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gun oil. using motor oil?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by glock19master, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Cinic

    Cinic Spongy Member

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    I also had thoughts of WalterGA thru my head when I saw the title of this thread...

    Now where's my Soloman Juice?
     
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  2. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Chainsaw bar oil. Thicker than motor oil, cheaper, and stays where you put it when the gun gets hot.
     

  3. spcwes

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    Man I hate to say this but being an active shooter for almost 30 years now this never occured to me...will have to check it out!
     
  4. John Rambo

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    Why bother with Mobil 1 synthetic? Its a gun, not an engine. Just buy some nice thick knockoff dino oil. The crap is designed to lubricate an engine spinning at 6,000RPMs, I assure you even the least effective of it is more than enough to protect your gun.
     
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  5. Tango 1Zero

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    I been using Mobile 1 for years. I was seeing store bough gun oils burning off an AK after running a few hundred rounds out of it and heating it up.
    I used everything CLP Rem oil and oil that came in gun cleaning kits. I started using Mobile 1 it doesnt burn off like the others do.
    Its been over ten years since I bought a quart. I think it was around $4 to $5 then. I use it in all my guns now.
     
  6. RichJ

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    How does it do as far as rust prevention? Anyone lube and wipe their guns w/ Mobil 1 and put them up for a while?
     
  7. John Rambo

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    How many times have you seen a motor's rotating assembly with rust on it, even after 200,000 miles, when pulling the oil pan?

    Your gun is small change compared to what motor oils are designed to handle.
     
  8. Cybercowboy

    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

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    That's funny that the Glock armorer said "No grease on Glocks!" because my dad's brand new G22 was absolutely lubed to the gills with some sort of purplish grease. Even the gun shop owner said he never saw anything like it, and that was right out of the factory sealed box. My G26 had a bit of grease from the factory in the back of the frame where the trigger bar rubs against something or other.

    That said, I use a quality oil, currently using Nano Oil since the dispenser is so nice.
     
  9. Cybercowboy

    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

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    Me too. I use Ballistol to clean/lube the barrel but I use a tiny bit of oil on the lube points. Like one drop total.
     
  10. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    What's wrong with grease?

    When looking at lubrication requirements for various mechanical applications, firearms tic every box for grease, and very few for oil. (other than as an exterior preservative...which isn't a lubrication issue)

    Much ado about nothing. Get the acids off the metal (sweat, powder residue), protect it from moisture, store it where little hands can't get to it and your cat can't pee on it.

    From both a metallurgical and mechanical standpoint, nearly every firearm made is stone-simple. Don't make it more complicated than it needs to be. A $99 Wal-Mart Weed Whacker is a far more complex design and more demanding on its lubricants than any hand gun. Just use some basic machine stewardship and get back to worrying about more important topics, like the tire tread pattern on your lawn tractor.
     
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  11. tarpleyg

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    Do you guys really use that much oil that this is a concern? Gun oil is made for guns and it isn't really that expensive. I have over half a bottle of FP1 I bought a decade ago for maybe $15.
     
  12. svtpwnz

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    I have used Royal Purple for quite a while in my cars and guns. The stuff works great for both.
     
  13. RichJ

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    That rotating assembly is sealed and not exposed to air and humidity.

    Does it prevent rust on a gun or not?
     
  14. cranejc

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    I haven't used it, but why wouldn't it?
     
  15. Mr. Niceguy

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    Change "rotating assembly" to lifters, rockers, intake valves, valve springs, etc. and ask the same question.
     
  16. John Rambo

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    Uh, what?

    You ever broken a motor open after it sat for years with no good oil in it?

    I say broken, because, well....thats about what happens with the bolts at that point. :rofl:


    Yes, it prevents rust on a gun. Very well.
     
  17. RichJ

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    Ok. Thanks. :wavey:
     
  18. RichJ

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    The valve train is housed under the valve cover that has a sealed valve cover gasket. Same with intakes; they have a gasket which makes them a sealed component. Parts that are exposed to air and humidity tend to rust, even with oil on them and I know some gun oils are better at preventing rust than others. So the same question remains.

    Nevermind: answered above.

    would like to see the results of some tests though.
     
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  19. ghr1142

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    I'v been reading alot about useing Mobile 1 senthetic oil on Glocks ! My question is I cant find the Oil "DIP STICK" on any of them !! LOL.
    ghr1142 :dunno:
     
  20. cranejc

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    HO HO! It's funny because guns no have dipsticks!