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Old May 24th, 2011, 15:12   #1
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External cleaning of AEG

I'm not a newbie when I comes to firearms and there proper maintenance but new to airsoft. I've heard you need to use only a silicone based oil for the bore, but are there any restrictions on the external parts of the gun. I use an oil called break free on all my firearms and it works fantastic on metal parts. Will this cause damage to the gun? I have an Armalite M4. Any information would be much appreciated.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 17:01   #2
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Generally you shouldn't need to clean them externally. If there's dirt you want to clean off, just use a damp cloth.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 19:09   #3
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The problem with some lubricants is that they damage rubber and plastic, so silicone oil is recommended because it causes no damage to rubber or plastic.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 16:21   #4
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How about this stuff from can tire╔

3-IN-ONE« Professional Silicone Lubricant Spray
Quick-drying no-mess high-performance lubrication and corrosion protection

3-IN-ONE Professional Silicone Spray Lubricant provides high-performance lubrication and corrosion protection, in a quick-drying no-mess formula. The silicone lubricant is safe for use on metal, rubber, vinyl, wood, and much more.

Lubricates: Doors, locks, hinges, belts, windows, latches, zippers, switches, fishing equipment, tools, chains, belts, sports equipment, lawn equipment, valves, linkages, pulleys, fans and more.

Protects: Electrical parts such as distributors, ignition wires and sparkplugs. It can also be used to protect guns, boots, tools, pool and marine equipment
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Old May 30th, 2011, 16:31   #5
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3-IN-ONE« Professional Silicone Lubricant Spray
Quick-drying no-mess high-performance lubrication and corrosion protection

3-IN-ONE Professional Silicone Spray Lubricant provides high-performance lubrication and corrosion protection, in a quick-drying no-mess formula. The silicone lubricant is safe for use on metal, rubber, vinyl, wood, and much more.

Lubricates: Doors, locks, hinges, belts, windows, latches, zippers, switches, fishing equipment, tools, chains, belts, sports equipment, lawn equipment, valves, linkages, pulleys, fans and more.

Protects: Electrical parts such as distributors, ignition wires and sparkplugs. It can also be used to protect guns, boots, tools, pool and marine equipment
What is the propellant in it? Petro... something or other can eat plastics as well.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 18:21   #6
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What is the propellant in it? Petro... something or other can eat plastics as well.
I have a can of that; it says it contains petroleum distillates.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 19:04   #7
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Rule of thumb: If its in a can, you don't want to use it.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 20:03   #8
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basically find silicone lube that is safe for rubber but not in an aeroso can. I know airsoft innovations have some for sale you can use, hell, I used silicone lube from a sexshop a few time and it works just fine
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Old May 30th, 2011, 20:31   #9
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Since your in Toronto find your local RC shop and buy shock oil(100% silicon oil) from them.
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