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Old February 28th, 2011, 20:57   #1
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Washing BBs

Should a type of soap or detergent be used when washing ur bbs or just straight warm water??
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Old February 28th, 2011, 21:08   #2
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why are you washing your bb's?
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Old February 28th, 2011, 21:10   #3
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If its just "oh crap, they fell on the ground and are dirty" simply washing them with water and using a towel to dry them should be fine.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 21:12   #4
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if you are washing used bb's stop right now and throw them out.
they can have small chips which can shred your hopup
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Old February 28th, 2011, 21:13   #5
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ive been told washing them will clean any dust or debris from the manufacturing process and keep the internals clean
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Old February 28th, 2011, 21:13   #6
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why are you washing your bb's?
Because stalker said so.

Op, search for cdn_stalker and washing bb's.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 21:38   #7
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Ya, washing BBs for initial use is good because it makes the hop up more effective due to increased friction implimented, which in turn allows you to turn your hop up down a bit, giving you more accuracy due to less inner barrel obstruction. Pour the bag into a bowl, add a drop of dish soap and fill with warm water, stir, then do numerous rinse cycles and pour into a dry bowl lined with a towel to dry. You COULD do what I used to do, fill an old work sock with the BBs, tie the opening off, toss in the washing machine with a load of laundry, pull out after rinse and dump into a clean dry bowl to dry. Literally I used that method to wash the graphite off Straight BBs, but for normal Bastards or such (that only have a light coating of silicon oil), it's overkill.

Washing used BBs, do the same as above, but pour into a bowl first and pick them up one by one and check for hairline cracks, chips, etc. and put in a container. Once done, wash as normal for regular BBs. Not recommending re-using BBs, but I've done it in the past and just pointing out they can be reused as long as care is taken.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 22:24   #8
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Old February 28th, 2011, 23:04   #9
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Saved you the search. Lol, you can take the spoon out of your mouth now, I need to put it back in my holster.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 23:15   #10
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Interesting. Just learned something new..

Now you can't do this with biodegradeables?
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Old February 28th, 2011, 23:23   #11
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Now you can't do this with biodegradeables?
I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 23:42   #12
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Oops, didin't mean to put the question mark.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 01:28   #13
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this is also good if your reusing unshot bbs from in your magazines. if you load your mags for a game and don't use them all, they may have dirt on them from normal game play. its good to put them in a seperate bag so you don't contaminate your cleaned bbs.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:30   #14
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Washing BBs is mainly for snipers. For AEG use, it's not really necessary. Unless you bought a crappy brand that is full of oil and dust.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 11:25   #15
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Washing BBs is mainly for snipers. For AEG use, it's not really necessary. Unless you bought a crappy brand that is full of oil and dust.
again, would be a good idea for after the bbs have been in your mags. especially the first bb. it would get pretty dirty if your in a dry dusty area, and/or going prone a lot.
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