Airsoft Canada
007 Licence to Shoot

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Newbie Tank
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

silicone oil

:

Newbie Tank

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 29th, 2010, 10:06   #1
mansopoor
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Main Point, Newfoundland
silicone oil

I was able to make a propane adapter for under $10.00, now for the silicone oil! I have read in MANY places that you can buy the oil at Walmart, Canadian Tire, Michaels, ETC. but they don't seem to know what I'm talking about, everyone I have talked to asked what it is used for? and I can answer them cause I don't know. So does anyone here know what it would be used for? things like sewing machines, air tools, ETC any ideas.
mansopoor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2010, 10:08   #2
Spike
Privateer Airsoft
 
Spike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Beaverbank, NS
Hobby shops usually carry it. Make sure you get 100% silicone oil, there are a lot of half and halfs floating around that aren't good for your gun.
__________________
I change primaries like other people change socks.
Spike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2010, 10:31   #3
L473ncy
 
L473ncy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: 11-30-24-1W5
It's sold under the name "RC Shock Oil" at RC Hobby stores (make sure to ask if it's 100% silicone oil).

You'll want something like 10 or 15 wt. oil (or 5 wt. if they carry it but in my experience not that many places do). The AI silicone oil is supposed to be 1.5 wt. but you can't get that as a regular consumer, that stuff is for commercial applications or so I've been told (you basically have to buy an entire "barrel" of that stuff at minimum is what people tell me (~160 Litres)) so you have to buy it from AI themselves (since they package it into smaller packages that are useful for consumers instead of a big barrel worth of oil that will never be fully used unless it's for an entire field that only runs GBBR's).
__________________
ಠ_ಠLess QQ more Pew Pew
READY TO >> RACE

Last edited by L473ncy; October 29th, 2010 at 10:33..
L473ncy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2010, 10:35   #4
mansopoor
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Main Point, Newfoundland
Aside from airsoft guns and RC what else is the oil used for.
mansopoor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2010, 11:45   #5
ILLusion
GBB Whisperer
 
ILLusion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by mansopoor View Post
Aside from airsoft guns and RC what else is the oil used for.
In North America? Very little that you'd have access to. It would have to be sourced in large barrels as well. It's uses are mainly industrial, such as in medical labs, in the food industry, distilleries, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. "Airguns" is listed as one of the large industrial uses of it as well as paintball.

It's because of the inert, non-toxic, and protective qualities of silicone that allow it to be used in these industries.

Your best bet if you can't find an RC shop, is to check out local paintball shops and fields. They would use very similar (if not the exact same) oils.

Last edited by ILLusion; October 29th, 2010 at 11:53..
ILLusion is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Information Center > Newbie Tank

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
007 Licence to Shoot

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 00:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.