Lubing my new AR.

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by cpttango30, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I have my bottle of Mobil 1 full syn 0w40 and my Wislon combat molly grease.

    My grease has a built in applicator tip. My oil doesn't. How do you guys apply the oil. I was thinking one of them worm floaters bottle's but couldn't find any around me.

    So What do you guys use to apply oil?

    I can get 5 and 10cc syringes if need be.

    I was thinking of these.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-12-each-322...aultDomain_0?hash=item2a02ea8be8#ht_500wt_956

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Micro-Tip-Appli...ltDomain_0?hash=item3a54e58823#ht_2629wt_1165
     
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  2. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    I actually bought a clear bottle of Elmer's Glue (the water-based kind) for about a dollar, emptied it out, washed it out thoroughly with hot water and soap, dried it with a hot air blower, and then filled it from my Mobile One quart. I know it sounds really low-life, but the orange screw top works great and doesn't leak. You can open it up gradually to get just a drop out of it--I use it on the slides/rails of my pistols also and it seems to work great.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Thanks Missileman. That is what I am looking for.
     
  4. TheOldMan

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    Never thought to use Mobile One as a gun lubricant.... Dang, makes me wonder what else I don't know..
     
  5. Missileman

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    I'd post a picture of my Elmer's Mobile One, but the Polaroid picture I took won't fit in the slot on my computer--maybe I need an equipment upgrade!
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I use grease or high movement parts like my bolt and carrier they get grease. The trigger gets oil.
     
  7. NGIB

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    I've been using Mobil One on all my guns for a long time. A quart lasts forever...
     
  8. Highpower

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    I like these. Note the price is for a 3 pack. One for the bench, one for the range bag, one for......

    {link}http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1200/Product/NEEDLE_OILER_BOTTLES{/link}
     
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  9. Missileman

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  10. stone2

    stone2 New Member

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    ARE you talking about car oil
     
  11. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Nope gun oil,, the automotive industry stole the formula and now use it for cars.
     
  12. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Spoken for truth...guns been around lot longer than cars.
     
  13. canebrake

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    Yes!

    I'm as old-school as anyone here and if Rem-Oil isn't on my bench I need to find a 24hr sporting goods store.

    With that said, Mobil 1.

    Do you guys think the gun industry worked/spent as much time/$ finding a lube for a hot, carbon-deposited environment than the auto guys do for a number of reasons?

    Here's what you do, get a bunch of those 1/2 oz needle bottles. Buy a quart of Mobil 1 and fill the bottles. Now hand them out to your shooting buddies and tell them to try out this new M4 lube.

    I'll bet everyone will be back asking where they can buy this stuff! And the ones that don't come back don't shoot enough to see how well this stuff works.

    Tell them you're the distributor and can get it cheap if they want it without labels.

    Sell it at the same price they spend on their current lube. You will make money hand over fist on that deal!

    Think about that! We buy a little 1oz bottle of Rem-Oil for $2+

    Remington Rem Oil Gun Oil 1 oz Liquid - MidwayUSA - $2.09

    $2 oz X 32 ozs = $64 qt (What's a qt of Mobile 1 go for?)

    Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30 (1-Quart) - $6.29

    Or just tell them about it like we told you. [​IMG]

    Another auto oil, gun lube application:

    Royal Purple Gun Oil
     
  14. Missileman

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    Cane just ruined my retirement plan, now everyone will be selling Mobile One for $2 an ounce! I use SAE 0-20, but I'm not sure I could tell the difference if I tried. I belong to an H&K forum that is sponsered by the company--there was a post from a guy talking about the idiots that use motor oil on their guns and how stupid they are. I tried to post a response and say that I, in addition to some very accomplished shooting friends, have used it for a long time with superb results, but H&K wouldn't post it. They must sell their own gun oil for $4 an ounce...
     
  15. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Did you PM him?
     
  16. canebrake

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    Let me tell you a little "insider secret" about engine oil viscosity ratings.

    Most of my boating friends tell me that they buy only straight weight oil (30 or 40) for their boat engines.

    I tried to explain that the rating is only a guideline for the manufactures labeling. What is the one thing that makes mass production cost effective? A single or few part numbers produced, right?

    When the oil company sells its motor oil and a request comes in for 10,000 gallons of straight 40 weight labeled quarts they go to the million gallon tank of 10W40 and draw off the 10K gallons for the customer.

    As long as the oil in the 40W labeled container has oil of 40W viscosity it's legal to sell it as 40W. (Even if it's multi-weight)

    So the next time you buy engine oil, find the cheapest that has the weight rating you are looking for.

    Missileman, for your purchase of SAE 0W20, you are probably buying an actual 0W40 oil labeled 0W20.
     
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  17. Dzscubie

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    That’s Bull Pucky!! I say Missileman post the H&K web site and we all go over there and pull a Pirate Raid and flood them with post about Mobil One oil…

    ARRRRRRGGGGGGG,,, Who’s with me….
     
  18. Missileman

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    Nope, guess I should. I've only posted a couple times, and they always hold posts for review before putting them on the site, so I was just waiting for it to clear, but it never did. I may be jumping to conclusions that they won't post it--it could be lost in cyber space, I suppose--but other posts I've submitted since then (different topics) have been posted...
     
  19. Missileman

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    You're probably right, especially with synthetic oils--I believe I read where Mobile only put out viscosity ratings on their synthetics because consumers won't buy the oil unless it says exactly what their service manual calls for.
     
  20. TheOldMan

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    I would pm the fella and see where that takes you. If you get a nasty back then it most likely means that H&K agrees with this fella's post and would not accept your views. Personally, I'm open to most anything coming from folks that know more than me but then again, I also use WD-40. I use it for curing the blueing finishes that I do.