Silicon Shock Oil for Joints Questions

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  1. Optimist_Prime

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    Hey guys. Lately I've been reading a lot on people use silicone shock oil to loosen up stiff joints and connections. However it ends mostly there. After doing some research there are tons of brands and various weights out there. My specific first use will be for the TFC Rage of the Hercules kit, but it seems this could be very useful for all sorts of applications.

    My question is what are your recommendations for brands and weights of such oils and has your experience been successful?
     
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    I'll try and text you a pic of what i used on DX9's Omega Supreme hip joints. It's a silicone spray lubricant I picked up at Home Depot and it worked like a charm after I let it sit for 5 - 10 minutes after application.
     
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    I use 35 weight E135170C-B40D-4768-A42F-3BDCB9C20712.jpeg
     
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  4. Optimist_Prime

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    This is very helpful @NecroTron77 ! Someone suggested 80w elsewhere, but that seemed like it would be to much. Thank you for the info!
     
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    Any of it will work, honestly, it’s just a matter of how long it takes to seep in. I prefer to use as little as necessary, so I typically go with the thinner stuff (25 to 30 wt.).
     
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    I've been using 80w for years. It doesn't take much and it lasts ages before you need to reapply. I also use Factory Team brand. I condition all my figures with it, and I'm only half way through my first bottle after about 7 years.

    I apply it lightly with a paint brush. The nice thing is if you use too much you can just wipe some off. I've had joints completely locked up from the factory freed and movable in seconds with it. Great stuff and a essential for maintaining longevity in expensive figures.
     
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  7. Optimist_Prime

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    Thanks man! I did go with the thicker 80w. Those Hercules Rage joints were so tight and scary to get off. I didn't to take any chances with thin stuff.
     
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    I recently got some Losi 50wt shock oil and I was wondering if anyone’s ever used it on tight clearish plastic joints? It’s for my Planet X Insecticons.
     
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    I simply went to the local hobby shop and looked at what they had that was 100% safe for plastic (that they used on models, RC cars, train sets, etc.), and got a small bottle of oil.

    Can't remember the name though.

    Used it on a few things and it worked fine, no issues whatsoever.
     
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    Did the losi 50 wt work fine? No trouble with it seeping into the joints?

    I just ordered a bottle from Amazon since it was the cheapest silicon oil option at 5.99, lol.

    I will be using it on some MP figures and whatever. :thumb