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Old March 4th, 2008, 18:25   #1
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What is Cylinder grease

Hi,

I just bought some new internals and I forgot to order cylinder grease. What exacly is it? Or what could I buy to suffice?

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Old March 4th, 2008, 18:28   #2
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100% silicone paste is what I used. Applied it very thinly and stretched my o ring manually to make sure compression is good. Seems to be holding up fine after 2 months.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 18:28   #3
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There are a couple companies out there that cylinder grease. Systema, guarder, G&P. Although I heard you can hit up Canadian tire and pick up a tube of Lith-Ease, its a white lithium grease. Comes in a white tube wuth red and black on the container with black cap. I hear it works alright. Im not to knowledgable on the stuff, so hopefully someone can speak up about it.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 18:33   #4
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I use white lithium on the gears. It would be handy if I could also use this in the cylinder.

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100% silicone paste is what I used. Applied it very thinly and stretched my o ring manually to make sure compression is good. Seems to be holding up fine after 2 months.
This makes sense as the systema and other airsoft brands are a yellowish semi transperant colour paste.

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Old March 4th, 2008, 18:35   #5
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White lithium should work if applied VERY lightly... too much grease and you plug up the holes in the piston head which expand and contract the O ring... and that'll cause a few problems.
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Hmm.

Thus meaning it will need to be reapplied every so often.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 18:38   #7
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White lithium should work if applied VERY lightly... too much grease and you plug up the holes in the piston head which expand and contract the O ring... and that'll cause a few problems.
ALso if you use too much, your inner barrel , bbs, and hop up will also be lubed. Not a good thing.
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---Applied it very thinly and stretched my o ring manually to make sure compression is good---

i was just lauging at the job here lol...imagine that sentence anywhere else except on a airsoft related forums lolol

sorry had to say it haha

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whoops... embarrassed now.

btw reading around this and other airsoft forums of people using silicone oil. hmm I wonder if anyone else is using silicone oil for cylinder. Certainly less friction than paste but I thought it would be too thin and move off the cylinder inner surface quickly over time leaning to poor compression, heat friction of o ring.
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---Applied it very thinly and stretched my o ring manually to make sure compression is good---

i was just lauging at the job here lol...imagine that sentence anywhere else except on a airsoft related forums lolol

sorry had to say it haha
The "goatse" shock pic popped to mind halfway through reading Syn's dubious line.

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Old March 4th, 2008, 23:50   #11
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Most airsoft-specific cylinder greases made by high end aftermarket companies (think Systema, Phoenix and Prometheus) are white, super slippery and are lighter in weight than Tokyo Marui, G&P, Classic Army or any of the other OEM greases. Airsoft-specific cylinder greases are finer and greasier than lithium grease (I've found.)

The best set of airsoft grease I've seen and used so far is the Prometheus one. It's based off one main grease and comes with a thinner as well as a thickener which allows you to adjust the viscosity level of the grease for the particular application you're using it for:


Prometheus PRO GRESS Gear Grease with Additives Set
- Gear Grease with 2 Types of Additives.
- User can create different mixtures for wider usage with different mixing ratios.
- 4-Compartment Container Included for keeping Mixtures.

Gear Grease
- Wide Working Temperature Range.
- Highly Lubricative and Long Lasting.
- Corrosion Resistant.
- Suitable for Heavy Duty Parts ( Gears / Gear Shafts / Reverse Latch / etc )

Oil Additive
- Mix with Gear Grease for lowering viscosity.
- Mixture suitable for High Speed Moving Parts ( Piston Rail / Pistol Slide Rail / Metal Bushings )
- Usage: Mix Oil ( Approx. 3-5% Volume ) with Gear Grease, Greater amount of oil forms lower viscosity mixture.
- NOTE: High amount of oil may cause mixture last shorter.

Powder Additive
- Flatten tiny hole on metal surface for lowering friction
- Mixture with Gear Grease suitable for High Speed, High Wearing Moving Parts ( Tappet Plate / Polished Gearbox Inner Surface )
- Usage:
Mix Powder ( Approx. 3-5% Volume ) with Gear Grease for Normal Use
Mix Powder ( Approx. 6-10% Volume ) with Gear Grease for Gear Run-In, wipe mixture with Gear Grease when Finished ( Minor remain is tolerable )





Another good alternative I've used is Tamiya Ceramic Grease.

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