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anti seize, many types what to use?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by maclellan1911, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Local parts store rep came in today. Had his shop supply catalog laying around. I saw about 6 different types of anti seize compound? What is the right one for guns. Also seen one for stainless and nuclear. marine ect ect. Also one that contains no metal
     
  2. Quack Shot

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    I use the high temp Aluminum/Copper/Graphite based compounds. The Stainless and Nuclear Application versions are specialized applications for temperature or lubricity. Marine will probably work, but not really an advantage. Nickel Anti-seize is also not quite the ticket, since it works well with Stainless and Extreme temperature applications. There is no real advantage for firearms.

    The Permatex Plain Jane Anti-Seize or the Premium Copper Anti-Seize or equivalents would work fine. The Copper style has an advantage for electrical conductivity and is used more for automotive emissions related applications such as Oxygen Sensors and such. I have four different types and use the two I mentioned here for firearms and reloading presses. These two appear to have superior corrosion resistance, especially the "Copper" version. A one pound tub will last for a very long time.
     
  3. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    yes the 2 standard types I am familar with. Just wondering about the others
     
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    No reason to re-invent the mousetrap. If there were any advantage to the others, I'm sure someone would be packaging and selling it for seven times it's usual value. Sort of like the tube of Choke Tube Lube that Birchwood casey sells for about seven bucks. I can get a half pound jar of the plain jane stuff for that much. It's the same compound.
     
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