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Old 02-01-2012, 08:47 PM   #21
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There's a warning on the bottle of Mobil 1 that used motor oil has been shown to cause cancer. But, of course, they are talking about it's normal use in a gasoline engine. So I doubt there's anything to worry about. But then I wash my hands thoroughly after shooting, or working on any gun, to reduce the possibility of lead exposure. And to get rid of various foul odors.

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Ok so I got a question to add tho...

I work at a local airport and are friends with a handful of aircraft mechanics.. I can get my hands on so top of the line expensive turbine engine oil for free.

Would this be better to use? From my knowledge is that this oil is much thinner when it's cold but doesn't break down as much at higher temps. Also it has a 450 degree higher flashpoint then most oils, and resists carbon buildup and residues much better too.

BTW... Most of this stuff is over $15 a quart!!!

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Is this stuff better then hoppe's ?
Check out "the plate of truth" video on YouTube. There are alternatives to Hoppes that may be better.
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Ok so I got a question to add tho...

I work at a local airport and are friends with a handful of aircraft mechanics.. I can get my hands on so top of the line expensive turbine engine oil for free.

Would this be better to use? From my knowledge is that this oil is much thinner when it's cold but doesn't break down as much at higher temps. Also it has a 450 degree higher flashpoint then most oils, and resists carbon buildup and residues much better too.

BTW... Most of this stuff is over $15 a quart!!!
That will work good too, if the job of the oil is to work under conditions of scorching heat and friction from thousands of RPMs in a vehicle or aircraft for that matter..it will work in a firearm
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I have been using Mobil One for the last three years. I apply it with a q-tip. Works great with no problems. Really works well for guns that like to be a little wet.

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There's a warning on the bottle of Mobil 1 that used motor oil has been shown to cause cancer. But, of course, they are talking about it's normal use in a gasoline engine. So I doubt there's anything to worry about. But then I wash my hands thoroughly after shooting, or working on any gun, to reduce the possibility of lead exposure. And to get rid of various foul odors.
prolly got to ingest 55 gallons a day for 200 years to develop cancer from it heh
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Its good enuff for my $$$$$ truck-
Its good enuff for my $$ gun

I do use grease on my 1911 slides but thats about the only other thing i use-

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Here’s some more to look at……


http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/any-sample-lube-my-new-sa1911-45933/

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRECISION-FINE-MACHINE-HAND-NEEDLE-OIL-PIN-SYRINGE-LUBE-OILER-OILING-POCKET-TOOL-/280771208074

Get yourself one of these, fill 'er up and oil away. One other trick is to mix the Mobil 1 with Marvel Mystery Oil at a 10:1 ratio.
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An automobile engine will experience a lot more motion, friction, heat, pressure, fouling, etc. than a semi-automatic firearm. Automotive engines today are built with very tight tolerances and the synthetic oils lubricate them very well. I can see where Mobile 1 would suffice quite nicely as a firearm lubricant. Plus, we are not able to clean engines after each use like we do with firearms, but the oil still protects the parts. Of course I would highly recommend cleaning your firearms after each use no matter what lube you use.

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