Remoil w/ Teflon on Nail Gun

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Forum topic by brentjsimm posted 04-16-2016 06:36 PM 299 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2016 06:36 PM

I can hear it now, “just buy pneumatic tool oil!!!” I know, but I’m not looking for that answer.

Is there anything about Remoil w/ Teflon that would be bad for using on pneumatic tools, nail guns specifically? It can be used safely on air rifles to lubricate and protect seals, o-rings, and such. I’m just curious b/c I was in a pinch the other day and couldn’t find my bottle of pneumatic tool oil (just moved so everything’s in boxes). So, I used a few drops of the Remoil w/ Teflon. It seemed to work great and even blew out a little grime on the first couple shots (Hopefully that wasn’t a melting o-ring or seal of some sort)

I was almost out anyway, and have several bottles of Remoil w/ Teflon. So, can anyone think of a reason why not?

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 06:49 PM

Unless “Remoil w/teflon” specifically says on the label that it can be used in a nail gun, I wouldn’t use it, but I can see your point about using that oil in an air rifle, both being air operated devices.

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 07:10 PM

Contact supplier.


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#3 posted 04-16-2016 07:36 PM

I wouldn’t think it would be an issue for an occasional use like yours. By all means find your regular oil after you unpack, and use it from now on, but I highly doubt you’ve done any damage.

Remoil is a gun lubricant, it’s designed for fast-moving surfaces. Pretty much what’s happening in a nail-gun piston.

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#4 posted 04-16-2016 08:34 PM

If only nail gun oil weren’t so damned expensive!

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#5 posted 04-16-2016 09:32 PM

I have been using mineral oil for years. Works fine no problems..

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