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Old 03-02-2012, 08:01 PM
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Has anyone ever used chainsaw bar oil to lube their slides?
How about paper-shredder oil? Yeah, I've used it in a pinch.













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Old 03-04-2012, 08:28 PM
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What do you guys think of KleenBore Silicone Gun & Reel Cloth
and its cleaning products? The price is pretty good, but would it be good for ed brown or a wilson?
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:53 PM
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Amsoil Synthetic Spray grease for slides. It won't slow the slide or any moving parts at even the coldest terrestrial ambient temps. Resists wash out and after applying, it's not a dirt magnet. I use just a little on guns that are broken in. I do over lube slides a bit when guns are new - just because I'm paranoid of stainless galling.

For the firing pin and internal small parts I use Amsoil Silicone spray. It's essential invisible, and just leaves a very thin film. It works well at spraying dirt and moisture away.

For general oil - for the barrel and such I use Amsoil MP spray.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:18 AM
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New to the forum and gleaning many valuable tips but also some questionable.
I see a few using STP engine treatment as a slide lube. Depending on the actual product, it probably contains an abrasive. Almost all engine additives that claim to increase compression and stop oil burning add abrasive material to re-seat the piston rings/increase compression.
Should work great to seat new parts, longterm could be questionable.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:26 AM
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New to the forum and gleaning many valuable tips but also some questionable.
I see a few using STP engine treatment as a slide lube. Depending on the actual product, it probably contains an abrasive. Almost all engine additives that claim to increase compression and stop oil burning add abrasive material to re-seat the piston rings/increase compression.
Should work great to seat new parts, longterm could be questionable.
At 1000, how long before STP could cause issues?

We sure aren't talking about anywhere near the number of cycles an engine would make.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:19 AM
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At 1000, how long before STP could cause issues?

We sure aren't talking about anywhere near the number of cycles an engine would make.
Probably never in a real world, but I also like to know what I am eating.
The same could be said for ATF on composite frames. ATF has additives that are designed to keep seals soft. We are just now seeing the failures in composite engine parts due to prolonged exposure to petrolium products.
If it works for you, use it. maybe just do not promise the grandkids a servicable weapon in the will.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:17 PM
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From all the answers it looks like it is ok to use anything that is slick. And that's probably right. All the lube makers just hype their product when any will do. In the 45 years I've been shooting my own guns I've used everything from 3-in-1 oil to Super Special 1911 lube it all. They all have worked well.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:49 PM
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Has anyone ever used chainsaw bar oil to lube their slides? Or would this be a terribly bad idea for some reason? Just wondering.
MOST all bar oil is just 30 weight motor oil.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:04 PM
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Anyone ever ruined a firearm because they used the wrong lube?
Not ruin, but my Dad managed to plug up a S&W M 12 to where the trigger wouldn't rebound. I popped the side plate off and removed what resembled sticky congealed rubber band boogers from years of 3-IN-ONE oil. I guess for a fast double action HD gun it was ruined until I blasted the crap out with carb cleaner.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:36 PM
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OT - Chainsaw bar oil is the mix of everything that's run through a pipeline. It just has a tackifier added so it doesn't sling off the chain.
In environmentally sensitive wetlands I've run Canola oil as bar lube. And yes I've used straight 30-wt engine oil as bar lube too.
No, I'm not going to use Canola oil on my 1911 though.......
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:01 PM
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Pistol Lube

I use Amsoil Synthetic ATF (I got it cheap), I have been using ATF for years, It is thin enough to get into small spaces, Easy to get, wipes clean, and 1 quart is a Lifetimes worth.

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Old 03-16-2012, 11:23 AM
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Montana extreme gun oil rubbed in everywhere inside and out,
and a touch of militec 1 grease in locking lugs. KG-1 for lead and copper removal.
My guns run very well and clean up easier than anything else I have tried. The last time I traded in a pistol, the salesman asked if it was NIB. haha.
I reload and shoot very frequently with no issues.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:58 PM
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I use Synthetic 20W50 almost all of the time after a cleaning. I have also used Gunzilla with good success.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:07 AM
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Plastilube(BMW brake grease) very,very,very thin on barrel and locking lugs/everything else sparing drops of weapon shield oil.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:59 PM
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Hoppe's.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:49 PM
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I've heard some good thing about "Gun Butter" from several friend but I haven"t tried it myself. It seems to be hard to find in my area.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:43 AM
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I used to use Tenacious Oil, it's a thicker oil for bicycle chains. I used it till I ran out, maybe 2 years. My gun never missed a lick.
I'm using Gun Butter on the 1911, CLP or Shooter's Choice on the Polys.
All this talk of motor oil or chainsaw bar oil, I was thinking maybe PJ1 blue label motorcycle chain lube. Stays put on a rapidly moving chain. Just a though...
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:51 AM
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Cat 15w40 .


It's cheap as I work for a Cat dealer
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:26 PM
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I clean my SIG C3 stainless on aluminum alloy frame and the magazines well after every use and I use Mil-Comm Products MC25 liberally from the pump sprayer with cotton patches on my fingers for cleaning everything but the bore where I use gangs of cotton tipped swabs covered with patches and I use their MC2500 PTFE synthetic grease and their MC2500 oil. I like their plastic application syringes for running a tiny bead of grease into the rails and other tight wear areas. I rub that grease lightly all over the barrel and elsewhere. Once in a while I use a brass brush and Remington 40-X Bore cleaner to get metal residue out of the bore. I find cleaning with cotton-tipped swabs (the medical supply kind on wooden sticks, not Q-tips) the best for cleaning the whole gun and getting those rail grooves and other tight spots well cleaned. Mil-Comm supplies some nice cotton -tipped swabs with one end a round swab and the other a pointed cotton swab for really tight corners. If all I had were cotton swabs that would be good enough for most cleanings. So glad not to have to smell Hoppes any more.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:44 PM
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I use mobile one 10-40 syn which I use in all my vehicles and weapons...
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:04 PM
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I've been using Super Quick Clean Guns for two years now without any issues. Works better than standard oils IMO
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:13 AM
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Has anyone used moly fusion on all moving surfaces and said forget about oiling/greasing? Its supposed to reduce friction to near zero and carbon doesn't stick to it. Could be a one time fix. Just wipe down your firearm every 1000 or so shots. No problems with temperature either.

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:34 PM
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One Product does it all. FROG LUBE!

I started using Frog Lube a month ago So far so Good. Is clean it does not smell bad, and whatever you put it on stays dry but slick. Carbon hates Frog Lube. This stuff once it is on Carbon just wipes off.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:28 PM
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Ive used Hoppes for years. Motor oil and 3-in-1 in a pinch.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:39 PM
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I use Syn3 20w50(Harley engine oil full synthetic)
hope that all you use Syn3 in or on I have 5 Harleys and haved changed to Amsoil lowered the head temp 18 to 23 degrees..
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