anti-seize compound

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by JonM, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    reading through the installation instructions on the rra advanced half quad free float tube it says to use anti-seize compound. why would you use that on an ar15?? coming apart isnt a desired feature in my understandings.
     
  2. moneymaker17

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    unless you want to go spec ops on us, and take in the ocean for super cool operations :rolleyes:
     

  3. JonM

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    lol no im scared of sharks. navy wasnt even a consideration!!
     
  4. Jpyle

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    Coming apart isn't a desired feature but getting it apart at some future point may be. The anti-seize compound will prevent the tube from seizing to the threads but will not prevent a tight, rattle-free fit.
     
  5. JonM

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    Ahhh thats why i know nothing about it. Didnt have ff tubes when i was in the army. Ok guess i hit the hardware store tomorrow.
     
  6. orangello

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    :confused: Anti-sieze like for spark plugs in my car? At least it is available in small packages that aren't expensive.
     
  7. Jpyle

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    Exactly...same principle.
     
  8. Even without free-float tubes, anti-seize is recommended (or is that mandated in the TM?) for installing the barrel nut to the receiver.
     
  9. JonM

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    my tm says to use molybdenum disulfide grease. ive always just used generic gun grease. i used the military stuff in the army it came with the tools heh. i guess i didnt connect the dots with calling it anti-seize compound. until you mentioned looking in the tm at least. ive been doing barrel swaps so long i havent looked in the book in years lol
     
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  10. Jpyle

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    Just avoid anything with graphite as a lubricant. Graphite and aluminum do not go together in a dissimilar metal connection, it may accelerate the galvanic corrosion and seizing that you are trying to prevent.