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    Marksman

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    WD 40 Specialist Dry Lube PTFE

    Any body else using WD 40 Dry Lube with PTFE for lube and/or metal protection?
    Years ago I found a review where many common firearms lubricants were applied to raw steel. The plates of steel were then left out in the weather for a test. This stuff faired well.
    I started using it on my firesticks and applying it to engine compartments after pressure washing them.
    Nope, I do not work for WD40. I just like this product and wanted to share.
    I built a metal bracket for my metal gate opener and sprayed it with dry lube. Today I was noticing how well it faired out with my own experiment with weather protection. This is about three months of exposure after being sprayed. I swear I will eventually get around to painting it. I wanted to make sure it was going to perform before finishing it.
    Just a neighborly warning here. If I catch any of you pissing on my bracket to make it rust I will come haunt you.
    Any reason I should be cautious with using it on my firearms?
    I'm a pistol packing vegetarian. I believe in keeping my options open.

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    I would avoid using any lubricant, solvent, or protectant that contains PTFE when it comes to firearms.

    Guns like to be well lubricated and PTFE does not lubricate well in firearms.

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    Donít troll me bro!

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    Marine Tuf Glide by Sentry Solutions has been my go to for about 20 years. I mostly use it for wipe downs on my blued sporting rifles and shotguns that get exposed to the elements during a hunt. Iíve always strived to keep my firearms in like new condition and of all the products Iíve used, this one makes the most difference. Birchwood Casey gun sheath (now known as Barricade) is another product I can swear by to combat moisture and rust where you donít see it.
    That being said, plain old WD40 is great at the job it was intended for, displacing water. I had a small cache of flood guns brought to me from Denham after the big one and my first order of business involved a few cans of WD sprayed into every opening and crevice. Blow the water out as much as possible with compressed air and spray them down with WD40. When I got each gun completely disassembled I found it made all the difference. If Iíd been able to get it in the gallon pour can Iíd just as soon removed the wood and submersed the guns in it.
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    Doesnít play well with TROLLS...

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    LEO

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    No personal experience, but I've heard anecdotal recommendations against WD40 on firearms to avoid it transferring to and penetrating the ammunition, causing problems with propellant and primers.

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    Marksman

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    I have been using WD -40 as a rust preventative for decades, it works, I use CLP or gun grease for lubricating interacting moving parts but not on the whole firearm. How WD 40 could get into ammo other than soaking in it is beyond me.
    Nothing is fool proof for a sufficiently talented fool
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    shootist

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    This stuff is amazing for everything. Best lube I've ever used and I've tried them all.
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    Keep your meathook off the boom button

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    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttanic View Post
    I have been using WD -40 as a rust preventative for decades, it works, I use CLP or gun grease for lubricating interacting moving parts but not on the whole firearm. How WD 40 could get into ammo other than soaking in it is beyond me.
    The standard WD40 is also a penetrant. It will eventually creep into unsealed ammunition.
    I had a 22lr squib in an AR because of WD40. I pulled the remaining rounds from the magazine and after disassembling a few rounds I found the powder wet. No beuno.
    I'm a pistol packing vegetarian. I believe in keeping my options open.

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    Marksman

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddle007 View Post
    The standard WD40 is also a penetrant. It will eventually creep into unsealed ammunition.
    I had a 22lr squib in an AR because of WD40. I pulled the remaining rounds from the magazine and after disassembling a few rounds I found the powder wet. No beuno.
    What did you do spray a loaded mag with WD 40. I can't see how a dried WD 40 film on or in a mag is going to penetrate into a round. Sounds more like bad ammo storage conditions.
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    Marksman

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    If I ran the CMMG upper very wet it cycled different brands of ammo better. I think the contamination happened in a loaded and carelessly stored magazine.
    I'm old and can't remember the exact details.
    I was just happy to catch it before I hammered another round into the squib!
    I'm a pistol packing vegetarian. I believe in keeping my options open.

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    Marksman

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    My Spotify has been advertising some new lubricant that warms up when in use. I’ll have to catch the name next time I hear it and post the particulars. Sounds like something that would work well lubricating barrels and such.
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