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Old March 1st, 2010, 18:23   #16
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any one know a place to buy good silicone oil ? i heard that some types of silicone oil could damage the internals of the gbb
RC Hobby shops if you can't get the AI stuff.

I use this stuff: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2602/...c806cb517b.jpg

It was a little bit more than $5 after tax from my local RC shop (in Vancouver).

DO NOT use aerosol silicone oil (ie. the 3 in 1 stuff from Canadian Tire/Rona/Home Depot) unless it's the TM or other "airsoft approved" silicone spray. There are petroleum products that will eat away at the rubber o rings in the Canadian Tire stuff.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 18:44   #17
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The video that L473ncy suggested regarding GBB basic maintenance should probably be stickied somewhere on ASC.

Personally, when I first get a hold of a GBB, I clean it before lubing it up. A good example of why you should do this is my Army MEU (look up my review and the attached pictures) - that grease between the loading muzzle and BBU is very likely not a good thing. Another example of why you should clean a GBB before lubing it is my used KJW M9 - the previous owner or two probably never dismantled it for cleaning, as there was a thick layer of black goop all over the internals (it was worse inside the internals in the frame) that desperately needed to be cleaned off. Adding more lube on top of the grime would have just made the grime loosen up and allow it to work its way further into the metal of the internals.

Anyway, regardless of the condition that your first GBB arrives in, you will likely see a slight increase in efficiency if you give it even a half decent cleaning (the slide rails are the absolute minimum). This is especially important if you're running a single stacker, i.e. a 1911 or variant, but regardless, a proper cleaning/lubing will most definitely allow for a more satisfying shooting experience with any GBB. And yes, there is such a thing as too much lube.

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just a tip to add...when you have it field stripped the hammer will be cocked, and you WILL be tempted to press the trigger...DON'T. It's never a good idea to let the hammer fall and strike nothing but the frame/innards to stop. It's a quick way to bash bits/parts.
And amen to that.


Edit: whoops, just realized that the topic was started a while ago. Holonite: go with RC lube. I believe the stuff I use (don't have the bottle with me right now) is for RC shocks, but I may be mistaken. Just make sure that it is truly 100% silicone oil, as a *something-something* chemical is really bad for the rubber seals in any GBB. I find that the thicker lube (as for RC shocks or whatever) works better for the moving parts of pistols, as lighter weights of oil tend to slop all over the place when firing - not good, because your parts will run themselves dry again in a shorter amount of time.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 17:00   #18
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In the RedWolf video that L473ncy posted the instructor is using two different types of lube - one in the spray bottle and what looked like liquid in the dropper bottle. Does anyone know why this is? I just bought a KWA 1911 GBB and I need to conduct my first cleaning. All I know is I need 100% silicon oil.

EDIT: I've also read about spray silicon oil from Canadian Tire destroying internals - is this true? Where is the best place to buy silicon oil? (still not sure if i need liquid or aerosol)

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Old March 23rd, 2010, 18:42   #19
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The aerosol stuff they use is 100% pure silicone oil. The spray stuff from Canadian Tire usually has petroleum distillates or something that will chew up rubber (I'm talking about the 3-in-1 silicone lubricant or anything else like that, yes it may be silicone oil but there is other crap in it as well).

The one they use in the Redwolf video I believe to be the TM branded silicone spray but there are other airsoft manufacturers that also make silicone spray.

It's this or this that you want. NOT THIS STUFF

The "water looking stuff" is 100% pure silicone oil. Likely RC Shock oil (it's 100% pure silicone oil if you're wondering).
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