009.

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  1. Lucky

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    Lol pictured a person walking into a picture window:D
     
  2. lucky_fool

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    There's a video of my mother-in-law's wedding where the imam walked into a glass door. I love me some slapstick.

    For slide rails I like Finish Line's teflon grease. Sure, it's for bicycles. It also works, withstands -65° to 500° temps, and since I also bike it gets used for more than one thing.

    Break-Free gets used pretty much everywhere else. (Considering some of the rest of this thread I should clarify that "everywhere else" only pertains to firearms in this case)
     
  3. Travis Bickle

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    When it comes to corrosion protection, KY is worse than useless. It's water based, so it probably actually causes corrosion.
     
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    Silicone grease- used to be able to get a formulation that was packaged for fishing reels. Used it for years. For some reason it has disappeared for the shelves of late.
     
  5. JohnBT

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    I've used almost everything and it all works reasonably well. I must have 3 or 4 shoeboxes full of partially used lubes. When I can't find a gun to buy I buy a new lube and some beef jerky.

    OTOH, I don't have a collection of glass cleaners. :)

    "Lol pictured a person walking into a picture window"

    Invisible Glass will do that and do it easily. I keep a bottle in the car and one in the house.
     
  6. heron

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    Another plus for Tri-Flow.
     
  7. Duke of Doubt

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    Travis Bickle: "When it comes to corrosion protection, KY is worse than useless. It's water based, so it probably actually causes corrosion."

    Not in the extremely limited, experimental applications for which I've used it. Not many of my guns have rubber or plastic parts, and the spots where I have used a little of the stuff experimentally don't see much wear. I just had to mention the KY for the comic value, not as a significant gun lubricant.
     
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    We'd probably "gun shop" pretty good together.
     
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    Oh no. I stole this one. The unit was shutting down, and it was on a pile of debris at the end of the hall being 'turned in' to DRMO. I also got a few cots, a whole case of Energizer AAs, and various sizes of watertight containers. :)
     
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    Blue teflon automotive grease for lubrication, rem oil wipes for protection against moisture.
     
  11. akodo

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    wasn't there a guy here on THR who was an expert on industrial greases who was going to market a special grease for 1911 rails?

    Gave some to a mod or two who hooted with joy at the stuff?
     
  12. Funderb

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    I always just rubbed my rails and points of friction with a stick of butter.
    You would not believe my hunting success every year. :evil:




    You know I had a dream that one of my mosins turned into glass and started falling apart in my hands,
    I woke up and yelled,
    "Dammit windex guys, stay out of my dreams, I am still going to clean the corrosives out with WATER!" :neener:
     
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    Now that's funny...
     
  15. lykoris

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    silicone oil is the worst thing you can use on any metal to metal load bearing surface, unless you want to provoke galling and seize up your entire action/trigger mechanism

    if you want to write off a rifle there is no better way than putting silicone oil on load bearing surfaces.

    silicone oil is excellent for o-rings and piston seals.

    there are a few guys in the UK that have destroyed rifles, one in particular that had a brand new rifle and killed it after he applied silicone oil, action became stiff and then the entire mechanism seized.

    silicone oil is absorbed by metal and no degreaser I know of will remove it, only grinding.

    I use it frequently in extremely modest amounts to coat air gun o-rings on one precharged pneumatic air rifle - I would not apply silicone oil to any rifle.

    whilst it involves an air rifle, the effect on a bolt action/semi-auto would be the same

    http://www.airgunbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159220&highlight=silicone
     
  16. Noxx

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    QFT!

    Invisible glass is the best stuff out there for all your see-thrus. Comes in spray, foam, wipes, etc. I always keep a couple of the wipes on the bike for my visor.
     
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