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Oil for hinge lube

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Gross Man, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. Gross Man

    Gross Man Member

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    I vaguely remember some discussion here on using oil for hinge lube. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanx, Billy
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    Nobody will agree. My take is that anything is better than nothing. I use Remoil or BreakFree CLP. I don't like grease. Mark
     
  3. Unknown1

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    [​IMG]</p>You might be able to get away with something with some serious viscosity to it like Hoppe's Gun Oil in the orange bottle... or chainsaw bar oil.

    Keller
     
  4. W.P.T.

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    Clenzoil ... If its worth doing then do it right ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. RWT

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    STP if they still make it. I bought a tube many years ago used it on my BT99 hinge pin, never a problem still have some of it.
     
  6. Trap4

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    I really belive that STOS is the best, or maybe Lubriplate 105, could not go wrong with either--
     
  7. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Well-Known Member

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    I use Lucas wheel bearing grease, $5.00 will buy enough to last your shooting career.
     
  8. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Anything that lubricates will work. there is no pressure to speak of and no high heat issues..

    The most important thing is cleanliness....wipe if off every day and reapply.
     
  9. dustinthewind

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    I read on TS someone say SUPER LUBE SYNTHETIC GREASE. I think it is the best I have ever used.
     
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    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Super Lube is clean, has a great temp range. Will not drip into your stock & screw up the wood.


    Also won't stain clothing.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  11. Star4Ever

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    I have been using STP. I put a blob of it into a small glass pot (actually my wife's old eye cream bottle) and wet the tip of my pinky and coat the pin and forearm stock hardware. Works great and does not seem to migrate. Never had a problem with it.

    A large bottle of STP at Autozone or Advanced will last you a lifetime.
     
  12. Unknown1

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    You CAN have a lube that's too viscous (thick and gooey) for the application. I was given a small bottle of stuff called Gator Tears a while back. It reminded me of STP but I tried it anyway. The stuff was so thick that when I used it on the hinge pin and forearm iron of my XT (which moves smooth as glass with Krytox or Super Lube) the barrel wouldn't even droop when I moved the top lever. THAT'S TOO THICK OF A LUBE!

    Now I just use Krytox.

    Keller
     
  13. trim tab

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    I use Clenzoil to clean my gun and use Stos for friction points. Doing this for over 10 years and no galling what so ever.
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    If you want to know if a shooter is using oil just look at their stocks. You'll usually see where it has seeped into the wood and discolored it.

    Use a non staining synthetic grease. Best lubrication and no stains.
     
  15. RWT

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    Barry,

    Thats called patina.
     
  16. coveybuster

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    I use Lucas Oil Synthetic Engine Assembly Lube.

    Looks like green STP, super thick & tacky.

    It's great for choke tubes too.

    4 oz bottle is $4. Will last 5 years
     
  17. dlsawyer

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    I use USGI grease in the 2.5 cc tubs. The little tubs WILL NOT LEAK in your
    take down gun case. The latest stuff is a purple moly disulfide grease. I keep it all in a small square velvet earing box , with some toothpicks and some flannel patches in the box. The box fits in the original square OIL CAN recess of the gun case.
     
  18. morgaj1

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    I use Shooter's Choice All-Weather High-Tech gun grease or Slip 2000 Extreme Weapons Grease. I like the consistency, but more importantly, it comes in a syringe and is easy to apply. The syringe works well on the rails of a semi-auto pistol too.
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    "Ratfish Grease" Sounds funny and a new one on me.
     
  20. TinMan88

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    I use Superlube a lot but lately use Tetra-Gun Teflon Grease. It is a white buttery consistency that is very slippery and stays where you put it.
     
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