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Nano Oil Thingy

Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:36 pm

Ok, decided to do some "high quality lube" testing.

Wanted to see the difference between the 85W & 10W grades.

The 10W is the thinner of the two & the recommended one for knives etc.

The 85W is much thicker & recommended for heavy duty use.

So went ahead & took apart some Spydies and first used the 10W (I had my suspicions...)

As expected there was a definite improvement in smoothness & deployment, yet lacking finesse...

Then I cleaned & used the 85W on the same knife (Blue PM2 M390 Sprint)....and....

The 85W grade lends just as much improvement in smoothness & deployment, yet gives the feeling & sound (slightly more muted) of a "better lubricated steel on steel, friction phenomena.

It also stays in the spot of application, not contaminating surrounding areas.

It is as if the 85W grade tends to act as a "gap filler" on the brass spacers, especially if they are not super smoothly polished.

My verdict - I go 85W


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Re: Nano Oil Thingy

Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:36 pm

Howdy
What model spyderco is that in the top 2 pictures?
Thanks

Re: Nano Oil Thingy

Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:25 pm

Found it
Native 5 forum knife

Re: Nano Oil Thingy

Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:13 pm

Something about seeing MadRookie and "lube testing" makes me want to cover my eyes. Image

Re: Nano Oil Thingy

Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:48 pm

Better than Fluid Film Rook? Can't be! LOL I've always wanted to give the Nano stuff a try. Too expensive at the moment. One of these days I'll break down and give it a try. I still have a bunch of the latest and greatest gun and knife oil stuff from twenty or more years ago. I'm such a sucker for stuff like that.

Re: Nano Oil Thingy

Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:40 am

@ Pete:

Fluid film is actually a different beast - it is more of a lanolin based rust inhibitor rather than a fully fledged lubricant - IMHO, Fluid film is by far the best I have used for rust/oxidation prevention - this put me onto it in the first place - this is a must read:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f35/ ... 0-a-38007/

I normally take apart my new folders and treat all the metal parts with fluid film first, then lube it with a good teflon based oil that I have.

Broke the bank & decided to give the nano oil a go....time will tell...but for now, it seems very good.

:)

Re: Nano Oil Thingy

Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:28 pm

I use Fluid Film for Rust Prevention , Nano Oil for my Pivots. Its good shit.

Re: Nano Oil Thingy

Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:05 pm

There we go...spoken like a pro!

:)
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