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[edit]Hi all,

virtual-rjhauser has deemed this thread and the questions I asked in it stupid and useless. Please delete the entire thread as I don't want to wasted anyone's time.

I apologize too all of you who wasted your time posting here. Apparently, some of you found the questions relevant enough to post answers. Now you probably feel dumb. I'm sorry about that. I never should have started this post asking questions about things that I didn't know how to do.

I'm not sure what to use this forum for now since I get told that I can't post questions, comments and answers.

Maybe I'll just sit back quietly and just read the posts and threads instead of participating.[/edit]
 

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Re: Oil all metal gun surfaces to prevent rust?

rcmodel said:
I use several coats of Johnson's Paste Floor Wax on handguns for rust protection.
Although car wax would probably also work, I haven't tried it.

I do know for a fact that any really good Carnuba based floor wax will fill the pores in the metal and ward off rust for a very long time. Unlike any other gun oils or greases, once applied, it won't rub off on clothes or holsters.

I haven't even wiped down my blued P3AT with oil in months, and despite it getting sweaty every day, I have not had a trace of a rust problem. I just wipe the sweat off on my sticky shirt and lay the gun on top of my gun cabinet when I come inside.

I first learned of this trick back when dirt was invented.
We used Johnson's Paste Floor wax on the surface ground cast iron work tables on paper cutter machines where I used to work to prevent them from rusting over the weekend. I also started using it on my cast iron table saw, and band & jig saw tables to prevent rust.



I tried it on handguns and hunting long-guns after that, and have been using it for about 40 years now with no rust problems on any of them, saws or guns.

PS: Some people just have toxic sweat that can rust the chrome off a trailer hitch ball.

rcmodel
This is by far the best idea I've ever tried. It works for months, won't attract lint or dust and it's cheap for a lifetime supply.

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Re: Oil on the guide-rod spring?

I do the same thing, just a very light film of oil on the rod. Not sure if it's a must but I don't see how it could hurt.

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Re: Grease? Hmm...

Pretty much any quality grease will work. I know people here use everything from wheel bearing grease to high end gun grease. Militec1 is my brand of choice. It's a pretty common subject a few searches will give you more info then you need.

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hows that
 

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I prefer GunSlik (sp) graphite lube instead of grease on my guns. YMMV but it just works well, doesn't cost much, and lasts a long time.
 

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Hi,

I use a small amount of RIG gun grease to lube high wear spots on my Kel-Tec pistols, and Break Free or Ballistol as a general lube. The Ballistol has the advantage that it will remove residual salts left by your hand that promote corrosion. I do put a small amoun't of lube on the recoil spring guide to prevent rust. Wiping the metal parts with a small amount of lube is OK especially on a blued finish pistol.

Best Regards: :)
 

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I generally use Hoppes 9 gun grease and RemOil. I put a thin sheen of grease on the recoil springs and guide rod - I figure oil will just 'sling' off after one or two cycles. Have to be careful to keep it very thin, though - don't want the grease gunking things up. I also rub a thin coat of grease onto the exterior of the slide then lightly wipe it off to make sure there is no excess.

When I sent my Gen 1 P3AT home to the factory and it returned to me as a Gen 2 built on my Gen 1 frame, there was a paper with it that listed all the work they had done. Also on that piece of paper was a statement to the effect that Kel Tec recommends using a silicone-based gun lubricant on their firearms. Unfortunately, I have yet to find such a product in any store. When I look it up online, there are one or two listings for silicone based gun oils but the vast majority of hits are for 'personal lubricants'.
 

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DIAMOND said:
1. Grease:...what kind

2. Oil on the guide-rod spring?

3. Oil all metal gun surfaces to prevent rust?
1. Tetra is good, so are a lot of others.

2. Not important, doesn't hurt

3. That is rust prevention, not lubrication.

It is just a guide to get you started, it is OK to develop your own preferences.
Clean and re-lube often.

GL
 

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To tell the truth any type oil or grease will work just fine. Both are not to be left on forever. In my case and I'm sure it's with everyone else it all gets wiped off during cleaning and put right back on.So grease and oil what kind is left up to you.
 

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I use Slipstream weapons lubricant and Slipstream Grease... the guy used to sell this as Zombie Juice or something like that. The products were originally developed by NASA as a dry lube... then a smart entrepreneur suspended it in a oil/grease form for use with firearms... If its good enough for NASA its just barely good enough for my firearms. LOL

I also use CLP break free and Bore Butter Grease.
 

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DIAMOND said:
[edit]Hi all,

virtual-rjhauser has deemed this thread and the questions I asked in it stupid and useless.  Please delete the entire thread as I don't want to wasted anyone's time.

I apologize too all of you who wasted your time posting here.  Apparently, some of you found the questions relevant enough to post answers.  Now you probably feel dumb.  I'm sorry about that.  I never should have started this post asking questions about things that I didn't know how to do.

I'm not sure what to use this forum for now since I get told that I can't post questions, comments and answers.

Maybe I'll just sit back quietly and just read the posts and threads instead of participating.[/edit]
 
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