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Silicone Spray as Lubricant

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pedagogue, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. pedagogue

    pedagogue Member

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    I have read all the posts over the years about lube but have never seen anything about using silicone spray as a lube. A friend said it is fine. I have my doubts. I still use STOS or Super Lube. What do the experts say. jack
     
  2. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    I do not like silicon lube on metal. Other products work better. For plastics and composites, silicon is fine.
     
  3. Star4Ever

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    Silicone and silicone bases greases are often used in applications where metal and rubber or plastic components are in contact. The silicone will not attack O rings and cause premature failure.

    Silicone can migrate and is tenacious in it grip on metal.

    I do not know how silicone reacts with wood stocks.. or the stock coating / finish. Does it enter the pores of the wood in the wood to metal contact areas? Is any harm done by the silicone?

    I generally do not use silicone products on my long guns or pistols.
     
  4. emmylou1

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    I use it on the clothes dryer belt and the treadmill belt and sometimes on the ATV plastic.
     
  5. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    I think of silicon as a protectant on metal but not as a lubricant. For rubber and plastic, glass, silicon can work as both. If you want a spray-on lubricant, get something with Teflon in it. Slick 50 One Lube, $3.99 for a 12 oz. can at Menards (sometimes the have it on sale for $2.99). Does a heck of a job on about anything, just keep if off of Momma's linoleum, unless you like skating. ;-)

    Bob Falfa
     
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