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My experience with Slipstream so far....
« on: November 08, 2009, 12:46:31 AM »
I received my Slipstream kit from Crusader Smithy a couple weeks ago and have tried it on a couple things.

S&W M&P40- The trigger on this gun has a lot of moving parts which of course creates friction and a poor trigger pull.  When I first got it I put a little Super Lube on the contact points, it improved, and have run it that way for about the last 500 rounds. 

While I had it open last week for a little inspection I decided to put some Slipstream Lube (grease) on the trigger group but for some reason it did not want to stick, could be the Teflon in the Super Lube that I had only wiped off.  Rather than try and clean it off, I decided to try some Slipstream Oil instead.  Definitely an improvement and the trigger is smoother than ever.  If the oil stays put then I see no need to try the Lube.

Snap On Folding Knife- My younger son was out shopping with Mom and picked up one of these low grade Chinese made knives at the store.  He showed it to me when he came home and I couldn't believe how stiff it was.  It really disappointed me that Snap On would put their name on this.  An idea popped in my head to give Slipstream Oil a try.  We saw an instant improvement which keeps on getting better and leads me to the next item...

Benchmade Mini-Griptillian- This has been my daily carry for over five years.  If any of you carry a folding knife you know how much pocket lint collects on these things, adding oil only makes it worse.  After seeing the effect that Slipstream Oil had on my son's knife, I decided to try some on mine.  This knife is pretty well built and is smooth but the Slipstream Oil made a huge difference.  The knife now feels like it is running on ball bearings made of glass.  Typically when I lube this knife it feels great for a couple days and then the lint soaks the oil right out of it.  I have not seen any indication that this is happening.  Everytime I open it I am amazed at how well it feels.  You guys really need to market this to the knife people out there.

Kimber 1911 conversion kit- This kit is a lot of fun and accurate but is finicky about the ammo that it is fed.  It likes its loads a little more towards the spicy side.  I pulled it out to head to the range last week and before I put it on the Kimber frame, a few drops of Slipstream Oil were added to the rails and contact points.  At first it did not feel like much of a difference when running the gun by hand.  George said that sometimes it takes a little bit for the stuff to "soak in" and he was right.  When I got to the range and loaded a mag I could start to feel a difference.  I ran 6 or 7 mags of bulk Remington through the gun with zero hiccups.  It normally likes this load but you could tell that the slide velocity was much faster.  Next I am going to try the Federal bulk which it typically chokes on.

I find the Lube (grease) to be a bit thick but I have some areas I want to try it.  So far everything I have tried the Oil on has worked better than expected.  The two biggest things were the Kimber kit and the Benchmade.  Definitely a big difference.  Oh, I almost forgot, that logo is pretty nice too.  ;D


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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 01:09:10 AM »
    I'm really glad you had such good luck with it. I'm happy you like it. That logo is pretty sweet isn't it.

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 01:23:14 AM »
    That's some good results right there.

     :clap

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    « Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 12:04:32 PM »
    I am so getting some of this next week. I have to try it on my M14.
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 12:08:19 PM »
    I am so getting some of this next week. I have to try it on my M14.

    Your M14 will LOVE it.

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 12:19:52 PM »
    I am really looking forward to the demonstrations at the show. I always enjoy a good "how to".
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #6 on: November 08, 2009, 12:20:47 PM »
    BILLY MAYS HERE FOR SLIPSTREAM!!!!!
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #7 on: November 08, 2009, 12:27:20 PM »
    BILLY MAYS HERE FOR SLIPSTREAM!!!!!

    How about trying it on a wheellock? That would make for a fun infomercial.
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #8 on: November 08, 2009, 12:31:04 PM »
    I've tried it on Wheel Guns, does that qualify?  But yes, this would work on a Wheel Lock just fine.  This stuff works best when you have two parts that are moving against eachother.  You know - where you have Friction.  You put slipstream in there - you reduce the friction as much as we can with currently known science.
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009, 12:45:13 PM »
    So you're saying it wouldn't be of much benefit to matchlocks that have no moving parts?  :hmm  :neener

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #10 on: November 08, 2009, 01:12:33 PM »
    You put slipstream in there - you reduce the friction as much as we can with currently known science.

    Might wanna restate that. Slipstream doesn't reduce friction as much as can be done with currently known science.
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #11 on: November 08, 2009, 01:17:50 PM »
    Okay, your right... we are not using Super Conductors.


    Yet.


    Hey Joe - a rifle that uses a Super Conducting BOLT.   We'll work on that later.
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    « Reply #12 on: November 08, 2009, 01:33:44 PM »
    Okay, your right... we are not using Super Conductors.


    Yet.


    Hey Joe - a rifle that uses a Super Conducting BOLT.   We'll work on that later.

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #13 on: November 08, 2009, 01:51:26 PM »
    Just ordered an oil and grease Slipstream kit a few minutes ago--I won't get to use it until the week of Thanksgiving, but it should be waiting on me to get back.  ;D
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #14 on: November 08, 2009, 02:36:59 PM »
    Just ordered an oil and grease Slipstream kit a few minutes ago--I won't get to use it until the week of Thanksgiving, but it should be waiting on me to get back.  ;D

    Well thanks for your order. I'll have it processed today and shipped tomorrow.

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #15 on: November 11, 2009, 02:38:49 PM »
    One tip for mixing the oil: Drop a couple BB's in the bottle and shake.
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    « Reply #16 on: November 11, 2009, 03:55:27 PM »
    One tip for mixing the oil: Drop a couple BB's in the bottle and shake.

    I'm actually adding a couple steel shot to each bottle now. Just picked them up infact. Thanks.

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    « Reply #17 on: November 11, 2009, 07:23:03 PM »
    Nice!
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    « Reply #18 on: November 14, 2009, 04:41:45 PM »
    One tip for mixing the oil: Drop a couple BB's in the bottle and shake.

    I've been using the oil without mixing. I guess its pretty good stuff even if all the PFM components are settled. I'll have to shake it up next time I use it. Of course, I got one of the early runs which is in the little circular containers...IIRC, there's a new kit coming to me for that logo contest, which I assume will be in the new packaging. I'm away on business, so it'll probably be waiting for me when I get back. I'll toss some BB's in the bottle.
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    « Reply #19 on: November 14, 2009, 09:10:25 PM »
    Should have been there a while ago, bro. I sent yours out right after the announcement.

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #20 on: November 25, 2009, 01:18:04 AM »
    Finally got a chance to apply Slipstream to a few weapons today.

     :woohoo EPIC WIN

    I applied a total of six tiny drops to my Glock 26 and worked the action and dry-fired it for about 2 minutes; set the pistol down and got my dad.
    "Hey, Dad; do me a favor and go pop a snap-cap in my 9mm and fire it a few times.  I got a new lube and I want to see if you can notice any difference."  I had to do it that way since I haven't fired ANY of my weapons since April of this year, yet he has fired them all, a lot.
    He did as requested.  He then said, "What the :cuss did you lube that thing with--some kind of teflon spray?"
    I replied, "Nope, Ogre's and GunDoc's concoction called Slipstream."
    "I'm going to put some of that in the Mini-14..."  As he swipes the bottle and walks off with it.

     :facepalm  I'm thinking that I have to buy another kit because I'll never get my first one back from my dad--yeah, I made the mistake of putting it in my safe, which is over at his place.

    I Slipstreamed my other pistols, when I distracted Dad with some drag races saved in the DVR, as well as my brother-in-law's Daewoo tri-action-thingy.

    Methinks I need to stock up a spare bottle or two: it's not a matter of IF, but of WHEN, mine are going to grow legs and disappear in someone else's range bag.

    Great job!
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #21 on: November 25, 2009, 02:36:14 PM »
    Thanks man.

    Oh and don't worry there's more SlipStream where that came from.  :neener

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    « Reply #22 on: November 25, 2009, 06:12:53 PM »
    Use a bunch... we'll make more!
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #23 on: November 25, 2009, 10:04:44 PM »
    Impresive. I might have to try some.

    It strikes me as kind of expensive. Will SlipStream replace whatever I'm using now? Has any testing been done on protection?

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    Aw Hell, I'll just order some.

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #24 on: November 25, 2009, 10:56:31 PM »
    Impresive. I might have to try some.

    It strikes me as kind of expensive. Will SlipStream replace whatever I'm using now? Has any testing been done on protection?

    -S

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    Aw Hell, I'll just order some.

    Yes it will replace what you use now. Protection is as good as anything else on the market.

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