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Old 02-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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WHat about white lithium grease for the slides? Think it would bind up? Should I just stick to rail grease?
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Here's a good article on lubrication. I experimented with the ATF/STP formulation & it is slick as all get out & stays where you put it, but the way I applied it, was kinda messy & a nuisance to mix it. Heard about Finish Line Dry Lube, a bicycle chain lubricant with Teflon, & opted to use it instead.


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I don't think that the white grease will be able to stand up to the temperature change in a gun, I started to use high temp wheel bearing grease after ruining several dress shirts and slacks with gun oil. It may or may not be better than oil but the grease will stay where you put it and not run when warmed up. With over 1K rounds through my Glock and almost that many through my 1911, I can not see any wear problems or gumming issues at all. Everything runs smooth and cleans up easily, I do clean each gun after every trip to the range. I'm not sure about using ATF as it is a detergent or has detergent properties I should say, it is great for polishing metal, and will run easily.
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I don't think that the white grease will be able to stand up to the temperature change in a gun, I started to use high temp wheel bearing grease after ruining several dress shirts and slacks with gun oil. It may or may not be better than oil but the grease will stay where you put it and not run when warmed up. With over 1K rounds through my Glock and almost that many through my 1911, I can not see any wear problems or gumming issues at all. Everything runs smooth and cleans up easily, I do clean each gun after every trip to the range. I'm not sure about using ATF as it is a detergent or has detergent properties I should say, it is great for polishing metal, and will run easily.
You're using grease on your Glock?!!!
Never heard of anyone doing that before. I'm actually surprised it hasn't gummed up on you. not saying you don't have an idea of what you're doing but Glocks take only a tiny amount of oil.
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I use it & never had a problem - A little goes a long way-
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I like to use it at places like sear to hammer contact.
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I used it on my glock. But just on the slide rail only. No internals. And I tried it on my m9. Again slide rail only. I'll use it till it proves not to be a good thing. See how it holds up After the range.
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So far so good, I use a small plastic hook tool to apply just a small amount to the same spots you are supposed to use oil. It is just a thin coating and I rub down the outside of the barrel with just enough to tell it is there. We are taking a group out to the range in a couple of weeks to get them accustomed to shooting different guns and expect to run 500 rounds thru the Glock so I will check it when I clean it up that evening to see what it looks like.
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So far so good, I use a small plastic hook tool to apply just a small amount to the same spots you are supposed to use oil. It is just a thin coating and I rub down the outside of the barrel with just enough to tell it is there. We are taking a group out to the range in a couple of weeks to get them accustomed to shooting different guns and expect to run 500 rounds thru the Glock so I will check it when I clean it up that evening to see what it looks like.
I'd like to hear the report
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White lithium grease is a good lubricant, for some equipment I guess, but I would never use it on my firearms. It can be very messy. I also think it would attract more dust and other grit than other lubricants. I have a Springfield NM M1A. I was very concerned about what lube to use with it. I did some research and tried different oils and greases. I found a great product that is designed to protect chains and gears under high pressure. It is synthetic aerosol product that comes out as a liquid and quickly turns into a clear grease. I use Q-tips to control the application of it in small places. It sticks to metal surfaces better than anything I have tried so far. I have been using it for a few years and it has worked very well. No, I don't sell the stuff.
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