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Metal patterning board advice needed

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  1. baflstang

    baflstang Member

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    What kind of grease is the preferred type for coating metal patterning boards? How much and hoe is it applied to the surface? Thank you fellow shooters for your information in advance. Bill Weaver
     
  2. ZeroHero

    ZeroHero TS Member

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    I have seen both axl bearing grease and white lithium grease used. Both worked well, they were applied to the metal and a paint roller was hanging near by to smooth it out after a shot.

    Duke
     
  3. sleepy bill

    sleepy bill TS Member

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    Bill, I found a cheap white grease at Napa that works fine on our patterning board. It is cheaper than the lithium grease. We appply it with a paint roller. It is actually an off white grease but that doesn't matter. The board will start turning grey after they shoot it a few times. The only thing we have to watch for is shooters using large steel mag loads at close range. All other loads do just fine. The metal pattern board is one of the best additions we have installed at our range. It was worth the time and money we spent unlike some of our other projects.
    Bill Hardison Memphis Sport Shooting
     
  4. Andy44

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    One more tip......do NOT use a heavy coat of grease; just enough to cover the steel. Keep a scraper handy for cleaning off the hardened, caked-on grease.
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    The cheapest white grease you can find will work well ... You can also put some cheap white paint in any cheap grease and it will work well also ... The scraper will help keep it from getting all gummed up and overly coated with old grease ... I usually carry my own scraper because most people do not care what kind of mess they leave for the next guy ... Cheap white paint in a spray can applied over the grease will also work out good ... Use your imagination and I'll bet you can come up with even more ideas ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. gun fitter

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    Spray paint! Every time or almost every time I go to a plate that uses grease the roler is missing. The stuff is a mess. My wife used to get pretty upset when I would ruin a new pair of pants. Just my oppinion.

    Joe
     
  7. skip

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    White Paint and Grease.
     
  8. glazer

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    Just had a spell on the pattern plate with my coach. white water based paint applied with a small roller. worked a treat.
     
  9. wizard!

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    GREASE BOARD SPECS
    BOARD IS 36” X 36” 1/8” THICK WEIGHT 99 LBS

    GREASE COATING FORMULA
    5 TUBS WHITE LITHUM GREASE
    APPROX ½ QUART SYNTHETIC OIL
    ½ + QUART OF WHITE PAINT PIGMENT(available at ace hardware paint)

    stir all of this up in container smear on board with rubber gloves and roll out with paint roller
     
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