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What am I doing wrong?
« on: November 24, 2012, 05:11:41 PM »
While applying Slipstream Styx to a freshly cleaned pistol, the applicator tip came out of the bottle. I ended up wearing most of the remaining contents of the bottle. Normally that wouldn't be much of a problem as I usually wear an apron while cleaning weapons, but today my grandson was helping and was wearing my apron.  I estimate that I had about 50% remaining before the contents lubed my shirt and pants. (Which are in the second attempt at removal in the wash at this time.)  Unfortunately for me, this is the second time this has happened. I lost about 30% of a bottle the same way back in February. I've only bought 2 bottles, (well 3, but # 3 hasn't arrived yet.) so this incident happens 100% of the time for me. I must be doing something wrong, but I swear I'm using only enough pressure to apply small drops at a time. Advice? Comments?
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 11:39:03 AM »
Mine is problem free .  .  . :hmm .    However, I have found the following procedure to work well for getting the product where it belongs instead of all over everything else.  It also cuts down on waste as you apply tiny amounts where it actually is need instead of anointing large areas.

Mix thoroughly.  ( shaken or stirred - your choice  ;) )  Remove applicator cap.   Dip tiny paintbrush in Slipstream.  Apply where needed. 

Cap bottle.  Clean brush.   Done.

You can find these brushes at an artist's supply house or hobby store.  They are used for fine detail.  I prefer the ones that are rated for acrylic paint as they seem to hold up better but any good quality brush will do.  Do yourself a favor - don't "cheap out" on the brush.  You will use it over and over again just like any other tool.  I have an assortment of sizes but my total investment is still about in the ballpark with a combo pack of Slipstream.   They work with all the products - oil, grease and STYX.   The longish handles allow great control and the tiny points allow access to tiny spaces.   They are far superior to Q-tips or any other swab type applicator.   

Just my $.02   :cool
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 12:18:18 PM »
I had this happen with a bottle of MPRO-7 Tetra a couple days ago. 
What happens is something clogs the nozzle, you squeeze a little too hard... POP.  To avoid this, shake like crazy to mix... and don't use any pressure... it shouldn't take hardly any at all. 
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Re: What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 04:29:08 PM »
Thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll get to use all of the contents of bottle number 3 when it arrives. Now, any idea what will remove the Slipstream from the pullover I was wearing at the time? I know, I should have been wearing an apron...but my grandson was doing the dirty work.  :doh
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What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 07:49:16 PM »
Nothing gets out slipstream.   It's permanent.   :)
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Re: What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 08:00:38 PM »
I though you had to send it to Joe for that.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 09:03:32 PM »
I've done this before, somehow I managed to catch the edge of the nozzle on a sharp edge on my dad's AK I was slipstreaming, half a bottle into the action area. Good news is it's the slickest AK I've seen now;) Bad news is I shook it up and turned it over a bunch to get it all over inside, then set it on some paper towels to let the excess run out for a few days. However since that gun get's no love or maintenance it's been a good thing overall;)

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Re: What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 09:16:14 PM »
The first occurrence happened in the slide of an new M&P9. It's been flawless.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 09:51:20 PM »
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Re: What am I doing wrong?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 01:37:26 AM »
Mine is problem free .  .  . :hmm .    However, I have found the following procedure to work well for getting the product where it belongs instead of all over everything else.  It also cuts down on waste as you apply tiny amounts where it actually is need instead of anointing large areas.

Mix thoroughly.  ( shaken or stirred - your choice  ;) )  Remove applicator cap.   Dip tiny paintbrush in Slipstream.  Apply where needed. 

Cap bottle.  Clean brush.   Done.

You can find these brushes at an artist's supply house or hobby store.  They are used for fine detail.  I prefer the ones that are rated for acrylic paint as they seem to hold up better but any good quality brush will do.  Do yourself a favor - don't "cheap out" on the brush.  You will use it over and over again just like any other tool.  I have an assortment of sizes but my total investment is still about in the ballpark with a combo pack of Slipstream.   They work with all the products - oil, grease and STYX.   The longish handles allow great control and the tiny points allow access to tiny spaces.   They are far superior to Q-tips or any other swab type applicator.   

Just my $.02   :cool

I use a foam swab, and never clean it. I also never use my supply of oil. I only use the grease. If I need it thinned out, I drop a little M-Pro 7 on top and let the action do the mixing. But since the swab never gets cleaned, I never waste any magic stuff, and since it's foam, it doesn't get all shredded like cotton swabs.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 11:13:54 AM »
If washing hasn't gotten it out, may I suggest a trick I learned after spilling red wine - use the solvent that carries the stuff to remove it from clothing.  In the case of red wine, we've used white wine (or rubbing alcohol and soapy water) to remove the stain.  Maybe a penetrating oil will remove the Slipstream stain.
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 11:15:54 AM »
I'll give that a try. Nothing else has worked.
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 11:16:32 AM »
I'll try the swabs and paint brushes as well. Thanks guys.
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