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    Everybody has their own type of oil they like to use for different applications. Me, I like using 3n1 on oilite bearings, while using bar/chain oil on metal-metal parts. The other day while I was in Wal-Mart walking through the gun section I got to thinking... what about gun oil? If it's in something like a GUN, it has to be able to withstand the "punishment" on the machines, right? Especially for most centers that don't have that good of a PM. It would probably last a lot longer in between lubrications. Anybody try it before? Pros/Cons?
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    On/In the Detector, I like to use a 50/50 mixture of bulk WD-40 and Marvel Mystery Oil from a spray bottle. On all the rest of the pivot points (except where grease is required), I use 90w gear oil. The reason for 90w is that is doesn't drip as fast as 30w and stays on the components longer.
    "Efficiency is, doing better what is already being done!"
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    • #3
      I too prefer the 90 weight oil for lubrication. It lasts a lot longer than the lighter oils. Except for things like the hand dryer motors I use 3 in 1 oil. 90 weight bogs these small motors down.
      (Psalm 37:29) The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lonnie_Mitchell View Post
        On/In the Detector, I like to use a 50/50 mixture of bulk WD-40 and Marvel Mystery Oil from a spray bottle. On all the rest of the pivot points (except where grease is required), I use 90w gear oil. The reason for 90w is that is doesn't drip as fast as 30w and stays on the components longer.
        Lonnie,
        Do you have feet or rollers in your detectors? Would you use this mixture in a detector with rollers?
        (Psalm 37:29) The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.

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        • #5
          WD-40 means "water displacement," and the first 39 formulations didn't work. I've always used 20-50 motor oil in most applications, unless grease was required. One of the reasons for the 20-50 motor oil was that it's thin when cold; but, when parts get warmed up, the oil thickens. I believe that this combination works a lot better than 90 weight, which is a constant consistency.

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          • #6
            90 W has a high shear factor, much superior to regular non detergent oil.
            rfm

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            • #7
              I recall mention that 90w will not penetrate oilites the way the thinner oils will, or that it will now work its way into the places that a thinner one will. I use 90W in some places (cam surfaces, needle bearings) and a 10w 30 in other places (oilites).
              Nick

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              • #8
                Marvel mystery oil...great stuff. Works wonders in oilites.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Popeye View Post
                  Lonnie,
                  Do you have feet or rollers in your detectors? Would you use this mixture in a detector with rollers?
                  Since I am not employed at any ONE center, and am self employed as a traveling technician, I service many centers, of which have detectors with both the feet and rollers.

                  I use this mixture in all detectors. The WD-40 displaced the water, cleans, breaks up and frees rusty components and the Marvel Mystery Oil keeps these areas well lubricated and as Steve said, it works great in Oilites.
                  "Efficiency is, doing better what is already being done!"
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mechanick View Post
                    I recall mention that 90w will not penetrate oilites the way the thinner oils will, or that it will now work its way into the places that a thinner one will. I use 90W in some places (cam surfaces, needle bearings) and a 10w 30 in other places (oilites).
                    Ditto.
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                    • #11
                      I only used WD40 to clean with and it works great for this.
                      30w and 10 w 30
                      Prizm penetrating lubricant with PTFE (Teflon). Great spray lube came out as a liquid and then would gel up after a a few minuets. Works great where a little thicker lube is needed, I once had the bearings in the bottom pulley for the shaker drive belt and all the ball bearings fell out during a full house tournament and after spraying with this it ran for 3 hours with the inner and outer races rubbing with no problems. It was not cheap but It is one of the slickest lubes I've ever used.

                      Wish I had thought about Marvel Mystery oil great product.
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                      • #12
                        I agree with Lonnie. I have used the same combo for many years....works great.

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                        • #13
                          Some in the Auto industry are using PAM! (where it might come in contact with paint)
                          Over WD-40.
                          If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lonnie_Mitchell View Post
                            On/In the Detector, I like to use a 50/50 mixture of bulk WD-40 and Marvel Mystery Oil from a spray bottle. On all the rest of the pivot points (except where grease is required), I use 90w gear oil. The reason for 90w is that is doesn't drip as fast as 30w and stays on the components longer.

                            Lonnie,
                            How much do you spray in the detector? Do you put rags under to catch drips? I have just ordered some Marvel Mystery Oil and have been looking on this site for how people are using it. Thanks!
                            (Psalm 37:29) The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Popeye View Post
                              Lonnie,
                              How much do you spray in the detector? Do you put rags under to catch drips? I have just ordered some Marvel Mystery Oil and have been looking on this site for how people are using it. Thanks!
                              Popeye,
                              I use 2 very slow squeezes of the spray bottle for a light mist over the detector during the cycle. Don't spray directly into the detector. I don't have much of a problem with drippings. Always a good idea to have a rag ready if there are any
                              "Efficiency is, doing better what is already being done!"
                              Pinsetter Technical Services 214-505-7663

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