Anyone Use Grease or Do You Just Stay with Oil for your 1911's?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Nalajr, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2020

    G96. Cheap. Works great. Smells great.

    Why make it complicated?
  2. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2020
    I mix Super Lube grease with a little synthetic 5W-30 motor oil to a consistency that suits the outside temperature . I paint it on rails, slide, barrel , lugs, link, slide stop and edges of dust cover where it rubs with a small artists brush

    I put a drop of oil down the disconnector and on the back of the firing pin

    I like the gun well lubed for range practice . Guns I carry get same treatment with just 5W-30 oil no grease mixed to avoid attracting dirt .

    I clean and lubricate my guns often . The sound of dry guns makes my skin crawl . Metal gun parts working together with no oil film in between is like running your car 2.5 qts low on oil .
    Its not going to blow up right away but its causing unnecessary wear .

    My uncle did a lot of machine work and was a stickler for cleaning lubricating tools properly so I learned this skill at an early age and it stuck .

  3. sawman556

    sawman556 Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2020
  4. chuck.panoff

    chuck.panoff Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 8, 2017
    Based on what I’ve read I’ve been using Cherry Balmz.
    It seems to work well but I haven’t fired enough rounds through any 1911s that I’ve treated with it yet to know if the purported long term claims are substantiated.
  5. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Long thread, and perhaps I already said this.
    But the next 1911 that shows up on my bench FOULED with Lubriplate,
    is going to earn a $50 cleaning fee before work begins.
    That dang stuff dries out and can not be adequately removed with carb cleaner or brake cleaner.
    In the upper lugs of the slide, for example, it must be scraped out.
  6. 1911fanatic

    1911fanatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    Yep, I use the Lite grease. Apply thin coat to slide, apply some mobile 1 to the frame, makes a nice slippery surface and isn’t too thick. Stays where I put it. And I love the smell of slide glide. Mmmm, gear lube. I don’t like the smell of burnt gear lube however!!

    Use that mix on the barrel hood and locking lugs, use straight oil on the bushing/barrel and link. I do put a dab of slide glide in the disco recess as well.

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  7. 1911fanatic

    1911fanatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    I like Ballistol, but, can’t stand the smell, quit using it. Besides, I don’t like aerosol application, so I’d buy the straight liquid variant if I went back to it.

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    Last edited: Aug 12, 2020
  8. Phil Sprague

    Phil Sprague Active Member

    Sep 27, 2016
    Wilson Ultra Lube. Works just fine.

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