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Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by joel0711 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:43 pm

Is it better to lube the rail with silicone grease or just clean with silicone spray and re-wipe??

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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by amythntr » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:54 pm

....Joel....I know I have not and do not use anything on the rail...I just take a towel to it and clean it if need be....to me if you start doing that I fear the rail becomes a dirt magnet...its just what I do....curious to hear what others will add to this!

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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by gerald strine » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:24 pm

I run my rail dry.
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by W.Miguire » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:27 pm

I like to spray a clean cloth with silicone and wipe the rail lightly.
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by longbow joe » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:45 pm

Wd 40 but l basically wipe it totally off.
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by GrassyKnoll » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:04 pm

I keep my rail dry and clean.
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by Boo » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:32 pm

I spray silicone and wipe it dry. The residue that impregnates the anodizing is slippery enough to let debris slide off.
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by Deaf jeff » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:33 pm

Boo wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:32 pm
I spray silicone and wipe it dry. The residue that impregnates the anodizing is slippery enough to let debris slide off.

x2 on this.
i will also add that any type of oily residue will cause it to be a dirt magnet as anthony mentioned and oily stuff can cause early serving wear as well(i learned this the hard way many many years ago) :oops:
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by longbow joe » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:15 pm

Bill t showeded us in a old video to use wd 40 sooo poop on you guys I'm gonna go with him
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by Boo » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:18 pm

longbow joe wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Bill t showeded us in a old video to use wd 40 sooo poop on you guys I'm gonna go with him
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Back then silicone spray was not available.
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by longbow joe » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:27 pm

Lol. Boo why are you up so late your gonna be grumpy in the morning. Just kidding l love the silicone spray too. The Dupont is a wet type rather than the dry types l like it the best for use on a gasket. It has a small amount of teflon too.good stuff
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by Boo » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:18 am

longbow joe wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:27 pm
Lol. Boo why are you up so late your gonna be grumpy in the morning.
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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by nchunter » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:38 am

Funny, nearly twenty years ago when I bought me Exocet, it came with a small plastic container of “Excalibur String & Deck Wax”.

The instructions said to rub the wax on the rail, which I dutifully did. The thing was, this wax seemed rather sticky, not slippery. And when I fired off an arrow, sparks would fly!

It wasn’t too long before I switched to using a silicone-based rail lube, sold by Barnett I think it was.

Does anyone remember the old Excalibur Wax, and what the story was behind that? When did Bill T change from using that to wiping the rail with WD40?

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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by amythntr » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:47 pm

.....I need one of our engineers to respond to this very technical question: :eusa-think:

.....does the advantage of using silicone spray make the deer deader? :wtf: :eusa-think: :eh: If so I guess I must change from not putting silicone on the rail to putting silicone on the rail....as we all know we want the most deadest deer that one can possibly have! :eusa-doh:

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Re: Rail lube or silicone clean

Post by janesy » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:47 pm

amythntr wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:47 pm
.....I need one of our engineers to respond to this very technical question: :eusa-think:

.....does the advantage of using silicone spray make the deer deader? :wtf: :eusa-think: :eh: If so I guess I must change from not putting silicone on the rail to putting silicone on the rail....as we all know we want the most deadest deer that one can possibly have! :eusa-doh:

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