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##### HINGE GREASE #####

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by DTrykow, Mar 2, 2008.

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  1. DTrykow

    DTrykow Active Member

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    I've been trying PENN reel lube. Not to thin, not to thick. Seems to do well.
    Dave T.
     
  2. Capt. Morgan

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    It doesn't take a hi-tech grease to lube these areas. White lithium grease or bicycle cable grease (synthetic). Both stick well and are relatively light in weight.

    Tetra makes a couple of lubes (one, a grease and one an oil) that also stay in place well but they're pricier than bike grease and harder to find than white lithium.

    Morgan
     
  3. jmas

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    STOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. jakearoo

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    Lots of good ones. But, just use STOS and you will always be happy. It is the standard of the bunch. Jake
     
  5. sako2115

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    Krieghoff Gunglide can't be too shabby either....

    Trivia question: What does STOS stand for?

    I know, I know, and I'll give an "atta boy" to anybody else who answers correctly.
     
  6. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a winner, deckart!!....or maybe SUPER TURBO OWL SH**!!
     
  7. jakearoo

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    Sticky and slick. What a great combination for double gun hinges. Just don't forget to wipe it off and reapply often. Jake
     
  8. gotbass

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    Jerry is right about the Gator Tears, great stuff. Mike
     
  9. K80433SC

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    STOS is the lube of choice for all my hinged shotguns........
     
  10. Ifitfliesitdies

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    Super Lube! It's synthetic. It never gets hard in winter and doesn't melt in high heat, stays where you put it, it's clear and it's relatively inexpensive. As any machinist or metal fabricator.
     
  11. sako2115

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    deckart and Ljutic 73 sure get an atta boy. I thought I had some real trivia of information; the guy who told me about the acronym was from Ohio the Buckeye State and knew the developer of STOS; hence he knew the folklore early on...
     
  12. Fritzboy

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    John Deere hi pressure grease. It is green and comes in a tube.
     
  13. Capt. Morgan

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    STOS = slicker than owl s__t
     
  14. finger

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    When my STOS jar was empty I turned on my air compressor and pumped a little lithium grease into it from the grease gun cartridge I use on my tractor. That should last another five years. Since one should replace the grease every time you put the gun together just about anything is good. bob finger
     
  15. washandwear

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    Chainsaw bar oil works good.
     
  16. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    I rather agree with Bob, any decent bearing grease will work fine.

    I have used STOS with no problems and Gun Glide. However, in the hot summer sun, both tend to disappear.

    Try this out...comes (or used) with a new Kolar. Its sticky and stays in place.

    http://www.cmdlube.com/gun_lube.html
     
  17. kelly andersen

    kelly andersen TS Member

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    Shooters choice works good also.
     
  18. 2@8lo

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    Cptn morgan actually has it right it's slicker than owl s**t and its available from Ponsness Warren.
     
  19. phirel

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    Jerry does offer an excellent lube (Gator Tears). I think just about any lubricant that stays in place will work. The hinge is rotated only a few hundred times a day as opposed to a crank shaft that will turn more in a couple of seconds than the gun is opened in one month. The hinges are opened and closed under low temperature so that is not a factor.

    What is very important is keeping the lube clean. Dirt+Lube = Grinding Compound

    Pat Ireland
     
  20. Church Key

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    ShotGun World had the following lube post which got quite emotional, with 241 posts and over 12,000 views. Some folks take their lube very-very seriously.

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=125039&highlight=lube
     
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