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Advice Best Gun Lubricant

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Bunyip, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Bunyip

    Bunyip Engaging Member

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    Hi lads n lasses,what lubrication does everyone use,I've heard ballistol is good stuff? The guns are brand new and I want to keep on top of them would it be a good idea to take the stocks off and lubricate everything from scratch?
    Thanks in advance

    Lee
     
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  2. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Oil is only for the outside, silicone products for PCP seals and molybdenum grease is most popular for metal to metal protection.
     
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  3. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    Brunox.
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  4. Bunyip

    Bunyip Engaging Member

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    Thanks lads, want to make sure I get the right decent stuff that doesn't eat seals etc.:)
     
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    garryt Posting Addict

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    Ignore Bill,

    He just sniffs the stuff to get high........;)......:D
    Ballistol is the way to go........:thumb:
     
  6. mx5er

    mx5er Busy Member

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    Ballistol as an all rounder. it isn't the "perfect" oil/lubricant for a particular application.... but it does a pretty decent job of just about anything/part of your gun :thumb:
     
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  7. mx5er

    mx5er Busy Member

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    Is lithium grease good for anything?

    I have some 'bike grease' i bought from halfords a while ago.... I'll have a read to see what it consists of??
     
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  8. Bunyip

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    I use a ton of that in my job also copaslip etc,but not sure how compatible they are with guns.
     
  9. mx5er

    mx5er Busy Member

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    Yeah i am sure i have some 'CV joint' grease in my shed that says moly-lithium
     
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  10. mx5er

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    turns out the bike grease is teflon grease.

    sorry for hijacking this thread into "my grease collection" :facepalm:
     
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  11. Bunyip

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    No worries mate,its still lubrication. :D:D
     
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  12. mx5er

    mx5er Busy Member

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    :D:thumb:

    So.... can somebody point us to a URL for a good all round metal to metal grease we should be buying? for bolts, springs etc
     
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    wezil Engaging Member

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    Typing moly grease into ebay should give you a wide choice, and a little goes a long way so a small tub should be enough.
     
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  14. mx5er

    mx5er Busy Member

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    Brill, loads of black moly.. and it's cheap :)
     
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    wezil Engaging Member

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    Silicone grease for the seals is cheap on the bay as well.
     
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    wezil Engaging Member

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    Teflon grease is actually slippier than moly and dearer, ideal on both springs and seals.
     
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  17. Brandon James

    Brandon James Brano

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    Ballistol is great stuff for the metal work / finish. It smells delicious too :D
     
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  18. mx5er

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    Ballistol sniffer!

    I know what you mean though lol :thumb:
     
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  19. mx5er

    mx5er Busy Member

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    I've got loads of "posh" teflon grease for my bikes :)
     
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  20. jaisalmere

    jaisalmere Addicted to placebos

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    I use Balistol for general metal cleaning,wiping down after use, for the wood as well and Tinbums bum slide for internals, give @Tinbum a pm, a small pot (less than half an egg cup) will last years, good stuff
     
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