How much lube?

Discussion in 'XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance' started by newTexan, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Jul 18, 2010 #1
    newTexan

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    I have an XDM in 9mm and I've typically oiled it pretty thouroughly. I put oil on a q-tip and go over the slide rails and any part that looks "shiny". I also put a couple drops on the spring and wipe an oiled patch around the outside of the barrel everywhere.

    Then I was told this may be too much oil since it will seep out particularly along the slides. It was suggested that I barely need any oil and to cut way back on the amount I put on.

    So, I guess what I'm asking is how much lube does it really need?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 19, 2010 #2
    WGSNewnan

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    ill say this - too much lube is just as bad as no lube. we were instructed in our sig armorers course to take a large cleaning patch with a small amount of clp and wipe all metal surfaces with it. then place one drop of lube on each rail, one on top of the barrel, and one on the trigger bar. has always worked for me with no ill effects.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2010 #3
    kenneth

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    Just enough where it goes in.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2010 #4
    Gordian

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    It sounds like you may have too much lube. You want the metal to be coated but not dripping. Lube attracts dirt and dust and can turn into a nasty abrasive. If you prefer to run on the wetter side or use grease, it's better (IMO) to clean it up regularly and re-apply so the lube stays clean.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2010 #5
    xdmp22

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    compliments of XDGuys.com

    the pic is an XD, but the same theory applies

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  6. Jul 21, 2010 #6
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    I tried the above min. lube as suggested above.

    I say tear down your gun after several range trips you will see wear in places not anticipated.
    grease & oil where wear is noticed in addition to the chart.


    I use grease, oil runs out & shooting in extreme heat will not hold up at all.
    after using grease on everything + oil on springs & rotating parts wear is not noticeable now

    works for me
     
  7. Jul 21, 2010 #7
    kujiin

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    +1 on the gun grease. I do the same as you...

    K
     
  8. Jul 23, 2010 #8
    ninja steve

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    What grease do you guys use? We have some nasty black stuff at work.
     
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    insatiable ONE

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  10. Oct 31, 2011 #10
    fukops

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    I hope i'm not violate any forum rule by repeat my question on two threads, but since I found another thread about lubrication. I repeat my question that I posted on another thread.

    Should I just Over lubricate my gun a bit to make sure I lube it enough or lube it minimal and hope that I lube it just right? What do you all think? I always have a fear that I didn't lube my gun enough.
     

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