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Old August 1st, 2009, 02:44   #1
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Greasing the spring...

Hello everybody!

So my airsoft gun is shooting too high for my local indoor game, so I bought myself a new spring to install it on(Yaya)!

The problem I ran into is lubricating the spring!... Like I have no idea what to use to do the job!... So I went into Canadian Tires and bought myself a "Tom's Secret Formula B-404 for all-purpose lubricant".

It's a spray bottle which I'm kind of having a little doubt in it. If anyone know anything about what I'm asking, please reply... Also, would the lub I bought any good for airsoft?....

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Old August 1st, 2009, 03:43   #2
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Hello everybody!

So my airsoft gun is shooting too high for my local indoor game, so I bought myself a new spring to install it on(Yaya)!

The problem I ran into is lubricating the spring!... Like I have no idea what to use to do the job!... So I went into Canadian Tires and bought myself a "Tom's Secret Formula B-404 for all-purpose lubricant".

It's a spring bottle which I'm kind of having a little doubt in it. If anyone know anything about what I'm asking, please reply... Also, would the lub I bought any good for airsoft?....
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Go here, familiarize yourself with airsoft terminology, and reword your post. I don't know what you mean by a "Spring bottle".

Unless that lube is white lithium only or 100% silicone oil, then it's not likely good for airsoft as a rule of thumb.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 04:17   #3
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Sorry, I meant to say spray bottle.

The bottle says
-Lubrication for moving parts
-Loosen rusted and frozen bolts and nuts
-Blocking moisture
-preventing rust

Which seems reasonable to be used to the spring in my mechbox...

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Old August 1st, 2009, 05:03   #4
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But to repeat the post before yours, does it say its "lithium" or "100% PURE SILICONE OIL" or not?
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Old August 1st, 2009, 05:08   #5
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Sorry, I meant to say spray bottle.

The bottle says
-Lubrication for moving parts
-Loosen rusted and frozen bolts and nuts
-Blocking moisture
-preventing rust

Which seems reasonable to be used to the spring in my mechbox...
that sounds like its meant for metal parts, might be bad for rubber parts, is it like a WD40 kinda thing?
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Old August 1st, 2009, 16:54   #6
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But to repeat the post before yours, does it say its "lithium" or "100% PURE SILICONE OIL" or not?
It does not say any of those...
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If it has any petroleum derivatives, it will be bad for any rubber parts you have in your gun. So, any WD-40 styled lubricant is bad for your parts.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 17:06   #8
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It says its made out of USA-grown natural vegetable oils and selective additives.
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It says its made out of USA-grown natural vegetable oils and selective additives.
Sounds like you can cook fries with that.....just kidding.
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It says its made out of USA-grown natural vegetable oils and selective additives.
That's what will kill your gun.

Go buy White litium grease, super lube, and 100% Silicon shock oil (light weight) and you're good, might run you $40.

Guns don't need much lube, just a light coating.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 17:56   #11
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You can buy white lithium grease from hardware stores for not a whole lot. Yes, there are airsoft-branded greases and oils, but honestly the white lithium you find in home hardware is the same as the white lithium at some airsoft specialty store. You're paying for the brand name, and the cute packaging it comes in. The pill-bottle like container at home hardware is the same, just make sure you do get white lithium and not something else on accident.

Do NOT skimp on the silicone oil, though. Must be 100% silicone oil. Most people usually just end up ordering a bottle or two to keep for maintenance, and that's if they even need it. Silicone oil is usually used for mags that have feed problems and need it oiled up for smoother movements. You can also use silicone oil on your hop-up sleeve to get it to fit in your hop-up unit if it's too tough without it.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 20:26   #12
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Does any type of lithium work? I bought a small tube of lithium grease. It didn't have the "white" on it though.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 21:15   #13
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Can't comment on that. I've always been told white lithium is your best option, since it's very versatile. You can basically use white lithium on your gears, piston, cylinder, anything that normally needs grease you can use white lithium grease on (Grease is not interchangable with 100% silicone oil). Unless there's something that white lithium has that lithium doesn't that could drastically destroy performance factors, I'd assume it's fine, however I'd wait until a more knowledgable person, such as a gun doctor, can confirm whether or not standard lithium grease is acceptable for use.
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You don't need to "grease your spring".

I'm surprised no one has mentioned that yet.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 22:22   #15
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You don't need to "grease your spring".

I'm surprised no one has mentioned that yet.
Oh wow. Fatality.

Thought that was mentioned earlier. Was just advising on grease and oil and whatnot. Greasy spring is greasy, that's it, heh.
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