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Old October 10th, 2012, 12:43   #1
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What oils/lubes do you use?

What brand oils/lubes is everyone using and where do you buy them from? Airsoft specific brand or Canadian Tire/Other store bought?

Also what parts in particular do you pay special attention to and how much do you apply?
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Old October 10th, 2012, 12:47   #2
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Depends on how "Gucci" I want to get, but usually I have a selection of the following on my workbench:

Superlube
Sticky-G Molybdenum gear grease
Sticky-G silicone o-ring lube
Regular 20 and 70 weight silicone oil
Systema gear grease
Systema o-ring lube
Marine o-ring lube

You don't need a lot of lube, just enough to lightly coat the gears' mating surfaces and a small dab on the piston head and nozzle o-rings will do it.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 12:54   #3
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I usesilicone bearing oil for RC cars for my GBBP mags and slide/parts. No petroleum products anywhere close to rubber parts. That includes spray can stuff.

For aegs I have whatever airsoft molybdenum gear grease I got and looks like a water based silicone grease for the piston assembly.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 13:55   #4
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certified labs premalube, aluminum base with moly & graphite additives, for use on gears
certified labs lithiplex, lithium based lube I'm trying out for compression parts
good old loctite viperlube (they no longer make this specific formula that i have), tried tested and true for 3yrs of service on compression parts
and whatever silicone lube came with my propane adapter lol
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Old October 10th, 2012, 14:11   #5
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Astroglide, directly to the shaft.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 14:33   #6
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Astroglide, directly to the shaft.
Haha I am not sure that the water based lubricant will quite up to the task......or will it! Haha
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Old October 10th, 2012, 15:36   #7
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good old loctite viperlube (they no longer make this specific formula that i have), tried tested and true for 3yrs of service on compression parts
Just curious which one you using? The water clear or cream/tan one?
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Old October 10th, 2012, 17:30   #8
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Graphite powder, RC Shock Oil (15 and 25 wt.), G&P grease set (Bearing, Cylinder, Gear), Guarder Teflon, Modify PTFE, Finishline Teflon (and White Lightning Wax Lube but I only tested it once, it's mainly for my bike chain).
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Old October 10th, 2012, 18:05   #9
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Ive been using 25wt silicone oil on my o-rings (piston and air nozzle). Would a grease be better than an oil for the piston head o-ring?

I ask because the last time I pulled a certain piston out and checked compression, there was none, until I reapplied the oil. Wondering if it dries out and loses its properties for compression
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Old October 10th, 2012, 18:41   #10
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yes, silicone oil will dry out.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 18:45   #11
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yes, silicone oil will dry out.
Really ? How long does it take to completely dry out ? Last time i've used my GBBR / GBB Pistol was in the beginning of July, and the silicone oil on my o-rings are still wet and shiny.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 18:55   #12
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seems to depend on the type of product and operating conditions.. ymmv... I've had silicone spray oil dry up in a few weeks, and door hinges go right back to squeaking. But sitting on an O-ring that's not moving or being exposed to airflow or contaminating elements? probably won't dry up for a while.

If I don't clean the rails that the slide moves on in my pistol and just leave the bearing oil on... in about 15-20 mags it will be contaminated and dry enough that it won't cycle completely. But that's why you clean it after every use.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 19:06   #13
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I use white lithium grease and some molyb paste on the internals such as gears and piston. Externals, I use either a 50/50 mix of white lithium and graphite or use Silcglide, which is a silicone based lube from a sex shop. It may sound weird, but it works like a charm similar to RC shock oil.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 19:19   #14
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man i wish T7 or aqua was up in this thread...
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Old October 10th, 2012, 19:33   #15
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I'm a big fan of the Permatex Ultraslick for moving parts and silicone oil for mags.
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