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Old 06-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Whats good to use on stainless steel?
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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I use FrogLube on all mine. But any quality gun oil is fine.

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sig sent a small tube of tw25b with my last 2 stainless purchases.
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+1 for Flog Lube.
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Ok so i have decided to go with mobil 1 syn grease and mobil 1 syn oil. What do you use to protect from rust?
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Ok so i have decided to go with mobil 1 syn grease and mobil 1 syn oil. What do you use to protect from rust?
You shouldn't have to worry about the frame and slide rusting if it is Stainless steel. The internals should be fine as long as you keep them oiled with the Mobil 1. Just use proper cleaning and lubing procedures and your Stainless Sig will probably last you a lifetime.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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Ok so i have decided to go with mobil 1 syn grease and mobil 1 syn oil. What do you use to protect from rust?
Breakfree CLP works great for protection and is available in the spray can at Walmart though it may be labeled with a different name. You just need a very light coat.

For longer term storage of my firearms or for harsher environments I use Eezox as the protectant.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:25 PM   #8
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I use mil tec grease on the rails ,and mil tec oil everywhere else.On stainless make sure the rails are "wet" otherwise they will gall.Stainless on stainless needs grease.
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I use FrogLube on all mine. But any quality gun oil is fine.

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+1 for Flog Lube.

Do either of you have any knowledge about using Frog Lube on the Aluminum frame? Are they safe to heat up for curing?
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I heat the aluminum frame all the time to dry the mil tec oil all the time, just don't make it so hot you melt or distort it. Should not be a problem if you use a heat gun or hair drier in liew of blow torch. I have never used FROG LUBE ,does it require to be heated up.
As far as lubes go I don't think there is a whole lot of difference as long as it stays on and lubes. I feel rails require grease and oil will work every where else just fine. My self I prefer Mil Tec oil and their grease. Both are full synthetic. The oil is absorbed in to the metal and dirt power and lead just wipes off. Lubriplates works well along with the mobil synthetic products. There is nothing MAJIC for guns,just a lot of preferances.
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I heat the aluminum frame all the time to dry the mil tec oil all the time, just don't make it so hot you melt or distort it. Should not be a problem if you use a heat gun or hair drier in liew of blow torch. I have never used FROG LUBE ,does it require to be heated up.
As far as lubes go I don't think there is a whole lot of difference as long as it stays on and lubes. I feel rails require grease and oil will work every where else just fine. My self I prefer Mil Tec oil and their grease. Both are full synthetic. The oil is absorbed in to the metal and dirt power and lead just wipes off. Lubriplates works well along with the mobil synthetic products. There is nothing MAJIC for guns,just a lot of preferances.
Check this video out.
This option is attractive to me because I don't have my own man cave to spray and do what I want chemically wise. If I can avoid all those fumes and health risk then why not? If it works like it says, even better!
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Use grease on frame rails.

Frog Lube may be a lot of things, but it is not a grease. Be careful about relying on it for friction protection.
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Are these both the same thing? Just different designs?
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Are these both the same thing? Just different designs?
I think, but do not know for certain, that they are. I think one's packaged for the hardware store crowd and the other for the gun store crowd. I use the green-can stuff quite a bit. Very handy.

BTW, Sig +P grease is great stuff for stainless rails.

Also, although I really do like Ballistol and have a can around nearly always...there is some smell. It's sort of like black licorice on steroids. Once you get used to it, it's kind of like Hoppe's...perfume of the gun room.

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Nice thing about grease, is it stays where you put it, as opposed to oil which can run off.
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