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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
 

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

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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.
 

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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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