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MEC 9000G lubricant

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by glenns, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. glenns

    glenns Member

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    What do you use to lubricate your MEC loader? The manual says to use EP90 or its equivalent. What can be substituted for EP90?

    What do you use to grease the collet?
     
  2. Quack Shot

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    Anti_Seize on the collet and EP90 Gear oil elsewhere. There are some heavy Marine Lubricants that will work about the same as EP90, but at a higher cost. Probably any 90W quality oil would do. The synthetic lubes would probably be OK as well, with more or less odor. I put the EP90 in a Syringe with a "soda straw" (16-18 ga) thick needle with a ground off point. It gets it where you want it without making a big mess. A small "acid" brush works for the anti-seize on the collet.
     
  3. glenns

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    Where do you buy anti_seize?
     
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    Anti-Seize may be purchased at any Automotive Parts Store. Permatex makes a few different types in bottles and tubes. I think WalMArt might even have it in some stores.
     
  5. j2jake

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    I have started using 90 wt on the collet and have had better service with it than never seize. I apply with Q tip. Jake
     
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    The reason MEC says to use Anti-Seize is so the collet and the closure assembly will not Gaul and you will get a more constant resize.

    lee
     
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    I use a moly grease on my collet..
     
  8. glenns

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    Does greasing the collet get it on the hull? (or am I misunderstanding where you put it on)
     
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    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    glenns:

    If you don't already know, avoid getting anti-seize on you, your clothes, or anything else you don't want it on. Anti-seize is great stuff but its a b*tch to get off.

    sissy

    edited addition:

    You put the lubricant on the outside of the collet fingers. Done correctly, you won't get it on hulls.
     
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    You put it on the outside of the collet so that the collar will not stick when it comes up to clese the collet.

    I have the same can of Anti Seize I bought from the Snap-On man in 1966. Works fine.

    HM
     
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    Recoil Sissy is so right,a dab of never seize,un-noticed,on your finger and you'll look like the tin man in seconds.That stuff seems to get everywhere.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments.

    I'll try the Rem oil spray.
     
  14. birddog1964

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    Just a note the reason that ANTI-SEIZE is recommended, is to PROLONG the life of the collet and closure nut. The way to put the anti-seize on is to put it on the inside of the closure nut, not on the collet and when in use it will coat the out side of the collets peddles it's self so you don't have anti-seize getting on your shells and everything else.

    thanks
    lee
     
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