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How do you do it? By that I mean, what is your procedure for applying the various gun orientated greases on the market today? I use an artist's detail brush that I picked up at Wal-Mart to brush Tetra gun grease onto the slide rails and barrel lugs. CLP goes everywhere else. If any one knows, how does Bill Wilson recommend applying grease on a 1911.

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whatever brand of lube you choose, go with a synthetic PTFE-based product. Mil-Comm Products TW-25B, for example, goes on thin, so it is characteristically dry, so debris doesn't buildup. Also, you get to truly minimize friction and wear, which is an inevitable scenario for revolvers. But maybe not.
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As per the Bill Wilson video on proper 1911 maintenance I purchased long ago, the correct way to apply grease is to just squirt, smear, and wipe off the excess. Personally, I use my fingers, but then, I am a bit uncultured, I guess.
 

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Open bucket, drop pistol into grease...Retrieve string with pistol on end. Use leather gloves to wipe first layer of grease from pistol. Use cleaning rag to remove the next layer of grease. Last layer is removed with paper towel and q-tips.
Gloves are now rubbed vigorously to finish impregnation and Voila'...gloves are ready for work, pistol is ready for work and I am ready for shower in Simple Green...


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Actually, I use Tetra Gun products too. Spray the Tetra cleaner/lube to all those hard to reach places, smear the straight Tetra Gun lube on all other surfaces with fingers and or Q-tips, until entire gun is coated inside and out.

Wipe off excess from all surfaces - practically dry in most places as Tetra lubes and protects against rust even dry.

Swab bore with a dry patch or three finishing with clean mop - buffing the bore. Apply grease - using a toothpick to dab little spots of it along rails and all other important places.

Re-assemble gun. Rack slide several times to distribute grease. Wipe outside of gun with cotton rag. Stand gun up (barrel uppermost) with hammer down on some paper towel, tissue or cotton cloth - magazine well stuffed with same. After several hours in the sun, or in a warm place - remove paper etc, thoroughly buff whole outside of gun.

Magazines themselves get a similar treatment.
 

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I use Wilson's Ultra Lube. The syringe works nice for applying the grease. I lightly grase the frame/slide rails, and the locking lug area. I use Rem-Oil on the rest of the gun to prevent rust.

I haven't shot outdoors in the winter up here yet, so I'm not sure if the grease will do its job or not. It might be too cold, and I might have to switch to an oil lube instead.
 

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I also use a syringe type applicator. I apply it sparingly between the rails. Too much is not good either. Just attracts too much crud and becomes messy.
Shooters Choice synthetic or Neco Moly Grease in a small tube. Nothing slips easier than the Neco stuff. 60% pure Molybdenum Disulphide.
 

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Tetra grease is some good stuff. Have my gun running slick. I don't need any additional lube.

One thing, I guess tetra grease works best when applied and rubbed in good with a soft rag or paper towel. When properly applied you should see no indication of grease what- so-ever. Tetra also claims you only need to use it once every 1000 rounds. I applied four coatings on my Kimber to start a good polymer base and then a coat every now and then.
 
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