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Gun Lub- New application method

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by phirel, Apr 27, 2008.

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  1. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    At a shoot in NC I learned of a simple and tidy way to apply gun lubricants. It is a small plastic stick with a small sponge on the tip. They are called make up applicators and most wives have a supply. I did buy my own. Twenty of them cost me $1.35. They will apply just the right amount of lube to just the right place. One of these should last around 20 lube jobs. They work much better than anything else I have tried. Ask a lady in your home to see hers.

    Pat Ireland
     
  2. GoldEx

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    Pat, if I ask the lady in my home to "see hers", she is going to get the wrong idea for sure. Then she might ask to see mine and then I won't be able to get out and go trap shooting.

    Jeff
     
  3. balance365

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    Seems high end to me, I just grab a couple of Qtips and off I go.
     
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    I asked a lady in our home to see hers and she got mad and left. Guess we won't invited over to the neighbor's for a while.
     
  5. Neil Winston

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    Pat, the lady of my house uses a bit of Princess Purina Nose Black and maybe a little mousse for those hard to manage collar-wear areas, but otherwise she eschews makeup applicators. Can you suggest something else?

    Neil
     
  6. phirel

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    Q-Tip applicators put both lube and strands of cotton on my gun.

    I have had as much frustration using the syringe applicators as I have had with ketchup bottles. My poetry ability can best sum up my experience with both.

    Shake and shake the ketchup bottle
    Out comes none, and then a lottle

    Again, I recommend you take a quick look at make up applicators.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. Capt. Morgan

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    If Q-tips leave lint on your gun,stop buying cheapie Q-tips!

    Q-tips I can use twice...use once, cut off the sloppy part and use again.

    What do you do with a sloppy make-up applicator until it's been used 20 times?

    Morgan
     
  8. hoggy

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    I use a toothpick. No fuzz no fuss. For bigger dabs of lube I just use my finger. Both are cheaper than womens aplicators.
     
  9. phirel

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    The used make up applicators can easily be stored wrapped in a small piece of paper. The best quality Q-Tips do leave cotton strands around sharp edges and projections.

    hoggy- My fingers always seem to get dirty around a gun club. At least with a make up applicator, I do not start the day by sticking my fingers in grease.

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Good idea Pat. I'll have to give it a try.

    Here's one for you. Try FlaLagarto's "Alligator Tears" hinge lube if you get a chance. He gave me a sample and I like it. Better than the grease I had been using.
     
  11. royboy

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    I agree with timb99, Jerry's lube is excellent and a little tab will do you.
    He now has some distributors across the country. cw
     
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