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Just a Little fun with Lube Choices

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Pops1911, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    Thought this could be entertaining and enlightening too. When you lube your hand gun slides do you use oil or grease? I am of the grease school. Way back in the day I was taught that grease was the only way to lube metal on metal. What say you? Let the quibbling begin. LOL
     
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  2. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I use a very small amount of grease for anything that slides.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I use grease for internal parts when doing a build (AR) but other wise for all other applications it's oil.
    Not sure why, just how I was taught as a kid and I've never done anything else.
    Oil does get a little messy, but it will also work it's way into the unseen areas.
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Bacon Grease hands down. Superior performance and smell!!!



    Seriously, though I have always used oils. I just recently was given some advice about grease for a 1911 I recently aquired but have not yet had a chance to pick some up and try it.

    I clean my guns fairly often, not nearly as much as some but more then the average shooter, and have never had an issue so far.
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I use oil on most moving parts on my AR's except the trigger mechanism & it's grease only.
     
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  6. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    I use oil pretty much all the time. The only time i've used grease when attaching a barrel to an ar upper receiver.
     
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  7. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know yet (still learning), but I'm thinking on using "Tri-Flow" bike chain lube for a metal on metal sliding aplication (or metal on plastic). Reason being is that it has a high Teflon content.
     
  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Smells something aweful though doesn't it?

    At work for equipment maintenance I almost always use Mobil one synthetic 10w-30. On chains and rods.
    Works great, lasts a long time.

    Never thought of it for guns.
     
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  9. bbbass

    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    I use only synthetic oil/lube on my 1911. Red's is my fav. I apply generously to run it wet but this is not a carry pistol for me. Other pistols get only Tetra flouropolymer white grease which bonds to metal parts (just a dab in the right spots). My ARs get a drop of synthetic lube on the firing pin, then the bolt, bolt carrier, breech, and charging handle get treated with CLP. I run these wet also.
     
  10. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tri-flow's not too bad to me actually. Smells kinda "sweet" to me.

    M1 otoh, kinda rank. Worse after changing my truck oil. But least ways you know it's done its job.
     
  11. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Lubriplate, sparingly
     
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  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Grease, a small amount, for an AR LPK. Everything else is oil.
     
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  13. senzriich

    senzriich Milwaukie, Oregon New Member

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    Use brake cleaner before lubriplating.
     
  14. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, Lubriplate, that's the grease I use, I couldn't remember the name. I have one tube that I think will last me the rest of my life.
     
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  15. transittech

    transittech PDX Well-Known Member

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    I have recently started using Phil Wood Tenacious oil. Its a super thick and sticky bicycle oil. It seems to work great on revolver internals, though I don't have much experience with it yet. It smells great!
     
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  16. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Excellent stuff! Used to use it a bunch in my cycling days.

    Thanks for the idea, I probably still have a tube (or 3) around the shop.
     
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  17. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    For my all Stainless 1911, which will gall at the rails. I run the coconut oil from costco.

    Worked Great!
    Ticked off my gal but I told her that tub is gonna last a lifetime!
    LOL
     
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  18. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If I need it to move, I've always been satisfied with Gun Slicks graphite lube. hot or cold it stays in place.
     
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  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You must just terrify the heck out of isis!!! ;)
     
  20. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Seriously?

    It's melting point is 76f so I'd think it would run off it if it's against your body or on a hot day?

    I use it for a ton of stuff is why I'm interested.
     
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