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Posted: 12/30/2005 12:12:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:35:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:55:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 1:59:22 PM EDT by Pangea]
LOX (liquid oxygen)compatible lubricant. We use it on rockets if it is the same formula that you have. I don't know about the lubricity quality of it.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:57:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 2:03:10 PM EDT by dwkennedy]
Krytox is "a liquid fluoropolymer, similar to liquid Teflon". It's safe to use on food handling equipment, and won't dry out or seperate like "regular" grease. It's used to lubricate satellites! It's about $90 for a 1 lb. can, so if you have a few ounces to spare send some my way I've used it on pistol rails with much success. It also comes in various viscosities, from an almost oil-like consitency to thick grease.

There's a whole web site singing the praises of Krytox: DuPont Krytox
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:18:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 2:23:09 PM EDT by JoeWang]

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i just came into a rather large box of .5oz tubes and am wondering if it will work well on firearms. never used it before but the guy that gave it to me says it's great stuff.

Be interesting to see how it handles foreign particulate matter.

ETA from the FAQ:

Is Krytox® hazardous?
No. Krytox® is a very safe lubricant to use. All Krytox® products are chemically inert. Krytox® oils are even used in cosmetics and the greases as barrier creams. The materials decompose at temperatures above 343°C (650°F); some of the decomposition products are potentially hazardous.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:28:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:47:23 PM EDT
Excellent lubricant for low to ultra-low temperatures. I've used it at -50°C when other lubricants had the consistency of my wife's meatloaf (cubed jerky)
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