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which grease where?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by martin22, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. martin22

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    being a machine driver working for a firm that uses a lot of different machines ive got access to a few different types of grease,below are the 4 main types i have access too
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    which grease would you recommend for where in a spring air rifle? the dry moly paste i allready had
    ive got my preferences just want to hear other peoples opinions,the one on the right is hydraulic breaker grease,im sure its some sort of moly but its very thick like tar
     
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    The lith moly is most commonly used,I would give the dry paste a go,aslong as it's spread very evenly and thinly.
     
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    thats what i was thinking,do you think the ep2+moly would be too thin?
     
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    I have no idea,I haven't tried it and I have no idea what EP2 is
     
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    ep2 the 2nd from the right(yellow grease) that grease and the jcb breaker are the 2 i mainly use at work,ep2 for the the moving parts arms ect on the jcb and the breaker grease for the hydraulic pecker
    the lithium ep2 on its own i cant see being any good for air rifles(too thin,no compression value),but the lithium ep2+moly (on the left) is a slightly thinner grease than lithium moly on its own
    the pecker grease is like tar and was thinking maybe ok for mainspring
    only reason im asking is i begrudge paying silly money for tiny pots of "gun grease" when i have access to all these at work
     
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    Matty I have that same halfords grease but I find it too thin, I put it on a spring on a meteor and it appeared to do the job but after a few shots the spring was boinging like a good un ( or maybe a bad un)
    The lt2 moly grease I used to buy from abbey was thicker stuff and didn't have this problem. I just fitted a spring in a Vulcan and didn't use any grease I used heavy tar imported from the states. Venom used to tar their springs also.

    I went down the garage earlier this week to get the halfords grease for metal to metal lube and in this heat it's almost turned to water.
     
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    cheap grease has a tendancy to do that,our management at work changed supplier at one point and the tubes we kept in the back of the crew bus over time leaked like a yellow water fluid out of them,when you took the top off the tube the first inch had gone to a yellow watery mush as if it had sweated (must be the heat in the back of the van as it was summer)
    i find it funny really when for example one machine cost 175k to buy then the managment in there wisdom skimp on cheap grease :confused: needless to say they soon changed back to the original supplier which was a lot better quality,just goes to show though that even if the label says the same the contents arent allways,theres also that many different grades of grease out there for different applications were spoilt for choice,hence my thread :up:
     
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    I was contemplating that stuff but it's only rated to 120 degrees, which isn't anywhere near enough. The higher content moly is rated from -35 to +450 which is a bit more like it. £15 will get you a 100g pot on the bay and that is more than enough to last a long while.
     
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    Doesn't hammer grease have graphite in it?
     
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    120deg is the norm for most automotive moly greases,becareful looking at higher temps as they normally have a high graphite content and for different purposes,one of the best moly grease (imo) we used at work was morris lubricants k48,seamed to last a lot longer where applied than others,realisticly though 120 is more than plenty for any air rifle,its more the quality between brands (and there is a big difference) to find one best suited to air rifle lubrication

    i wouldnt think so,hammer grease has to be resistant to water/dirt and graphite can react to those conditions,graphite is only really used in grease where extreme temperatures are encountered
     
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    The hammer grease we use at work has graphite in it
     
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    youve answered your own question there then :)
     

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