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Old July 17th, 2007, 03:58   #1
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playing in the rain?

when you guys host the over night games what happens when it rains?
i thought bout using a CLEAR garbage bag with an elastic,still hafta see my gun.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 04:19   #2
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According to MadMax, the only way you can effectively waterproof your gun is by putting it in a plastic bag. Firing your gun will break your waterproof seal.

I wouldn't want to risk water running down the barrel and shorting out the gearbox. I'd imagine most other people wouldn't want to risk $800+ guns for a night in the rain.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 04:35   #3
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I've played at least 6 games in the rain with no problems. I've never seen anyone with a garbage bag on their gun befor.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 04:36   #4
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Never had any problems
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Old July 17th, 2007, 04:40   #5
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I could have sworn I saw a post like this a year or two ago.

Players just advised that you wipe your gun down well to prevent rust / corrosion of your gun's interior.
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*Edit* Here we are...
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=27770
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=38325
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=8750
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=38921


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Old July 17th, 2007, 04:53   #6
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I play in BC where it rains ten months of the freakin' year.

For a "rain game" I open my AEG & give it a light dusting of silicone spray to repel any water, then close it up & play.
After the game, I open her up again, wipe it all down & check for leaks, then put her away till next time.

Never had any problems.

Never used a garbage bag.


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Old July 17th, 2007, 05:18   #7
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The waterproofing remark I made was for a post where someone wanted to submerge their AEG for a underwater-surface beach landing. There were few practical ways to waterproof an AEG against that kind of water pressure other than heat sealing it into a plastic bag or a watertight pressure box similar to what is used for underwater cameras.

Haggis man has the right idea for top down rain. A light application of silicone oil will protect external screws and other steel fasteners if you give it time to spread into the threads. I find a silencer makes an effective rain shroud (unless you have an inner barrel extended to the end) keeping rain water out of the IB. If you don't point straight up, you shouldn't get rain into your barrel. I guess if you're getting an amazonian deluge, you could drill a small hole in the bottom of the silencer to keep if from flooding into the IB and mechbox.

A well sealed unibody AEG suffers from less seepage. For example an AUG would probably suffer less leakage as the forend would probably shed water well, keeping it out of the mechbox. Conversely a M4 with it's upper-lower seam and external motor-grip seam offers more places for water to run into the mechbox and motor.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 06:46   #8
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Silicone spray eh? i live in BC too , where can i get some of this spray?
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Old July 17th, 2007, 06:56   #9
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Silicone spray eh? i live in BC too , where can i get some of this spray?
good oll canadian tire 8 bux a bottle

I have played 1 night game and it rained a litle but wasnt to bad and played on game where it pissed down rain to the point that i didnt want to move but i lived with it nothing happened to my gun
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:50   #10
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Never had any problems playing in rain. Just be sure to spray your weapons with silicone as stated above, otherwise parts will rust.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 11:11   #11
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I feel silly but the idea of Silly Putty came to mind....
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Old July 17th, 2007, 15:48   #12
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I could have sworn I saw a post like this a year or two ago.

Players just advised that you wipe your gun down well to prevent rust / corrosion of your gun's interior.
-VM

*Edit* Here we are...
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=27770
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=38325
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=8750
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=38921


Search next time.
um i check this thing almost every day. thanks for the help but you could of left that last sentence out...dickwad
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Old July 17th, 2007, 16:38   #13
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I could have sworn I saw a post like this a year or two ago.

Players just advised that you wipe your gun down well to prevent rust / corrosion of your gun's interior.
-VM

*Edit* Here we are...
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=27770
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=38325
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=8750
http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=38921


Search next time.
Sometimes its ok to ask a question thats already been asked. Chillax dude.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 16:50   #14
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um i check this thing almost every day. thanks for the help but you could of left that last sentence out...dickwad
Considering I found more than one thread, you should shut the fuck up and actually search next time. Help yourself.

dickwad? 13 y/o much.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 17:45   #15
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I HAVE THE SOLUTION!!!

Get a Mosfet! the fet itself can be made watertigh with a bit of sealing silicone (like in your bathroom, around your bath) The motor can run completely submerged (yes I tried it, in fact I run my new motor in water + alcool for 3 minutes.... help shaping new brushes)

Battery can be made watertight too with the help of the same silicone. everything else, just clean-up a bit after... that is all
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