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Old 06-21-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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Question Lithium grease and automatic transmission fluid as gun lube

Any harm in it?
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:36 AM   #2
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Ed's Red contains similar ingredients like ATF, lanolin, acetone, solvent, and kerosene.

I use wheel bearing grease to cover the surfaces of gun components under stocks on firearms largely kept in storage and rarely if ever fired. I prefer cosmoline though.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:49 AM   #3
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I use some marvels mystery oil for bore cleaner and final wipe coating. smells good too
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Some of that stuff may contain some sort of "detergents" to keep engines clean of carbon and I don't think I would trust it on a thousand dollar gun. I'm no chemist but I like to use things that were designed with a specific purpose in mind and hate to experiment on expensive items.
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Some of that stuff may contain some sort of "detergents" to keep engines clean of carbon and I don't think I would trust it on a thousand dollar gun. I'm no chemist but I like to use things that were designed with a specific purpose in mind and hate to experiment on expensive items.
I've tried 99% of the home did concoctions and about 99% of them didn't do all the fantastic crap that was so heavily touted on the internet. Went back to tried and true commercial cleaners and lubricant/protectants and been happy since.

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Old 06-21-2016, 12:16 PM   #6
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My "arsenal" of lubricants and cleaners:

Hoppe's #9 (makes good cologne, too)

Tetra grease on semi-auto pistols

Militec oil and grease on AR's - grease on M-14, since I ran out of surplus Lubriplate pots.

Silver Bullet gun oil - made with 13% hog fat - also used on AR's and FAL.

I know some folks who swear by Mobil 1, and won't use anything else.
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Thanks, I was wondering about detergents' effects on gun metal as opposed to car metal. Probably best to leave the car products in the garage.

I do use clear ammonia for the bore, chamber and bolt face on anything that gets corrosive ammo before the Hoppe's #9.
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Thanks, I was wondering about detergents' effects on gun metal as opposed to car metal. Probably best to leave the car products in the garage.

I do use clear ammonia for the bore, chamber and bolt face on anything that gets corrosive ammo before the Hoppe's #9.
Why? I mainly shoot corrosive primed ammunition and just use either plain hot water then Hoppes No.9 or just Hoppes No.9 and never ever have a problem. Straight ammonia can do more damage than good.

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My "arsenal" of lubricants and cleaners:

Hoppe's #9 (makes good cologne, too)

Tetra grease on semi-auto pistols

Militec oil and grease on AR's - grease on M-14, since I ran out of surplus Lubriplate pots.

Silver Bullet gun oil - made with 13% hog fat - also used on AR's and FAL.

I know some folks who swear by Mobil 1, and won't use anything else.
Chicks here in the swamp super dig Hoppe's #9 guys here use it as a cologne when going out. Sometimes that is all yah can smell in the local pubs.
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I use Mil-Comm TW-25B synthetic lube on all internals of my "active" shooters. It was the recommended lube by TNW for their semiauto MG34's. Super slick and a little dab goes a long way. Good thing because it's very expensive.
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I think I'd use mineral spirits(mostly hydrocarbons) before ammonia (NH3)....meaning 3 atoms of Hydrogen and one Nitrogen....I'll leave that for fertilizers.
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Didn't know that about ammonia. Guess I'll switch to mineral spirits or hot water. Used to use boiled water to remove cosmoline from metal parts. Been a while since I could buy new, preservation is the focus now until the jihad comes to town.
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Didn't know that about ammonia. Guess I'll switch to mineral spirits or hot water. Used to use boiled water to remove cosmoline from metal parts. Been a while since I could buy new, preservation is the focus now until the jihad comes to town.
A lot of guys use Windex, too. The ammonia is not quite as concentrated.
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still using ballistol.
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Break-Free CLP, and Ballistol inside the gun. Flitz Metal Polish for the bores. FrogLube CLP on the outside of the gun.
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