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Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
« Reply #125 on: February 04, 2012, 12:11:19 am »
Slipstream... Use it wisely.
Yeah, my truck still has self locking doors.   
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #126 on: February 04, 2012, 12:34:10 am »
    Slipstream... Use it wisely.
    Yeah, my truck still has self locking doors.   


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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #127 on: February 05, 2012, 10:24:59 pm »
    I manage a motel and have been using Slipstream at work. It works so well that my boss has said that the motel is buying my next bottle. I have been using it on the door bolts and hinges. They close a lot easier now. The washer and dryer no longer squeak. I've even gotten a couple of fart fans to work after dosing them with Slipstream. Oh and all of my guns seem a whole lot slicker (my gunsmith accused me of having an action job done on my P3-AT). I am sold on it. I recommend it to anyone who will listen.
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #128 on: February 05, 2012, 10:30:49 pm »
    I manage a motel and have been using Slipstream at work. It works so well that my boss has said that the motel is buying my next bottle. I have been using it on the door bolts and hinges. They close a lot easier now. The washer and dryer no longer squeak. I've even gotten a couple of fart fans to work after dosing them with Slipstream. Oh and all of my guns seem a whole lot slicker (my gunsmith accused me of having an action job done on my P3-AT). I am sold on it. I recommend it to anyone who will listen.
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #129 on: February 06, 2012, 01:48:41 pm »
    I manage a motel and have been using Slipstream at work. It works so well that my boss has said that the motel is buying my next bottle. I have been using it on the door bolts and hinges. They close a lot easier now. The washer and dryer no longer squeak. I've even gotten a couple of fart fans to work after dosing them with Slipstream. Oh and all of my guns seem a whole lot slicker (my gunsmith accused me of having an action job done on my P3-AT). I am sold on it. I recommend it to anyone who will listen.

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #130 on: February 06, 2012, 01:51:46 pm »
    "Slipstream, it'll even help your job."
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    « Reply #131 on: February 06, 2012, 09:26:43 pm »
    "Slipstream, it'll even help your job."
    That's what she said.    :P
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #132 on: February 13, 2012, 09:56:07 pm »
    I used it on my Dillon 650. When I did the last caliber conversion, I lubed everything that moved unless it touched the components. I discovered that Slipstream should come in grease gun cartridges, since the Dillon machines have zerks on the main friction points. And of couse we use grease guns for other things where Slipstream would shine.
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #133 on: February 16, 2012, 03:33:37 pm »
    That's an idea...
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    « Reply #134 on: February 19, 2012, 03:18:26 pm »
    I haven't carried my CRKT Viele "Wasp" in a while. Action was sticky. Hard to snap open. Two drops. Now it opens like absolutely lightning. Even when it was brand new it didn't open that fast.

    I am in love with this stuff!
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #135 on: February 19, 2012, 03:28:17 pm »
    Just greased my creaky Anderson sliding door lock, now it all but falls open on its own.
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #136 on: February 20, 2012, 03:40:54 am »
    Just greased my creaky Anderson sliding door lock, now it all but falls open on its own.

    It has that effect on doors....

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #137 on: February 22, 2012, 10:23:23 pm »
    Last night I was going over the finer points of handgun lubrication and my friend interrupted me with, "What the hell is Slipstream and why do you keep saying that." Realized I wasn't saying "lube" or "oil", I kept saying "Slipstream" and using it as both a noun and verb. So its actually replaced "lube" in my vocabulary.
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    « Reply #138 on: February 22, 2012, 10:36:44 pm »
    That's funny right there!  LOL!
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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #139 on: February 22, 2012, 10:53:33 pm »
    It's replaced words for us all.

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    Re: My experience with Slipstream so far....
    « Reply #140 on: February 22, 2012, 11:00:21 pm »
    I lubed my own carry guns and it worked superbly

    then my wife brought home her duty weapon after her last qualification and I felt good enough about Slipstream to lube her gun with it
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    « Reply #141 on: February 22, 2012, 11:44:44 pm »
    I lubed my own carry guns and it worked superbly

    then my wife brought home her duty weapon after her last qualification and I felt good enough about Slipstream to lube her gun with it
    That's a trust we take seriously to heart.  Thanks.
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    « Reply #142 on: February 23, 2012, 02:21:07 pm »
    That's a trust we take seriously to heart.  Thanks.

    Absolutely, and we will continue to bust our tails to keep that trust.

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    « Reply #143 on: May 19, 2012, 06:42:23 pm »
    I just completed the 2,000 round challenge that is ongoing at pistol-forum.com using SlipStream oil.  The gun is a Springfield Armory Loaded Target 1911 chambered in 9mm.  Before starting the test I cleaned the gun and lubed it with Slipstream.  No additional cleaning or lube was done throughout the test.

    0 Malfunctions
    0 Stoppages
    0 Breakages

    SlipStream definitely did its job.  Now to clean the poor thing...
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    « Reply #144 on: May 19, 2012, 08:15:49 pm »
    I just completed the 2,000 round challenge that is ongoing at pistol-forum.com using SlipStream oil.  The gun is a Springfield Armory Loaded Target 1911 chambered in 9mm.  Before starting the test I cleaned the gun and lubed it with Slipstream.  No additional cleaning or lube was done throughout the test.

    0 Malfunctions
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    0 Breakages

    SlipStream definitely did its job.  Now to clean the poor thing...

    Keep running till it stops!

    That's how I use Slipstream, anyway. It allows me to clean guns when they quit working.
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    « Reply #145 on: May 19, 2012, 09:56:51 pm »
    Keep running till it stops!

    That's how I use Slipstream, anyway. It allows me to clean guns when they quit working.

    Yeah but heck, this many rounds through a 1911 without cleaning/lube is pretty remarkable anyway.  I'm feeling like I want to clean it now -- it has done its part.
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    « Reply #146 on: May 19, 2012, 10:20:02 pm »
    I've taken my 2011 far past 2,000 rounds, though I did add a few drops of oil here and there. It's not hurting anything.
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    « Reply #147 on: May 20, 2012, 02:42:54 pm »
    Go ahead and clean it... inspect all the small parts.  Look for signs of excessive wear.  See how well Slipstream protected the gun. 
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    « Reply #148 on: May 20, 2012, 07:08:28 pm »
    Not up to 2,000 rounds (yet), but I put Slipstream lube on my Kimber Classic Custom that I've been using for 3gun.  Actually, I accidentally overdid it.

    I locked the slide back, intending to just run a few drops down each of the inside rails and work them in by racking the slide several times.  To apply the Slipstream, I was holding the bottle upside down, and the little agitation ball thing got itself down into the drip tip, blocking it.  Since nothing was coming out, I squeezed the bottle.  A bit too hard.  The tip blew out, spewing Slipstream all over the pistol (and my shoes and the floor - a truly sad waste.)  After I wiped down the exterior, I worked the slide a bunch along with the mag release and even soft-dropped the hammer several times.  I did have to wipe it down a couple times the first time I fired it after that.

    That was back in January.  Since then I've put probably 5-600 rounds through it, a mix of WWB, Freedom Munitions, and some handloads.  3 local 3gun matches, 10 stages at LaRue (I DQ'ed on my 10th), TX CHL qual, and a couple of short range trips with the Mrs.  Not a hitch.

    I sent the major moving parts - bolt, op-rod, op-rod spring - of my M1 Garand to Joe for the full treatment.  Unfortunately, the op-rod had to be replaced after the first time I fired the rifle, so I didn't get the full benefit.  The replacement part only got the standard liquid Slipstream applied by me.  Once I figured out that my M1 likes to be GENEROUSLY greased (Slipstream grease) after the first 3gun match, it too, has run without a hitch.  Though I probably need to clean out the grease and re-apply.  Even Slipstream grease still attracts grit on windy days in central TX.

    Finally, my 870, also used for 3gun.  I've never fired it without Slipstream, so it's tough to compare.  An since it's close to 50 years old (1953 or 54, by the s/n), to call it broken in is an understatement.  But just a few drops of Slipstream on an action already that smoothed out, and it's slick.  Snot on a doorknob, as the old NCOs used to say.
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    « Reply #149 on: May 20, 2012, 10:06:52 pm »
    Finally broke down and bought a kit and a bottle of STYX a couple of weeks back.  Lubed up a few things around the house to get the feel of the various products.  It works great ( as advertised ) but I found that the tighter the tolerances the better it works.  Yes, it will work well on miscellaneous odds and ends around the house but so will the stuff you aren't going to use on your guns, knives, micrometers and precision instruments anymore 'cause now you got Slipstream.  :cool   

    STYX is the best single product I've ever used on revolvers - hands down.  A little dab on pivot points migrates like magic and the action feels noticeably different after only cycling the action a few times.   If it gets any better over time it could be sold as an action job in a bottle. 

    Lubed Frankenpistol the day before our Prescott ( Az. ) shoot and it has never run better.  Frankenpistol is a parts kit pistol on a ParaOrdnance frame that I built years ago when only the frames were available - no complete pistols yet.  No bobbles of any kind and the lube stayed put instead of splattering all over my glasses.  Color me pleased.  The grease was a bit troublesome to get where I wanted because of its consistency so I thinned it a bit with the original Slipstream oil and it worked like a charm.  I tried applying it with toothpicks, Qtips, pipe cleaners, fingers - you name it.  Finally I hit upon the idea of using a very small, fine pointed, synthetic bristle paint brush.  Bingo.  This is the type of brush typically used by portrait painters to add fine detail but since I paint as well with my feet as I do with a detail brush in my hands I decided to sacrifice this brush to the Slipstream experiment.  I mixed the oil/grease mixture in an empty bottle cap and applied it with the brush as needed.  No fuss, no mess, and no waste.  Try it.    :thumbup1
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