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A while back, Vol did a great write up on lubing a Glock. On ething I'm curious about that I don't recall seeing addressed, was the copper colored grease on the slide that comes factory applied.

Is that something I should do after a detail strip or every so often? If so how often? Is it a special grease...? It looks like copper based anti-seize stuff which is readily available...

Thoughts?

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The copper grease is simply an anti-size compound add to friction points at the factory. It's actually addressed in your instruction manual. It states there's no need to replace it after it disappears.

Actually, its quite worthless lol. Many people wipe it away before shooting their glocks the first time, despite the manual recommending leaving it on till it wears away-and they never suffer any ill effects :)
 

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The copper grease is simply an anti-size compound add to friction points at the factory. It's actually addressed in your instruction manual. It states there's no need to replace it after it disappears.

Actually, its quite worthless lol. Many people wipe it away before shooting their glocks the first time, despite the manual recommending leaving it on till it wears away-and they never suffer any ill effects :)
Manual? huh? You're saying RTFB? lol Yes, I'm guilty of not reading whole thing...kinda "when all else fails"...

Thanks Don!
 

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oil is Way better better than anti-sieze. that stuff will cause problems if you re-apply it and use to much. I use 2 kinds of oil. thin oil (Spray Rem Oil with Teflon) for the smaller moving parts in the frame and thicker oil ( good old hops all purp oil) for the rails, barrel, and a drop on the inside of the slide were the chamber of the barrel slides on the slide
 

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oil is Way better better than anti-sieze. that stuff will cause problems if you re-apply it and use to much. I use 2 kinds of oil. thin oil (Spray Rem Oil with Teflon) for the smaller moving parts in the frame and thicker oil ( good old hops all purp oil) for the rails, barrel, and a drop on the inside of the slide were the chamber of the barrel slides on the slide
If you call glock and ask them what lube to use, they'll tell you breakfree :)
 

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The copper stuff is mostly applied because GLOCK doesn't know how long the pistol will sit on the shelf before it is ever fired and does not know if the buyer will maintain it properly. They figured that stuff will stay in place for a while until the eventual new owner maintains it properly. You can wipe it off if you like or let it wear off. Don't worry about replacing it.
 
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