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    Boolit Master lablover's Avatar
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    Question about lube in my star

    Been playing with the new star and trying to get it set just right...Playing with pressure and temp. Anyway, I'm using Carnauba Blue and get a milky white line in my lube in the groove. Is the lube too cold or too hot? I think knowing that will go a long way to get the rest set up correctly.

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    I get that when I start a brand new stick of lube. It goes away. Still getting the dots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosterr View Post
    I get that when I start a brand new stick of lube. It goes away. Still getting the dots?
    YUP, pretty frustrating. I'm close but no cigar

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    Air bubble, just remove bullet and pull the lever a couple times, you'll most likely hear a little noise, just the air being removed, you'll get this most of the time when you add lube trapping a little air.

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    if you get a lube too hot it will bubble up like that and get air in it.
    the carnuba blue only needs about 80-f to flow.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    if you get a lube too hot it will bubble up like that and get air in it.
    the carnuba blue only needs about 80-f to flow.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    It's a t 82 deg. I think melting it and pouring it in may have caused the air. I like the blue but still think I want something a tad stiffer..Maybe they can brew me something up or I could add something to stiffen it up a bit.

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    mix some red in with it.
    it needs about 100-f to flow.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    Question about lube in my star

    Quote Originally Posted by lablover View Post
    It's a t 82 deg. I think melting it and pouring it in may have caused the air. I like the blue but still think I want something a tad stiffer..Maybe they can brew me something up or I could add something to stiffen it up a bit.
    I'd buy a commercial hard lube and mix it for a stiffer lube. That's what I do with speed green and lotak hard.


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