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What oil do you use?

Postby Officer Gigglez » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:54 am

Just curious as to what oil(s) everyone uses, as it occurred to me that maybe there is something better than what I use, which is Hoppe's #9 gun oil. Works well on both my firearms and knives. But my curiosity gets the best of me sometimes.
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Postby Leon » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:56 am

I usually just use mineral oil

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Postby FCM415 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:01 am

Ballistol for the blade, I purchased Bluelube and CRK grease so those are what I have right now for the pivot.

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Postby Officer Gigglez » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:03 am

The mineral oil I have for my whet stone(s) doesn't seem to soak into the steel. It just pools on top of it, like water.
Spyderco Knives (in order of obtainment):
-Tenacious, Combo edge
-Tasman Salt, PE
-Persistence Blue, PE
-Pacific Salt, Black, PE
-Delica 4, Emerson Grey
-DiAlex Junior
-Byrd SS Crossbill, PE
-Endura 4 Emerson Grey
-Byrd Meadowlark 2 FRN, PE
-Resilience

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Postby jmh58 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:04 am

Has or any one use Frog-Lube?? Seems real pricey but was wondering if it was worth(??) it... John
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Postby jackknifeh » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:39 am

Someone here does use Frog-lube. Don't remember who. I use Nano-oil on pivots and Tuf-Glide on blades and things for corrosion control. Tuf-Glide is an ok lube at best but great for fighting rust. Nano-oil is an outstanding lubricant, especially for places where a lot of pressure is required. Far more pressure than is in a knife pivot. So, IMO that makes it far better than needed (overkill) which is always good IMO. Not the cheapest oil but it lasts.

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Postby salmonkiller » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:42 am

Froglube and it's food safe.Good stuff!

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Postby mainaman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:43 am

For pivot mainly Finish Line Extrem Fluoro (same as CRK grease) and much cheaper.
On my razors I use Ballistol fro long term storage and it works awesome.
Just got Frog Lube last week, not sure how well it will work, it seems a bit thin for pivot applications, but I may be wrong.

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Postby APS » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:56 am

Either miltec-1 or FP-10 b/c that's what I have for lubing my guns.
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Postby FCM415 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:08 pm

Yeah, Im getting that FinishLine grease once the CRK runs out. I want to try nano oil also for when I want to go with a fluid.

You guys should give Ballistol a shot. Great for firearms, blades, and treats most any metal. After some applications, it leaves a sort of finish to the blade, closest reaction I can think of that is similar is like how a cast iron pan is seasoned. Keeps corrosion off and is food safe.

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Postby jul » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:41 pm

Victorinox oil! food safe and approved on millions of SAKs ;)

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Postby RanCoWeAla » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:56 pm

I don't use very much oil but when I do I use plain old 3 in 1 oil. I had to learn the hard way that oil is the very worst thing you can possibly do for classic slip joints with Brass liners and natural handle materials. Oil attracts moisture thus the spots of rust that start to form on the top and bottom of the Brass liners. Also it will discolor Bone and Stag. I realize you don't have those things to worry about with Spyderco's but thought I might help someone prevent a huge disappointment someday. Use nothing but Renwax on the classics.

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Postby .357 mag » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:26 pm

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Postby paladin » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:39 pm

jackknifeh wrote:Someone here does use Frog-lube. Don't remember who. I use Nano-oil on pivots and Tuf-Glide on blades and things for corrosion control. Tuf-Glide is an ok lube at best but great for fighting rust. Nano-oil is an outstanding lubricant, especially for places where a lot of pressure is required. Far more pressure than is in a knife pivot. So, IMO that makes it far better than needed (overkill) which is always good IMO. Not the cheapest oil but it lasts.

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There's several of us who use FrogLube, it's a little pricey and a little bit goes a long, long way. I can vouch for Nano-oil also. It is somewhat expensive as lubes go. But you use it very sparingly. Under normal circumstances one vial should last, most of us, a lifetime. My favorite application for FrogLube is "seasoning" the liners of my Militaries. It's probably overkill to lube Spyders any at all, but I find satisfaction in using it.
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Postby The Deacon » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:40 pm

No lubricant at all most of the time, mineral oil on the rare occasions when I do.
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Postby Mister X » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:07 pm

Mineral Oil.

I imagine a whole lot of different oils on the market by various companies are nothing more than mineral oil packaged with their company logo on it. I do know that Hoppes #9 lubricating oil is nothing more than plain old White mineral oil.

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Postby jackknifeh » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:31 pm

DWW wrote:Mineral Oil.

I imagine a whole lot of different oils on the market by various companies are nothing more than mineral oil packaged with their company logo on it. I do know that Hoppes #9 lubricating oil is nothing more than plain old White mineral oil.
Lots of products like that I bet. My wife when she was really young worked in a orange juice plant one summer. The huge vats of OJ were filling cans but the labels would change from one brand to another.

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Postby mikerestivo » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:24 pm

I use mineral oil as needed (if I have a stubborn pivot or after a cleaning). It's cheap, safe, and it works OK.

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Postby WireEdge Roger » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:25 pm

I love FP-10. I use it on folders, SAKs, my patio door track, and my garage door track and wheels. It's great for keeping deadbolts and locks working smooth too, especially padlocks that are out in the elements 27/4

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Postby CXXX » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:19 pm

I use Sentry Tuff Glide and Sentry Tuff Cloth on all knives.


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