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Old May 24th, 2009, 22:44   #1
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are airsoft guns water proof

I saw these videos on people submerging there airsoft (VFC) guns in water and i wondered if all guns are capable of doing the same... do any of you have any knowledge of airsoft guns surviving water
YouTube - VFC SCAR water test

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Old May 24th, 2009, 22:51   #2
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No reason you can't do this with any other airsoft gun except a PTW. You'd kill a battery pretty fast leaving it underwater, but there's no reason you can't do this with anything from a Kraken to a VFC.

But after submerging it like that, I'd be taking it apart to dry out the water and relubricate to prevent steel parts from rusting.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 22:59   #3
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you can do exactly what they did in that video with absolutely any non-paper weight guns (so systemas are a no go).
Why you would want to do this I don't want to know.

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Old May 24th, 2009, 23:02   #4
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Personally, I see these videos as pretty pointless since any AEG can do it. Submerging a gun isn't good for the battery and will kill it quickly. And it's not good for the motor either, so it's not recommended to do it. But there's really no reason you can't do it with any gun.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 23:17   #5
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I think the guy may have watched FutureWeapons a little too much, refering to the episode where they showed off the HK416.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 23:35   #6
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I love how people do these pointless tests....
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Old May 24th, 2009, 23:41   #7
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I love how people do these pointless tests....
It works, It amazed a new player..

If these were widely available, that would be enough to amaze a new player into buying one

Aaaaalll about the marketing
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Old May 24th, 2009, 23:54   #8
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Why dont you try and stick a toaster into your bathtub and find out if it works under water?

This way you can find out how electricity works!

Unless you plan to strip down your entire gun, strip apart your gearbox, wipe it clean, replace the motor (Cause theres no way in hell ur gonna get into all the nooks and crannies of your motor to dry it off) and magnets are made of ferrite (which rusts like CRAZY). Doing this would be VERY stupid as many parts would rust.

If you submerge it (from hiding in a pond or whatever) The least you can do is tie a condom around the barrel grease up the interior of your receiver and between the cracks of body parts (grip, stock, ejection port cover) and put a waterproof bag or some kind of encasement for your battery, wiring and switch assembly.

This will help with the amount of water in the gun, but is still NOT recommended.
This is also why i refuse to work on water damaged guns.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 00:03   #9
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I wouldn't submerge a PTW, nor any gun with electronic controls (Trigger Master, whatever).

I wouldn't be too worried about rusting steel parts on any AEG, most have little more than the occasional screw being steel at best. The motor would survive fine, but it's life expectancy would be reduced as the arc damage from the brushes on the comm would be pretty good with water as an insulator. DC does not flow very well through water.

The switch might not like the water very much either.
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afterall,they are toys with extremely different internals!!but i do have the exprience of exploding a GBB(TM advanced G26) in a waterproof test.
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If you want to play airsoft in your swimming pool or a Seals extraction team coming up through the waves onto a beach, go invest in some gas powered airsoft, either 1980s variety or the newer GBB ones.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 04:42   #12
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time to make an underwater field
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Old May 25th, 2009, 08:31   #13
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Ok thanks for the information guys... I was planing on trying it at some point but I just wanted to make sure that my gun didn't blow up in my face or pop out of the water to find myself staring down the barrels of 20 guys wile my gun decides not to shoot...

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I saw these videos on people submerging there airsoft (VFC) guns in water and i wondered if all guns are capable of doing the same... do any of you have any knowledge of airsoft guns surviving water
YouTube - VFC SCAR water test

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Could? Yes. Should it be done, no. You would have to spend hours ripping apart your gun and cleaning and drying and oiling EVERYTHING. Not to mention all the drying in the world wouldn't prevent damage from occuring to motor, maybe flashlights if you have them etc.

Wow, look how when he puts it together he lays it upside down and pushes the lower on while it's set on the scope! :O
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Old May 25th, 2009, 21:26   #15
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Ok thanks for the information guys... I was planing on trying it at some point but I just wanted to make sure that my gun didn't blow up in my face or pop out of the water to find myself staring down the barrels of 20 guys wile my gun decides not to shoot...

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Don't - trying it with a live battery inside your gun is very stupid can cause you injury through electrocution or if it is a lipo, it can explode in your hands.

Mechanicals will be alright. Electrical could be very dangerous. Again, if you want to do this, use a gas powered gun.
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