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Why STP Oil Treatment?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rustynuts, Jan 1, 2008.

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  1. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts Member

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    Why do I see everyone using STP Oil Treatment when lubing some parts on a press? Why not other types of oil or grease?
     
  2. Eric F

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    not sure on this personaly I use mobile 1.........ok just kidding

    I am uncertian I use wd 40 right before a session and right after on some parts other parts like the plastic gears on the lee auto index I have a plastic safe lube and on other parts like the case feeder and the powder measure I use graphite and on t parts I put a dab of high temp wheel bearing grease. Why high temp grease you might ask well its what I had on the shelf

    oh if you lube your nuts they wont get rusty "ho ho ha ha oh to laugh"(daffy duck)
     
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    Not sure, probably because it is sticky like honey and is more likely to stay where you put it.
     
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    I gave up on WD40 years ago, its great for a while, but eventually it forms a gum that fouls things up.

    --wally.
     
  5. jfh

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    Actually, AFAIK STP has been recommended only as a "tip" for those of us with Lee presses. Shadow500 shows its use on the Load-Master case feeder.

    I tried his tip, and it works wonderfully for providing lubrication while also providing a "drag" that promotes reliable operation of the feeder--so I've promoted it in other posts about the Load-Master.

    Jim H.
     
  6. Shadow500

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    I use STP oil treatment because it is thicker and seems to stay put longer than oil. I do use Mobil 1 in all of my vehicles but I don't use it on the press because it appears to be much thinner than STP oil treatment and I assume that you would have to re-apply it more frequently. I could be wrong about the Mobil 1 but I am sticking with the STP because it works for me.

    I do use WD40 around the house on other things but I never use it as a lubricant on anything. The best use I ever found for it is for removing adhesives. It takes that tape from the temporary license plates right off of the glass. I also use it to inert primers.

    Chris
     
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