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This is a discussion on Auto grease within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Just a quick question. Does anyone use auto grease for there pistols? I have a ton of Mobil 1 synthetic grease that I use on ...

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    Auto grease

    Just a quick question. Does anyone use auto grease for there pistols? I have a ton of Mobil 1 synthetic grease that I use on my jeep for the zirk fittings and steering linkage, anyone see a problem using a light coat on the slide rails instead of oil?
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    Its similar to asking if anyone uses motor oil to lube their pistol. In a pinch I don't see it hurting but usually oil and grease made for small parts tend to be less viscous then the automotive counterparts.
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    Use Castrol syntech; I use it and have used it since the early 90s when I was heavily into USPSA and three gun competition. Many of the competitors used this then and still use it now. The guys that started using this stuff were Dave Dawson (Dawson precision) and Benny Hill, who were both at one time the head pistolsmiths at STI. It sort of caught on with everybody else after that...
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    I've used Slick50 for years now and it works great.

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    Glocks ships there guns lubed with cooper grease.

    If you do use grease, use it sparingly, or it will seep out and stain your leather.
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    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?
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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?
    Personally I use it anywhere you could or would use oil. But mostly in places where oil isn't going to stay put and provide protection from wear. IE: Trigger assemblys, barrel blocks etc...

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    Sparingly like off tooth picks to apply
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    Can't say I use auto grease... but I do use mil-spec grease. It works wonders on the moving parts. I just put a bunch of it in my AK tonight after a thorough detailing... it made a HUGE difference in cycling the bolt carrier when I put it back together... It was smooth as butter requiring a lot less force to cycle. There was by far less resistance then there would be if I used plain old oil.

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    Auto grease is for your car....not your pistols. For shame. Expect problems in the future.

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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.
    Not true..... Been using it for MANY MANY years with no problems what so ever.

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    Should be OK as long as it's as cheaper or cheaper than gun oil, LOL. Good thinking!--John

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    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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    Grease for the car, Gunzilla for the gun.
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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.
    nothing wrong with auto grease. i have used it for many mango season and i have never had a problem. when it comes down to it grease is grease, all will work.
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