Gunny Slides is a new lubricant from Scott Gunn, the creator of the legendary Gunny Glide. Gunny Slides was designed for detent balls in folding knives and pistol slides. Gunny Slides is based not on two but on three atom-thick two-dimensional materials: graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), and Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2). Gunny Slide utilizes a thick oil carrier that transports and holds 3 dry lubricants in place. Graphene, h-BN, and MoS2 work synergistically to give a lubricity that isn’t found in any product of this viscosity.
Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is 200x stronger than steel and has more lubricity than any single material known. Graphene when suspended in a lubricant and applied to a surface will burnish itself to that surface. It not only fills any pores or defects in a surface but burnishes to in a sense become part of that surface. This allows the lubricant to become better the more two parts slide across one another. Graphene offers superior lubrication and surface wear protection. Gunny Glide also offers outstanding protection against corrosion.
Hexagonal Boron Nitride (h-BN) is a thermally and chemically resistant refractory compound of boron and nitrogen with the chemical formula BN. It exists in various crystalline forms that are isoelectronic to a similarly structured carbon lattice. The hexagonal form corresponding to graphite is the most stable and soft among BN polymorphs and is therefore used as a lubricant and an additive to products. Using h-Boron Nitride adds chemical stability to the product while also enhancing lubricant capabilities.
Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) is another 2D crystalline nanomaterial widely used as a friction-reducing additive to coatings, greases, and waxes. Molybdenum disulfide powder or MoS2 is an inorganic compound used as a coating solution for critical parts and equipment. Because the compound is unreactive to most corrosive agents, MoS2 is widely used in corrosion management. Molybdenum disulfide is typically applied as a solid or dry lubricant and offers great corrosion protection against friction, high temperature, and harsh chemicals.