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salazar44
04-09-2011, 6:04 PM
Hey guys... I just purchased some lucas oil today for automotive use. But then I began thinking how it would hold up as a lube for gun parts? I know some people like to use Mobil 1 or synthetic motor oil. Lucas is a bit thick but if used lightly do you think it would hold up well?

Just a thought... dont rip me for asking!

moosegun
04-09-2011, 6:07 PM
I personally would not take a chance with my guns.. If you're gonna treat your guns that way. then you don't deserve to be daddy to those guns.. give em to me.. I'll take good care of them.

salazar44
04-09-2011, 6:11 PM
I personally would not take a chance with my guns.. If you're gonna treat your guns that way. then you don't deserve to be daddy to those guns.. give em to me.. I'll take good care of them.

Ha! well I just found out that they actually make an oil for firearms. Apparently its been out awhile now.
Lucas Gun Oil (http://www.lucasoil.com/products/display_products.sd?catid=2&iid=27&loc=show)

I read some good reviews on it. Runs about $3 for a 1/2 ounce bottle. I wonder how different it is from the bottle of Lucas Oil Stabilizer I have right now???

salazar44
04-09-2011, 6:19 PM
Here is the comparison I found between the two. Looks like the major difference is the viscosity. I am no expert so If you know something about it I hope you can inform us on the differences.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4900/lucascompare.png

Snapping Twig
04-09-2011, 6:29 PM
I've been using full synthetic motor oil for @ 8 years so far and it's an IMPROVEMENT over traditional gun oils IMO.

I up-end "used" bottles into a collection bottle and you would be shocked at how much oil is left in an empty oil bottle!

Synthetic is A-OK.

Seeker
04-09-2011, 6:53 PM
Hey guys... I just purchased some lucas oil today for automotive use. But then I began thinking how it would hold up as a lube for gun parts? I know some people like to use Mobil 1 or synthetic motor oil. Lucas is a bit thick but if used lightly do you think it would hold up well?

Just a thought... dont rip me for asking!

This gun lube has good reviews:
http://www.uscav.com/productinfo.aspx?productid=9455&tabid=548&catid=1393

Or you can go lubeless with FailZero parts:
http://failzero.com/armory/ar-15.html
;)

Paul_R
04-09-2011, 7:45 PM
Here is the comparison I found between the two. Looks like the major difference is the viscosity. I am no expert so If you know something about it I hope you can inform us on the differences.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4900/lucascompare.png

That's a huge difference in viscosity but I'm not sure it really matters. The stabilizer is up there with heavy gear oil and the gun oil is super light in the solvent range. Both have their uses. I prefer heavier for actual lube of moving parts. Solvent types are great for bore conditioning.

salazar44
04-09-2011, 8:48 PM
So I just dabbed a little on my 92... and damn! that action is so smooth its ridiculous.

AeroEngi
04-09-2011, 9:15 PM
Is it ok to use grease or motor oil on a Remington 700 bolt so it cycles smoother? Not a lot though, just a little bit to smooth things out.

MrPlink
04-10-2011, 12:54 AM
I use mobil on my SCAR, AR, Mosin, and even (if I feel like it) my AK.
No issues.

moosegun
04-10-2011, 1:29 AM
Here is the comparison I found between the two. Looks like the major difference is the viscosity. I am no expert so If you know something about it I hope you can inform us on the differences.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4900/lucascompare.png

I don't claim to be an expert either. I just said I wouldn't take a chance on my guns. I guess time will tell..But, I just remember being told not do this (using motor oil on guns) can't remember the reasoning.

I wonder if there is someone on Calguns who's been using motor oil on their gun for years and if they've seen any difference.

edgerly779
04-10-2011, 4:42 AM
I would not prefer to use any motoroil the viscosity is to high. Lucas gun oil or gunslick works great in all temps. Motor oil left exposed to air leaves a varnish like film. Kroil for internal parts then wipe down works for my ars and semiauto weapons.

Paul_R
04-10-2011, 7:00 AM
Ok here's my reasoning.

Light weight solvent type oils are great for cleaning and rust prevention but they're lousy lubricants.

Would you use Kroil, Lucas gun oil, or any other solvent type oil to lube your car engine or any other piece of machinery? Guns are just that, a piece of machinery.

If you're going to lubricate moving parts you need something with at least some shear strength that's going to stay put & not evaporate in a week.

I use all three, grease, oil, and solvents. Everything in it place.

emptybottle151
04-10-2011, 7:11 AM
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n483/emptybottle151/gun-oil-h2o-lube1.jpg

salazar44
04-10-2011, 9:16 AM
I don't claim to be an expert either. I just said I wouldn't take a chance on my guns. I guess time will tell..But, I just remember being told not do this (using motor oil on guns) can't remember the reasoning.

I wonder if there is someone on Calguns who's been using motor oil on their gun for years and if they've seen any difference.

I switched to mobil 1(synthetic) in 2006 and I havent had any issues. Im pretty sure I will be using this lucas oil on all my sliding mechanisms now.

StraightShooter
04-10-2011, 9:26 AM
Is it ok to use grease or motor oil on a Remington 700 bolt so it cycles smoother? Not a lot though, just a little bit to smooth things out.


Yes, I use a high pressure lithium grease on my bolts. Just a little on the back of the bolt lugs and a very thin layer on the bolt body. Works very well.

missiontrails
04-10-2011, 9:41 AM
Don't screw around, just buy some Slip 2000 EWL and be done with it. BTW, Slip is non-toxic.

Tzvia
04-10-2011, 3:05 PM
The typical light oils just don't stick around, so I tried Moble1, high pressure Lithium, and hi-temp wheel bearing grease. They all work fine when used in the right place, and don't disappear when I blink. No boutique tiny bottles of expensive light oil any more for me. My firearms work and look just fine- from my milsurp stuff (bolt/rollingblock/piston) to my modern ARs, 1911s and PTR. I do use RIG to lube for storage- but only on my BP stuff. About 100 guns; not one issue. The trick is not to slather the stuff around- there are specific lube points. I've seen ARs that seemed to be dipped in oil :rolleyes:, good grief.

Paul_R
04-10-2011, 5:14 PM
The trick is not to slather the stuff around- there are specific lube points. I've seen ARs that seemed to be dipped in oil :rolleyes:, good grief.

Haha ain't that the truth. I actually had a guy tell me that open ended holsters were junk because when his gun dripped oil it messed up his pants! :eek: