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Two Guns - Recommend Greases? #5341241 02/04/20 08:46 PM
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I bought my first gun in the early 80's and basically put grease in it. I recall it being black at the time. That was a time when cars and trucks had grease fittings for the suspension and steering. Chassis and steering points were what you greased back then; that time is gone.

Rolling the clock forward some 35 years, I've been using red Lithium complex grease for the lawn toys. The last fill on that gun was Lucas Red 'N Tacky. Maybe it was two tubes - I don't recall.

What I do know is that the Lucas RNT leaks a lot of oil from the gun, so I bought new gun and filled it with another grease, rather than toss a full load of RNT from the original gun. Now I have a NGLI #2 GC-LB High Temperature grease in the in the new gun. Should I just toss the old gun once the Lucas RNT is gone, or is there a different grease that a homeowner in the Northeast might consider?

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1- Any 'good spec' GC-LB rated grease (bearings etc)
2- Highest moly content (5%) grease (high load-low speed applications=tractor pins, mower spindles etc)

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Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: Astro_Guy] #5341265 02/04/20 09:04 PM
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The Chevy 2500 has 9 grease fittings in the front suspension at least to 2018. My 2008 3/4 ton has 11 fittings. Not sure about 2019 and 2020.

I’m thinking you have it covered with those two guns but Bittoggers are very finicky with their grease. Let the opinions flow in. coffee

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Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: Astro_Guy] #5341532 02/05/20 07:18 AM
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Ah. Grease guns.


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Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: Astro_Guy] #5341533 02/05/20 07:19 AM
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Ha! I thought you were asking about firearms! LOL The only vehicle I have that needs grease is the Corvette and its on the rear end links of the suspension. I use marine grease on it because I use the same grease on the Lund boat motors and steering rods. It's probably not the best but it seems to work ok on the Corvette. Sorry I can't help you much.


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Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: Astro_Guy] #5341798 02/05/20 12:57 PM
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John Deere Polyurea.


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Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: Astro_Guy] #5341832 02/05/20 01:28 PM
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CT8 has it. Mobil also has it in a blue tube.


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Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: joekingcorvette] #5342224 02/05/20 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ofelas
Ah. Grease guns.
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Ha! I thought you were asking about firearms! :LOL.
Sorry for the confusion. I should have known better considering the posts I've seen here involving grease and shotguns used in competitions. Is grease acceptable for the slides on semi auto pistols?

Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: PowerSurge] #5342256 02/05/20 09:57 PM
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John Deere Polyurea.
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CT8 has it. Mobil also has it in a blue tube.
Okay - I am listening, but from what I understand, Lithium complex and Polyurea greases aren't compatible. Where would I use a Polyurea grease that wouldn't already have a Lithium complex grease is use? I am pretty sure that I've seen both blue and red grease on my various machines, but I've been using only red grease for the last year or two. Who knew that grease was so complicated?

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Originally Posted by Astro_Guy
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John Deere Polyurea.
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CT8 has it. Mobil also has it in a blue tube.
Okay - I am listening, but from what I understand, Lithium complex and Polyurea greases aren't compatible. Where would I use a Polyurea grease that wouldn't already have a Lithium complex grease is use? I am pretty sure that I've seen both blue and red grease on my various machines, but I've been using only red grease for the last year or two. Who knew that grease was so complicated?


Haha I hear ya. Then go with Mobil Polyrex EP 2 for lithium compatibility.


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Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: Astro_Guy] #5342648 02/06/20 12:56 PM
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Loctite C5-A, supposedly Glock's favorite. Oh wait.

I have WD-40 Specialist True Multi-Purpose Grease in my grease gun. Calcium-based on over-based calcium sulfonate but also claims compatibility with Li-complex greases and self-certified to NLGI GC-LB, since the rest of WD-40's greases are Li-complex.

Since I want to lube the slip yokes on a friend's GX460 soonish, I'm buying a small grease gun and packing it with Red Line CV-2. I have a needle-tipped gun for the bikes that was filled with Mobil Delvac Grease, but that has been since filled with Mobil 1. I really should be using Shimano's relabel of Agip Autol Top 2000/Motorex Bike Grease for the bikes.

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Astroguy, I personally use texas refinery 880 crown and chassis... because it doesnt drip oil, it ran cooler in the variable speed in my combine than any others I had tested, and I dont work under water or in extreme heat (like 500 degrees, not like i stop working in the summer), so i felt their paragon 3000 was more money than i needed to spend given the applications. So far I have not been disappointed. Im sure theres other greases that would perform just as well, but when I found one that worked I stopped looking

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Shear stabilized polyurea grease is compatible with many greases,


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Re: Two Guns - Recommend Greases? [Re: Astro_Guy] #5359233 02/24/20 07:38 PM
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Okay - so the leading recommendations are a Lithium based grease with moly, or a shear stabilized polyurea grease. My most demanding application, if you could call it that, are the axles on a John Deere lawn tractor that doesn't exceed 5 MPH. I don't recall the color of the original grease, but do recall using a black [moly?] grease for the first few years. The I moved on to Lucas Red 'N Tacky for the last two years. Now I have some Lucas Red 'N Tacky in one gun, and Mystic JT6 High temp in the other.

Are there any grease lube points on a generator head? It seems as if that is where a Polyurea grease might shine. If not, then the old gun may get a chance to renew it's relationship with a black moly grease. I'd like to refill the old gun once the Lucas grease is gone, but only if there is a good reason to do so.


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