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What type of lube do yo use?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I ask this question because someone sent me an e-mail asking what type of lube I used on a gun they bought from me and I lost the e-mail before I could respond. :eek:

    I use Tetra Gun Grease on all my guns. I find grease is so much better than oil lubes. I am surprised everyone doesn't use grease.

    I am also surprised to see that my spell check does not recognize "lube" as a word. :)
     
  2. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    slip2000 not a big fan of grease as it traps dirt and debris
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Where do you get that from? Oil attracts dirt just as badly without the added lubrication. Disassemble two guns taken from equally dirty environments and the one with oil with just seem like it has oily dust in it. The one with grease will just have grey grease. There is a reason engine parts use grease as lube,.
     
  4. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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  5. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    by the way mechanical engineer its kinda what i do and most engine components are oil lubed
     
  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Only parts with a circulated lubrication system. Any static lubed pieces use grease. Guns do not have circulatory lubrication systems. When was the last time you saw an axel or bearing lubricated with oil?
     
  7. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    when was the last time you saw an axle or bearing exposed to elements they always incorporate a dust boot or seal to keep crap out of grease otherwise it turns what was intended to be a lubricant into basicly sand paper

    also there are some really good greases available i would recomend mil comm tw25 b
     
  8. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    the realy nice thing about synthetics like clp and slick 2000 is they bond with metal makes cleaning so much easier hand guns not so much a problem but cleaning a bolt on a ar its a huge difference
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Their little promo is so full of crap it is almost funny. "does not attract dust, dirt or sand like petroleum based products"...get real. "Excellent at displacing moisture"...you mean unlike oil??? Right, we all know the old saying about how oil and water mix together so easily. "Won't burn off during repeat firing"...I guess you never have to replace it at all. It is so obvious that noone regulates these things.
     
  10. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    dont knock it till you try it...... theres a reason that operators use it and not tetra
     
  11. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    almost as funny as looseing a gun and almost killing an icemaker in the same month hugh
     
  12. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Who??? They have simply went through and listed any place they sent a free sample that did not officially return it as a "user."
     
  13. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    just about every operator i know uses clp or slick 2000 it works well there are a couple of oddballs that use barbasol shave cream but thats a whole different disscusion
     
  14. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    honestly conditions around portland for daily carry grease is fine but i do recomend you try the slick 2000 or the mil grease much better products than the tetra the only downside is they cost a little more
     
  15. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    How are they better? WHat factor makes them better than Tetra? Besides vague statements in an ad campaign that pretty much say nothing other than just aggrandize the normal features of a lubricant (hoping nobody notices) and make some statements that are just not supportable.
     
  16. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    its nice that clp and slick are cleaners and lubricants they bond to the metal and dont move around like grease has a tendency to with handguns this is not a big issue but on weapons systems like ar's they save you huge headaches in cleaning your bolt and carrier.............i wasnt a real belliever until i saw weapons so fouled by carbon they were not functional after sparying with slick and working the charge handle a little the gun would not only function but able to fire several hundred rounds.........if your happy with what your useing then thats great if you want to try something new those are the products i can recomend......also the grease i recomended holds up better than the tetra me and a friend tried throwing the tetra onto the slide of a glock and the mil on another and went through 500 rounds the tetra noticebly had more friction when operating the slide compared to the mil
     
  17. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    tetra is a good product compared to others........ its not just what i use because i expect my weapons to work every time in every condition
     
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    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    What type of lube do I use? Astroglide:woot:! Yeah, I said it.
     
  19. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    I use three different lubricants on my guns. Molybdenum disulfide axle grease works wonders on guns. It is way cheaper then gun specific grease. I use just a dab of it where there is metal on metal contact. Where a thinner lubricant is needed, good ol' motor oil does a great job. You even get your choice of how thick it is. CLP does have it's place in certain applications as well. I don't think there is one lubricant that will do everything.

    Anyone ever use automatic transmission fluid in a firearm application?
     
  20. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I'm still waiting for someone to name me an engine part that uses grease instead of oil. Oil has three functions in an engine - cool, clean, and lubricate.

    I'm willing to try anything new for my guns if enough people tell me "it's better."

    I'm going to try SLP and Slick2000 (sp?) because I'm still stuck in the dark ages with Hoppe's products.

    Thanks for the tips.

    $.02