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Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2009, 02:36:23 pm »
That's very fair.  Your explanation meshes with what I've seen in articles like http://www.plantservices.com/articles/2006/030.html.

I'm not asking for a free sample of anything.  I'm not sure how that got started. 

More questions: Are there any surfaces you recommend keeping it away from (like wood or stainless)?  Is there any part of the gun (sear, etc) you recommend keeping it away from?

I think I'll give it a shot in a Ruger 22/45 that is gritty as hell.

Thanks.
That's a good article that explains things very well...
The material we use is completely chemically inert in terms of reactions with other materials.  It's also non-toxic so if a dog licks up some spilled lube, he'll be fine.  It's safe on poly frames, doesn't turn Limbsaver recoil pads gooey like some gun care products I've seen.  
The only thing you should probably be aware of is that this stuff is serious.  Don't use an old shirt to wipe this stuff off your gun and expect to just throw it into the laundry and you could wear it again.  The nanoparticles cling.  Sucks for the table cloth.  Sucks for the carpet.  But Freaking Awesome for your gun.  Because you use it, shoot your gun, get it dirty, clean it off... most of those nanoparticles are going to still be there on the metal.  So you hit it with some more slipstream.  It stacks.  It gets better.  You will not build up more than .5 Microns, so don't worry about it getting thick... but the lubrication gets better.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #76 on: September 30, 2009, 02:38:44 pm »
    It's also non-toxic so if a dog licks up some spilled lube, he'll be fine. 

    It might make his movements easier, though. :rotfl
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #77 on: September 30, 2009, 02:39:31 pm »
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    I'm glad I did, because I let some of the oil drip on my work bench, and it ain't coming out.
    It's a work bench... that's what it's for.
    Staining grips... most wood grips are finished with a sealer.  Slipstream will wipe off that.  Now, on the backside of the grips are usually left rough, unsealed... it will stain that.  Like most oil would.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #78 on: September 30, 2009, 02:54:29 pm »
    Oh, yeah. I'm not hurt about the bench. I didn't even try to clean it up; it absorbed right in. Just saying, I don't want my pretty grips or good wood stocks getting stained with lube, so I'm going to keep my wood(workbench not withstanding) away from this stuff.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #79 on: September 30, 2009, 02:55:09 pm »
    Now remember - the liquid oil or the grease isn't what we use as a lubricant... it's the carrier.  The lube is what makes Slipstream look black.  Think of it like Chocolate Milk Powder... you get a spoon full, mix it in the milk, you got chocolate milk.  We take our stuff, mix it in a synthetic oil carrier, we got Slipstream.
    This is doubly awesome because not only does this get our material spread evenly across the metal surfaces... but the base carrier is a superior lubricant than most other gun oils.  So it starts out awesome, and then we make it better.   Unless you are deep frying inappropriate snack foods, synthetic oil has been proven in every application to be superior to natural... er... Organic... oils.    Synthetic oils do not contain wax.  Synthetic oils do not contain impurities that react with heat and pressure to hasten the break down of viscosity.  Synthetic oil is the way to go... then we add in our Good Stuff to that.  
    Same thing with the Grease, but the grease actually has a much higher density of our nanolubricant in it.  Use this in any application where you would use any other grease.
    I'm not going to argue Oil vs Grease - that's another subject.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #80 on: September 30, 2009, 02:56:57 pm »
    Stainless is just fine. Wood...it will never come out of. Protect your grips. Especially if they are as nice as the ones on Outbreaks Sig. I must admit I drewled through the whole video. That is the Sig of power.

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #81 on: October 01, 2009, 12:54:52 am »
    I just got this idea out of the blue...

    Would SLPTM work on lubricating other high movement mechanical components...ie bicycle chains and derailleurs and stuff.  I have been using Tri-Flow for those applications lately.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #82 on: October 01, 2009, 03:23:48 am »
    I've been thinking the same thing, but smaller applications, like knives n stuff.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #83 on: October 01, 2009, 11:22:43 am »
    I just got this idea out of the blue...

    Would SLPTM work on lubricating other high movement mechanical components...ie bicycle chains and derailleurs and stuff.  I have been using Tri-Flow for those applications lately.
    Yes, yes it would, quite well. 

    I've been pondering mixing this stuff up with Transmission Fluid and putting it in my truck!  (Heavy industry application is in gearing)
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #84 on: October 01, 2009, 11:33:18 am »
    I've already mixed it into the oil in both the wifes car and mine. It actually changes the pitch of the engine, it will idle at a lower rpm without killing the engine (I didn't touch the idle it just does it on its own), and just generally purrs.

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #85 on: October 01, 2009, 11:38:03 am »
    I've already mixed it into the oil in both the wifes car and mine. It actually changes the pitch of the engine, it will idle at a lower rpm without killing the engine (I didn't touch the idle it just does it on its own), and just generally purrs.

    Okay - I gotta try that.   We'll talk about this later off line.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #86 on: October 01, 2009, 11:57:19 am »
    You guys are putting Slipstream in your oil?  Or a component of Slipstream?

    Seems to me that if you're putting Slipstream in your oil, why not just replace the oil with Slipstream?  Would that be ok for the engine?


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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #87 on: October 01, 2009, 12:06:18 pm »
    From the sound of it that'd be really expensive.

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    « Reply #88 on: October 01, 2009, 12:13:38 pm »
    Mm.  True that.  $3000 oil change.  HA!


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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #89 on: October 01, 2009, 12:27:52 pm »
    You guys are putting Slipstream in your oil?  Or a component of Slipstream?

    Seems to me that if you're putting Slipstream in your oil, why not just replace the oil with Slipstream?  Would that be ok for the engine?


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    Probably mixing the nanoparticle chemical in with normal motor oil.  I don't think putting gun lubricant oil into an engine would cause good things to happen.

    See the link I posted earlier in the thread.

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #90 on: October 01, 2009, 12:32:58 pm »
    You guys are putting Slipstream in your oil?  Or a component of Slipstream?

    Seems to me that if you're putting Slipstream in your oil, why not just replace the oil with Slipstream?  Would that be ok for the engine?


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    I am talking about the component that we mix into the oil carrier.    Just putting Slipstream directly into the engine would not be a good thing.  Weapon oil is different from Engine Oil.  Engine Oils are formulated to deal with heat and shearing forces that weapon lubes don't have to tolerate.  Sounds great for guns though doesn't it?  Yeah, which is why sometimes in some guns I use Mobile 1.  However engine oil isn't formulated like gun oil... Gun oils repel dust and let me tell you, Mobile 1 in the gun feels good, but gets gummed up with dust contamination real fast.  
    So if we were to do something for the automotive field, our base carrier for the product we mix in would have to be formulated for an engine.  We could do a carrier oil - synthetic of course - in a 5w-30 weight which would be fine to inject into any engine... a 4 to 6 ounce shot.  
    And a Transmission Fluid injection as well.
    Now, Norse can weigh in on this, but I think a Transmission application would be a greater benefit than in the engine.  A Car or Truck loses as much as 20% of its power through the transmission.  Wouldn't it be great to get some of that power back?

     :hmm

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #91 on: October 01, 2009, 12:36:13 pm »
    Ah.  I see.  Good thing you told me before I went and put a glob of it in my oil then.  :D


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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #92 on: October 01, 2009, 01:00:54 pm »
    So, holy crap!

    You guys thought that video with Slipstream in my pistols was impressive?

    I should have recorded my AR cleaning today!  :o

    I had essentially been running it dry, I think. I had used Hoppes oil and Rem Oil before, but it never got rid of that rough sound and feel, like there was sand in my rifle. I field stripped it, cleaned it (damn that rifle was filthy) and put Slipstream everywhere I could, with emphasis on the bolt rails and the charging handle, and anywhere it looked like it was rubbing.  I could feel it as soon as I put the bolt back in. Also colored the entire trigger group black with oil.

    Dear GOD! It feels like my P226 now! Smooth as silk! The trigger even feels better, and it wasn't a bad trigger to begin with.

    From now on, gun cleaning will have mandatory camera, at least till I get Slipstream in all my guns.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #93 on: October 01, 2009, 01:33:19 pm »
    So how much are you looking at retailing this stuff for?

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    « Reply #94 on: October 01, 2009, 01:46:28 pm »
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    « Reply #95 on: October 01, 2009, 01:50:17 pm »
     :doh :banghead

    And I read that ages ago. ::)

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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #96 on: October 01, 2009, 02:19:41 pm »
    So, holy crap!
    You guys thought that video with Slipstream in my pistols was impressive?
    I should have recorded my AR cleaning today! :o
    Dear GOD! It feels like my P226 now! Smooth as silk! The trigger even feels better, and it wasn't a bad trigger to begin with.
    That's what I've been sayin!!!   :clap
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #97 on: October 01, 2009, 02:38:15 pm »
    Amen brother!  That's what I saw when Gundoc tested it on the AR.  Smooth as silk, like a new gun.
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    Re: SlipStream Weapon Lube
    « Reply #98 on: October 01, 2009, 03:28:12 pm »
    Smooth as silk, like a new gun.

    No. Better. None of the guns I've tested it on are more than a year old. The AR is the oldest and I got that in January. None of them was ever this good, with any cleaning, oiling, praying, anything.



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