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This is a discussion on Auto grease within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Originally Posted by Adkjoe Thanks! I was going to try some on a q-tip and coat the slide rails a bit, any other place I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adkjoe View Post
    Thanks! I was going to try some on a q-tip and coat the slide rails a bit, any other place I should apply some?
    Locking lugs, both barrel and slide as well as at least the last inch of the barrel. I also put a film of grease on the slide stop shaft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobashadow View Post
    I use high temp wheel bearing grease not standard bushing grease.

    The bearing grease is made for high temp, high friction and high-speed movement while keeping dirt out of the bearings.

    Sound familiar?
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    I have pretty much used any lube available for my firearms. I believe that many put to much into many of the attributes of these modern hight dollar super lubes. Does it do the job intended is the question most need to ask.
    Many of these new lubes promise to never fling its self off the firearm in use. At the price they charge for some of them I would hope not. If I am using my firearm under extreme conditions that might be a good selling point. For many of the shooters I see who shoot then spray and wipe their firearm there may be some merit to these super lubes and oils.

    I am from the old school, after shooting we were taught to dismantle the weapon clean and then re lube it. How much sense would it make for me to use the super high priced last forever lubes if I clean it off when i'm done shooting?

    For long term storage I use Rig, not some high dollar combination cleaner rust preventive boutique lube. Except for extreme uses I can not see any personal reason for a person such as myself to waste the money on them. Now if you are one that doesn't properly clean your weapon I can see the value in them.

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    I use Teflon lube,it's used on door locks and leaves no reside. It costs something like $6.50 for a Oz tube.Like any lubricate use it sparingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stetson View Post
    I use Teflon lube,it's used on door locks and leaves no reside. It costs something like $6.50 for a Oz tube.Like any lubricate use it sparingly.
    FWIW, one of my modern automatic pistol manuals specifically says not to use teflon based lubes as it may damage the polymer.

    YMMV, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    I have pretty much used any lube available for my firearms. I believe that many put to much into many of the attributes of these modern hight dollar super lubes.


    I've got some pretty old guns, one is over 80 years old. And for a semi auto, it still shoots great.

    It's never been lubed with anything other than basic grease and 3 in 1 oil. (Basically 30w motor oil)

    It has no rust, cycles very well, and shoots darned accurately.

    Some people like to obsess, and as long as it makes 'em happy, I guess that's ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Auto grease is for your car....not your pistols. For shame. Expect problems in the future.
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    Grease for the car, Gunzilla for the gun.
    Seems to me to be good advice. There must be a reason it's called "auto grease" and "gun lube". I don't know if I would put such a heavy viscosity lube on my guns, especially in cooler weather.
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    Regarding what type of gun grease to use, I inadvertently hijacked a Kahr thread and you'll find a lot of grease comments after post 129.
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    anyone ever tried green grease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman View Post
    anyone ever tried green grease?
    I assume that's a brand name???

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    I good friend of mine uses automotive caliper grease. We applied a coating to my XD and I noticed a difference in the ease of slide. It was messy though after firing and a real pain to clean off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ape View Post
    Not true..... Been using it for MANY MANY years with no problems what so ever.
    +1, thats all I use. It does not run or freeze. Works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    Seems to me to be good advice. There must be a reason it's called "auto grease" and "gun lube". I don't know if I would put such a heavy viscosity lube on my guns, especially in cooler weather.
    There is. You can charge people more $$ when you package it in smaller containers and give it some specialty name. As far as viscosity goes they sell grease for many different automotive uses. You just need to look around for one with the attributes your application needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicman View Post
    anyone ever tried green grease?
    Talking about green marine grease? Yep. If it holds up to the torture i put my trailer bearings through (salt water, heavy loads, etc.), surely it can handle a slide rocking back 3 inches.

    I dip a q-tip in it, run it down the slide rails, and wipe off any excess globs or smears. A little dab will do yah. Never had a problem with it and cleans up easily.
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