Hinderer lube mishap?

Discussion in 'Rick Hinderer Knives' started by DylanMW, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. DylanMW


    Jan 31, 2012
    Got my first Hinderer (Gen 3 xm18 sliver) just about a week ago and I have been playing around wtih some different lubricants to see what I liked best.

    I found that CRK grease working better than almost anything else. 8/10 on how easy it was to flip. Well last night I was cleaning off my blade with some WD-40 and a bunch of it ran down into the pivot and mixed in with the CRK grease. I started flipping it a few times and noticed it was SUPER smooth, 10/10 on flipping. the blade basically just falls open and closed. Then today when I took it apart I noticed that the WD-40 had changed the viscosity (right use of word?) and now it was like a watered down grease/WD-40 combo.

    I know WD-40 can be used to remove grease and build up so I'm wondering if it broke down part of the grease and that it what makes it so smooth now?

    Anyone else have any experience with this? If you get a chance you should test it out and see what you think for yourself.
  2. RobertK

    RobertK post tenebras lux Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    In my experience, WD40 isn't going to be a good, long term lubricant. It collects dirt and gums up.

    Be interesting to see how that holds up.
  3. Maprik


    May 17, 2012
    You might be onto something if you can get the mix to be stable. A new product?
  4. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I have had the same problem with wd, but maybe you have found the new miracle lube!
  5. Birdhunter1220

    Birdhunter1220 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2011
    Waiting for the next report Dylan. I am on the quest for the perfect lube. I have it from a good source that Santa is going to bring me some Nano oil.
  6. Maprik


    May 17, 2012
    I've got that on my wish-list too!!!! C'mon Santa!
  7. RubiconSS


    Jan 12, 2011
    What happened is a, "too light " lube mixed with a "too heavy"
    (IMO) and you got s happy medium. The grease gave the wd-40
    Some staying power ( retention property)
    As the old adage goes...whatever works.
  8. DylanMW


    Jan 31, 2012
    Makes sense!

    I'll take some update pictures on Friday after it's been in the pocket for a week to show how it held up.
  9. NM08SRT8


    Dec 11, 2011
    Update? :)
  10. RubiconSS


    Jan 12, 2011
  11. DylanMW


    Jan 31, 2012
    It wasn't update worthy!

    It was super smooth until it got packed with dirt in 3 days!

    The washers were basically black when I cleaned it.
  12. RubiconSS


    Jan 12, 2011
    Updates are always worthy. inquiring minds wanted to know. Scedules were rearranged, appointments missed....
    you get the idea.
  13. misterjuiceman


    Sep 19, 2009
    I have to ask: why are you taking apart the knife so frequently?
  14. l8apex


    May 22, 2011
    I've always had good luck with, Finish Line Extreme Fluoro 100% DuPont Teflon Grease. Used sparingly, your knife will stay clean and not dry out or drip compared to less dense lubricants that tend to attract dirt and dust. Upon receiving a folder knife, it's the first thing I do-clean & grease the pivot point. My M6A2, PPQ and other firearms are greased with this with good results. YMMV.
  15. DylanMW


    Jan 31, 2012
    Just habit. By Friday my knives are so caked with junk it's just easiest to take it apart and oil it all up for the next week.

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