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Old 02-16-2012, 07:46 PM
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Lubricants and Cleaning Products and Techniques

What do you guys use to lube your slides and does it matter; steel, aluminum or poly.?

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Old 02-16-2012, 07:56 PM
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I use Syn3 20w50(Harley engine oil full synthetic)
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:59 PM
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Mil-Comm / TW25 for me, almost all my 1911's are steel.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:01 PM
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I use Wilson's Ultra Lube:
Ultima-Lube II Oil - Thin viscosity penetrates hard to get to areas. Ideal for cold weather use, 10 to 350 F temperature range. Recommended Uses: Tightly fitted handguns of all types.

Ultima-Lube II Universal - All purpose lube for all types of firearms. Stays put under extreme conditions, 40 to 350 F temperature range. Recommended Uses: Service pistols/revolvers and broken-in custom handguns, Long guns of all action types, AR style rifles in the 20 to 50 F temperature range.

Ultima-Lube II Grease - Ideal for heavy wear areas. Stays put under extreme conditions, 40 to 350 F temperature range. Recommended Uses: Full and Semi-Auto rifles and carbines, Optimal in AR style rifles at temperatures above 50 F.
http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Maintena.../products/226/
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:07 PM
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Militec-1. The best. I have run an M4 for more than 3k rounds with no cleaning on that stuff. Small carry anywhere bottles.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:15 PM
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I use slipstream grease & oil. I think its as good as they say, Ive noticed a read diffrance.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:09 PM
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I also use Wilson's Ultima Lube.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:12 PM
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I use the mix from an article I found linked on here.

For rotating parts ATF/MercIII.
For slide/bolts a 40/60 mix of ATF/STP engine treatment.

I have an extra half qt of ATF from my last t5 drain/fill and half a bottle of STP from when I replaced my roller lifters in the mustang. STP is great assembly lube.

Purchased 2 "injectors" from the BBQ section. I probably have a lifetime supply for about $7.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:15 PM
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ballistol on everything for me.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:22 PM
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Ballistol all the way as well
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:53 PM
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Quaker State high temp bearing grease on all my pistol slides and all moving parts of my AR's.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:59 PM
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Hoppe's #9, Ballistol, or Pro-Shot lube
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:04 PM
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I like Tetra gun grease. There are many other similar grease products. Failing that another high quality grease, even axle grease. It's good to have something that really "sticks" in that application.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:07 PM
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I like Tetra gun grease. There are many other similar grease products. Failing that another high quality grease, even axle grease. It's good to have something that really "sticks" in that application.
I have that grease, but have never used it for fear of doing what greases typically do, which is attract dirt particles. Have you ever noticed this?
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:13 PM
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Weapon Shield. This thing is real magic!
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:14 PM
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I don't know about magic... but I like WS too. I mix WS oil and grease and it works very well on the rails. I did make the mistake of using just the grease at a match a month ago and it was so cold that the gun didn't cycle reliably.

I've been using Frog Lube on my ARs and gas operated shotgun, and am considering trying it on my 1911s.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:20 PM
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I have that grease, but have never used it for fear of doing what greases typically do, which is attract dirt particles. Have you ever noticed this?
What it does do it trap burnt powder residue from blowback. Ain't no big deal, it cleans easy enough.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:21 PM
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The Springfield Custom Shop recommends a synthetic oil. Not grease, not anything else.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:25 PM
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I don't know about magic... but I like WS too. I mix WS oil and grease and it works very well on the rails. I did make the mistake of using just the grease at a match a month ago and it was so cold that the gun didn't cycle reliably.

I've been using Frog Lube on my ARs and gas operated shotgun, and am considering trying it on my 1911s.
I treated my parked 1911 ONE time with frog lube about 8 months ago and after 1500 rounds later I still have not used a single cleaner or CLP product to clean it. Just a bore brush and a micro fiber cloth. GSR just wipes off. Not to mention it hasn't gotten stains or formed any rust at all in that 8 month period...and I don't wear gloves when I shoot.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:25 PM
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I greased my rails then let the gun cold-soak in my car all day. Went to a match and it wouldn't cycle my target loads. Until it warms up I'll use LP.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:03 AM
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I've been using Shooter's Choice FP-10 for the last 1.5 years on my Springfield 1911 and XDM without any problems. It's inexpensive and gets the job done. That being said, I just ordered a tub of Brian Enos' Slide Glide Lite after reading a ton of good reviews for it and can't wait to try it out.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:44 AM
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Mil-Comm / TW25 for me, almost all my 1911's are steel.
Same here. I switched to the entire Mil-comm family including the cleaner MC25, and the oil MC2500 as well as the original TW25 last year. I normally apply the grease all of the metal surface with a flat artist type nylon paint brush until it disappears then I mop up any excess with a cotton wad and a locking forceps. After 2 to 3 shooting sessions and subsequent cleanings when I get a new gun, the gun cleans up in no time with almost no effort using their enzymatic cleaner. Spray the cleaner and wipe the carbon right off. No smell, no oily residue. I broke in a half dozen guns last year with it and I never go back to smelly petroleum distillates again.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:28 AM
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I have been using CLP to clean and lube my 1911 for as long as I owned a 1911 and has never done me wrong.

When and and if that day comes, I will switch then.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:05 AM
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FP 10 or Shooters Choice grease for lube and CLP for cleaning.
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