Actually, lighter fluid used to be the recommended lubricant, high VOC with light oil residue. But today there are many, many good quality lubricants that will work without gumming.
And as far as the trigger on a 99, if you have to ask how, don't do it. It is not overly complex, but then neither was the detonator on the first atomic bomb.
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?