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Old September 14th, 2009, 15:40   #16
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Originally Posted by Amos View Post
WD-40 stands for Water Displacement #40 it was originally meant to displace water off of electrical things... at least that is what I've been told.
I remember my chemistry prof in college telling me about this. You're correct on the name. As the name states, it was originally developed to prevent corrosion on metal parts by displacing the water. And they got it right on the 40th attempt, hence the WD-40 name. Its original use was to prevent corrosion and icing on Atlas missiles.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 15:41   #17
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Originally Posted by CDN_Stalker View Post
For oil, RC shock oil at hobby shops, various thicknesses, go for 10 or 20 weight ig they have. For grease, hit up Canadian Tire in the garage door section, they have tubes of white lithium grease for $5, use that for gears, etc.
That's what I use ..... white Lithium grease on my AEGs anyway
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Like seriously dude. The incredible lack of common sense in the question could be scientifically investigated for evidence of a black hole.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 16:38   #18
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I avoid ANY conductive oil near the trigger switch.. any oil gets in there it'll cause MASSIVE fowling of the contacts...
I didn't say I use it on the contact components, just the slide.

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Aaaand I'd avoid using oil on the hop-up rubber, silly oil tends to swell hop-up rubbers (depending on material) and impregnating them with oil... making the whole hop-up deign useless (Oiling something that relies on friction to work)
And I've used the same silicone for hopup assembly for years on dozens of guns. No issues or complaints yet.
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