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Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:41:00 am »
I'm cleaning my FAL using my usual routine of CLP, brass, and steel brushes (along with a boresnake).  I have two little vials the Gundoc gave me.  One of Slipstream Grease, and the other of Styx.

After cleaning and wiping the bolt and bolt carrier, I applied a tiny amout of Styx on the contact areas and the action feels nice and slick.  Good stuff!

My question, though, is about the grease.  Where would you use this?  I put some in the folding stock hinge, but what's the intended application for a heavier, thicker lube?
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    Re: Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
    « Reply #1 on: June 11, 2010, 01:50:13 am »
    I usually use the grease for those hard contact areas. Actually, I use a lot more of the grease than the oil. I only use the oil either in combination with the grease, or to get into tiny areas like trigger groups, springs, places I can't get that big grease needle into.

    I also have the "first edition" set in addition to the current packaging. I apply the grease almost exclusively with a cue-tip.
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    Re: Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
    « Reply #2 on: June 11, 2010, 10:21:34 am »
    Did I miss something?  Is the lube now called Styx or is there a new product?

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    « Reply #3 on: June 11, 2010, 11:06:56 am »
    Did I miss something?  Is the lube now called Styx or is there a new product?

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    Re: Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
    « Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 11:09:17 am »
    Oh.

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    Re: Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
    « Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 11:15:33 am »
    I am anxious to try it, too.
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    Re: Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
    « Reply #6 on: June 11, 2010, 11:29:44 am »
    So is it slipstream with higher turbidity or what?

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    Re: Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
    « Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 11:44:56 am »
    It's Slipstream that designed to withstand higher temperatures, like dessert and such.  Normal SS works just fine, in fact, we haven't gotten a gun hot enough to phase SS.  But, we're thinking about sandbox conditions.  We're still experimenting.
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    « Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 11:52:08 am »
    Ah.

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    Re: Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
    « Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010, 12:59:42 pm »
    not that I had any issues before, but i have been using the SS grease on the camming surfaces of my M1 bolt with great results...
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    Re: Trying out the Slipstream. Question!
    « Reply #10 on: June 11, 2010, 01:35:31 pm »
    not that I had any issues before, but i have been using the SS grease on the camming surfaces of my M1 bolt with great results...


    My AR bolt has the ST-1 treatment, but my 556 bolt (with much bigger camming surfaces) has a ton of the grease on every contact surface. It runs real smooth.
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