Conservative UAW Guy, I mentioned using Tri-Flow lubricant on just about everything that moves and needs lubrication. It dawned on me that not everyone is familiar with Tri-Flow, and maybe I should do a little post on the stuff.
When I owned a motorcycle shop we used to buy and use Tri-Flow by the case. It penetrates like crazy, and it's amazingly slippery. Originally it was called Tri-Flon, but I think they got into a trade name conflict and changed the name to Tri-Flow instead. Unless the formula has changed, it contains some micro-fine teflon particles that make it so slippery.
It was very popular in Viet Nam for use on automatic weapons, but it was not available through military sources, so lots of it got sent to Viet Nam in care packages from friends. It's also good as a rust preventative, far better than some more well known brands of spray lubricants. It's now very popular with the bicycling crowd. It comes in several sizes of aerosol spray cans and screw top bottles. Auto parts stores, motorcycle, and bicycles shops should likely places to find it.
You might want to pick up a bottle or can of it and toss it into your tool box or range bag. You might be surprised how much you use it!
Here's Tri-Flow's website: http://www.triflowlubricants.com/
It's great stuff!
BTW: I have not received any free Tri-Flow from the company to endorse their products. No free Tri-Flow, no free hats, no T-Shirts, not even one dang decal! Nothing! Maybe they don't have my mailing address! Yep, I'll bet that's it! Any day I should be hearing from them by email, any day................