STP and Other NON Firearm Greases

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STP and Other NON Firearm Greases

Post by panzermk2 » 21 May 2013, 11:12

STP and Other NON Firearm Greases.

OK Guys for the love of God would PLEASE stop using grease and lubes not designed for firearms on you damn FsN pistols

It may be a great grease for your 1911, your 57 chevy wheel bearings etc.

The issue is these lubes sometimes attack the the epoxy FNH uses to hold in the front rail of your FsN pistol. The front rail on the FsN is pressed in and held in with an epoxy. The rail then comes loose and creates a world of sh!t.

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Re: STP and Other NON Firearm Greases

Post by Rapier1772 » 21 May 2013, 11:33

Wait, I thought you recommended motor oil for lube?

I know oil & grease are different, I never use grease on my guns. But is motor oil ok or not? I use mobile 1 synthetic - sparingly I might add.
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Re: STP and Other NON Firearm Greases

Post by panzermk2 » 21 May 2013, 11:41

Rapier1772 wrote:Wait, I thought you recommended motor oil for lube?

I know oil & grease are different, I never use grease on my guns. But is motor oil ok or not? I use mobile 1 synthetic - sparingly I might add.

Roma years ago liked it. I was never a fan. More so know that I know more about the FsN and what can happen when the front rail pops loose.
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Re: STP and Other NON Firearm Greases

Post by Buffman » 21 May 2013, 14:06

what rail is that?

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Post by panzermk2 » 21 May 2013, 14:45

Buffman wrote:what rail is that?

That is what the front frame rail on the FsN looks like.
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Post by Buffman » 21 May 2013, 15:52

:just now notices that rail is metal: :)

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Re: STP and Other NON Firearm Greases

Post by PursuitSS » 19 Oct 2016, 13:08

I just ran across this topic, I've been running Mobil 1 grease in my 5.7.

The reason is I've used it on my Glocks for years. The slide feels like it's running on ball bearings but now I'm worried.

How many instances of this have you ran across? And was it STP?

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Re: STP and Other NON Firearm Greases

Post by panzermk2 » 20 Oct 2016, 04:49

Twice and at least one time it was STP the other I can't remember other than it was something else.
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