Originally Posted by acoolguy77
Thanks alot,i'm getting a threshy in the near feature and picturized guides like this help out so much.
Question, you said almost any lube will be sufice. In general, dow 33 or 55? Will both work? And what about hater sauce v1/v2?
Like I said in the thread, nearly any lube will work for all applications, but not all lubes will work well for all applications.
There are advantages and disadvantages to all lubes. The bolt's orings don't like Dow55 or other swelling lubes most of the time. The internal oring is a good example of when to use the swelling lubes. If you get a leak down the barrel it's because of the internal oring not sealing completely. If you apply a swelling lube to that oring and let it swell it can SOMETIMES fix the leak. If it doesn't you have to replace the oring. They can be helpful to create a good seal (like I just said) but if you keep using them, they will make the orings have more friction. More friction = slower cycle, possibly fsdo, bolt stick, lower efficiency, velocity fluctuation, yada yada yada. Dow33 is even too thick imo. 50/50 (dow33/gold cup) on bolt orings is what is suggested by DP and through trial and error, a lot of threshy members will agree.
Slick Honey is good but use VERY VERY little. Just a film. No need to mix with anything. Basically I would suggest that you apply it with your finger then with that same finger get as much off as you can. If slick honey is used, you'll find you don't need to lube your bolt nearly as often as the 50/50 mix.
So yes you can use whatever lube you have on hand. Both hater sauces are fine. I would suggest that if you want to keep using the threshold, spend a couple dollars and make the 50/50 mix. It seems to be one of the best choices.
If you're wondering about lubes check out this link. It's not completely accurate imo, but it'll give you a good basic knowledge of the lubes out there and what they do.