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Old December 9, 2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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grease or oil

Im thinking of switching from grease to oil because it just seems that rim oil and clp just dont last. would you guys recommend a good grease to use please.
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Old December 9, 2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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Need for info !!

For what application or service? ...

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Old December 9, 2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Im thinking of using it for rails and metal to metal/aluminum contact surfaces.
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Old December 9, 2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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Both: grease should go on parts that slide; oil other areas. Lightly.

All oil will eventually leach out of a firearm. Grease less so, but some things really need oil, not grease.
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Old December 9, 2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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would you guys recommend a good grease to use please.
I use lubriplate. http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleanin...001003_d_10192
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Old December 9, 2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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There's three greases I used in guns: Two of them are Lubriplate: 105 (general white lithium grease), Lubriplate 103-A ("Rifle grease" for Garands, M1-A's, etc) and commercial moly NLGI #2 grease for applications where I'm looking to get the most lubrication from the least grease.
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Old December 9, 2012, 01:49 PM   #7
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Both: grease should go on parts that slide; oil other areas. Lightly.
That statement has always confused me...at the Macro/microscopic level, all friction points seem to be, "slide". That is, metal sliding against metal.
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Old December 9, 2012, 02:03 PM   #8
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For the outside wipe down use a sheep skin that has RIG worked into the wool.

It will leave a very thin film of RIG on the surface of the metal protecting it.
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