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Old April 14th, 2009, 00:13   #1
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cleaning your mechbox

Sorry if this has been posted already, but are there certain types of silicon or lithium grease needed?
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Old April 14th, 2009, 00:18   #2
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the gearbox needs only a small amount of grease, go to your local canadian tire and buy "white lithium" grease for the gears, for the piston head's oring i recommend the sticky-g oring grease from airsoft parts.ca great stuff! and thats pretty much it!
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Old April 14th, 2009, 00:29   #3
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any type of silicon lube will do as long as it says protects rubber right? even if its from canadian tire?
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Old April 14th, 2009, 00:48   #4
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should do the job but i personally prefer grease on the piston head
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Old April 14th, 2009, 01:07   #5
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any type of silicon lube will do as long as it says protects rubber right? even if its from canadian tire?
Just don't get anything with with petroleum products/distillates.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 01:26   #6
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what happends if lithium grease is on ur piston head etc?
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what happends if lithium grease is on ur piston head etc?
hmm ! It's nothing. not sure now but that's what I did since that I can't find that silicone oil or super lube.

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Old April 14th, 2009, 01:36   #8
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so you can use lithium grease if you have to? But silicon would be better i take it.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 08:34   #9
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A couple of times doing my mechbox I've used only lithium grease inside it.. from the gears to the piston to the O-rings. I noticed no difference between using lithium grease and using silicone oil on the piston and O-rings.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 11:05   #10
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I've been messing around with StickyG grease sets (moly lube gear grease and silicone cylinder grease)...Airsoftparts.ca carries it. Nice stuff, the gear grease is very slippery. Excess tends to fly off the gears. The cylinder silicone grease is pretty thick...and doesn't "liquefy" at temp (the cylinder can get pretty hot under long full auto bursts). One set is enough to do several full rebuilds.

Other than that I've just used white lithium grease for everything...works fine.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 17:38   #11
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I vote Superlube! You can safely use it on any part of a gearbox. Its harder to find but you don't need lots so it lasts awhile.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 21:59   #12
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ok i thought lithum grease melted or weakend non metal parts or sumthing
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Old April 14th, 2009, 23:25   #13
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So basically all i have to use is white lithium grease?
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So basically all i have to use is white lithium grease?
If you can't find super lube or other kind of grease whatever, then Canadian Tire white lithium grease would do the job. I used it all my gun and since no issue yet but I can't guarantee that.

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Old April 15th, 2009, 00:07   #15
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Airsoftparts has a G&P Grease set that works great.
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