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Vaseline for choke tubes?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bjk1972, May 1, 2011.

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  1. bjk1972

    bjk1972 Member

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    Does anybody use vaseline for choke tube grease? Factory gunsmith suggested it.
     
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    Better than nothing but I would think that it has to low of a melting point to stay in place any better than oil.
     
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    28ga backwards makes a great hemi removal tool with neosporin. Jeff
     
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    Too low a melting point.
     
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    Here is the grease that Briley sells in the 1 oz tubes for $10. You can get a 1 lb tub of it for $6 at NAPA.

    Kip
     
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    choke tube removal business must be slow at the factory
     
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    I bought some birchwood casey tube grease and its is gritty to the point that feels like sand is in it. Just looking for suggestions
     
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    +1 for the Super Blue. That's great stuff.
     
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    A product called Door-Ease stainless stick lubricant works very well for lubricating choke tubes. It was made for lubricating automobile door latches and a similar product is made for lubricating wood cutting tools in shops. It has some body to it which helps prevent the choke tube from backing out but allows it to be removed with the wrench. Never had a choke tube seize with Door-Ease on it.
     
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    I saw a Browning repair rep. at Sparts use some grease and gave a little demonstration that was pretty impressive regarding the only grease they use at the factory, common, no big secret, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called. Anybody know or see the same demo.?
     
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    Browning techs at the grand told me to use white lithium...available at Wal-Mart. Regards, Ed
     
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    I like Break Free oil better than grease.....SMOKIT
     
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    Any Lithium complex tube grease meeting GC/LB specification will work and not melt. That is what the Kendall grease is for example. The LB part of the spec means the grease has a 550o drop point which is plenty high to work in our choke tube environment.
     
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    Any Lithium complex tube grease meeting GC/LB specification will work and not melt. That is what the Kendall grease is for example. The LB part of the spec means the grease has a 550o drop point which is plenty high to work in our choke tube environment.
     
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    NeverSeez - Industrial thread lubricant. A little goes a long way.

    DWalsworth
     
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    Just had a monster problem because I left my Midas grade full in too long last yr. Didnt worry about it because i clean the bore frequently. Almost lost the tube, and possibly the barrel. Anti-seize will be on it now all of the time.
     
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    Anything will probably work including thin oil. I use white lithium that I fill a 50cc syringe with, I put a little dab of the stuff on all the contact points in my 682 and on the choke threads when I reinstall them after cleaning. You can get a big 1 lb tube of the stuff at any auto parts shop for about $5 and it will last you a lifetime.
     
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    STP works for me.
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    Star-brite Teflon grease...used it on my boats props...the retainer hardware spins right off and the props fall off the splines after almost two years in salt water...the king of anti seizes...just getting it off your fingers is a super chore..its the same color as vaseline so no stains on your favorite shooting shirts..plus its $7 for an 8oz jar...still working on same jar after 4 yrs
     
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    I've heard of Vaseline used for a lot of things but not choke tube lube.
     
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