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How to lubricate an AR to make it AK reliable!

Discussion in 'AR15 Articles' started by M. Sage, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. BuzzinSATX

    BuzzinSATX Member

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  2. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    It's a bit thin... It's also not good for some types of plastics and rubber. I would only put on the metal bits just to be safe.
     
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  3. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Just the facts Ma'am. TGT Supporter

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    Does not work with o-rings made out of silicone, natural rubber or Butadine. Works with most other normal material o-rings.
     
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  4. Recoil Therapy

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    I don't see why not. Comparing the conditions in which ATF operates, it only makes sense it would be fine for guns. Tightly engineered auto transmissions get very hot, require a high temp lube, and ATF does that job well.
     
  5. kenboyles72

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    I actually had to use ATF the other day. Was down shooting and hadn't cleaned my 22lr drop in kit for the AR, so it wasn't cycling well. Didn't have my cleaning box with me, so I lubed it with ATF and was good to go :D Of course this was just blow back action, no gas or heat, but it did the job.
     
  6. wileycoyote

    wileycoyote Member

    after trying many lubes, i'm now using Mobile 1 20W-50 synthetic motorcycle oil

    my BCGs stay wet for years and high heat doesn't make it evaporate, plus a single bottle lasts many lifetimes
     
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  7. deemus

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    Not the first one I've heard of using the stuff.
     

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