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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Alternative to Rail Lube Oil?

I just recently lost my container of rail lube oil. Is there a household cleaner or substance that would work just as well on a crossbow?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 05:50 AM
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Try googling it. Lots of ideas there.

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When I ran out a few years ago I bought some "Rail Snot....Nothings Slicker" for about $10, good sized tube, works great, still have about half left. No idea on homemade substitute, but I'm sure someone on the site does.

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I would be careful what you put on your rails because it will be on your string as well. I just bought some Scorpion Venom lube to replace the no name stuff that came with the crossbow, the Lancaster Archery shop recommends it.
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If you have guns FP10 works great. if you buy it for a gun you can get a really big jug for just a few bucks more than you get if you buy the small bottle they sale for crossbows.

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When I bought my crossbow, the Tenpoint/Horton rep told me any light oil would do, there was nothing magic about the stuff they market for crossbows. To that end, I have not tried anything else yet but as soon as I use or loose the oil that came with my crossbow, I will probably try Ballistol.
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I'd bet that Vaseline works just as well than a known name rail lube.
String lube, I would get only what is manufactured for crossbow strings.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2019, 03:24 PM
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I have used Vaseline on all of my crossbow rails and have had no issues . I use bow string wax on the strings and rub it in with my fingers once on the string .
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awhile back guys suggested using a spray called Jig a Loo silicone spray but it seems it's not available anymore,,, that's what I have been using just don't soaked the rail and trigger area ..
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