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What lube??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by micktheframer, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. micktheframer

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    Hi all
    I am planning to pull the barrel on my rifle through this Saturday using WD 40, once that has been done I won't be using the rifle for a couple of weeks, I've been told it might be an idea to pull it through with some lube after, the question is then what lube do I use???
    Suggestions please...

    Many Thanks

    Mick
     
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    I always use three in one oil, cheap as chips!!!!
    Try not to use WD40 as its a degreaser!!
     
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    a few people have told me not to use wd40 as it brings out rust?
     
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    Does the exact opposite,drives moisture away, WD is OK as a cleaning,degreaser and water displacement but offers no lubricating qualities whatsoever, stick with 3 in 1 or, my favorite is a squirt of LT1 then pull through dry patches until they come out clean and dry.
     
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    thats what i meant;)
     
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    hi mate use napier vp90 gun oil or napier power airgun oil :up:
     
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    Really? It was the nearest thing last week as I was looking for something for my piercing saw and it seemed to work well.
     
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    sorry matty not quite right, although the WD does stand for water displacement it is a blend of lubricants and anti-rust agents
     
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    Correct, WD40 is excellent for cleaning, particularly grease and similar crud. It's very good for lubricating parts which aren't under heavy load, removing finger prints from metal and wood and gets tar off car paintwork.
     
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    Thanks lads for the replies,
    I think I'm going pull through using WD 40 then once the barrel is clean, pull through once with a small amount of 3 in 1 on the tabs of the pull through, then finally a light spray onto a duster with 3 in 1 and wipe the gun all over
    Many Thanks

    Mick.
     
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    hello, WD is a no no on any weapon/ rifle/ whatever, its a rust solvent not a rust inhibiter, try spray some clean piece of metal it will go rusty in time, best thing i do is white spirit to clean leaded rifle barrel until patch clean then some gun oil like napier or parker hale swobbed through. i dont do often as always use pellet lube.
     
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    Proprietary formula but has been said it is mostly fish oil of sorts. It does have lubricating properties but don't go to the bank on them but it is one heck of a cleaner and water displacer.

    I sprayed myself with it once, took a shower and never got wet.:)
     
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    Buy proper gun oil made with characteristics for barrel cleaning, then you can't go wrong, the problem is sorted and it will last you a long time anyway. :D is it worth skimping by using everyday oil, the barrel is a key element of a rifle.


    Thats how I see it anyway :confused:
     
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    It is also said to melt some plastics..don't risk it,just buy a tin of gun oil.
     
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    It's unbelievable how these old wive's tales about WD40 keep going around. If you have a look on their website you will see details of what it contains and fish oil isn't in there. It's designed to displace water from surfaces not to dissolve rust (or bluing) and it will penetrate into tiny gaps to free seized parts.
    The gun cleaning products sold for barrel cleaning are designed for powder burning cartridges and contain chemicals intended to neutralise corrosive elements and to remove copper fouling in the bore which has been deposited at high temperature. They are not intended to remove light lead deposits from air guns. Even a dry patch will remove air gun leading but it is made easier by using a little light oil of some sort, this is followed by dry patches until they come out perfectly clean. If the rifle is not going to be used immediately (and then releaded) it makes sense to pull through a lightly oiled patch but the barrel should be cleaned before use with dry patches.
    These are the instructions for an Air Arms rifle:
    for every circumstance, but every 250 shots is not too often if the desire is to keep the barrel in the best possible condition.
    The correct materials are very important.
    Air arms only uses products made by Napier. Listed below is the Napier product and a more generally available alternative. If possible use napier for the best results.
    CLEANER: ‘NAPIER GUN CLEANER’, ALTERNATIVELY WHITE SPIRIT.
    OIL: ‘NAPIER GUN OIL’, ALTERNATIVELY ‘3 IN 1’ OIL.
    PULL-THROUGH PAD: ‘NAPIER RIFLE CLEAN’, ALTERNATIVELY SOFT COTTON CLOTH.
    PULL-THROUGH LINE: ‘NAPIER PULL THROUGH KIT’ , ALTERNATIVELY 20lb FISHING LINE
    The internet is a tremendous source of information - if used sensibly as there is a huge amount of rubbish also posted on line. A bit of common sense will usually identify sites which are unreliable or biased. If in any doubt follow the advice given by the maker of your gun and you won't go far wrong. Luckily very little is needed to keep an air gun in good order so even if you pay through the nose for something marked as a specialist product for high power air rifles (which may well be re-packaged 3 in 1 with some smell added) you won't be too much out of pocket :D
     
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    hello, well whatever we all think about this WD40 it has its uses but it is not something that i would use on any rifle or shotgun.
     

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