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PostSubject: Re: WD40 or Silicone Oil?   Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:41 am

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Oh yah, the grease works great whether it is silicone base or just simple gun grease and, as you note the detonator will stay cleaner as the grease seems to help combustion of the phosphorus or something like that. The grease helps combat friction and lessens the stress on the O-rings as they don't have to drag across the inner walls of the cartridge dry. Grease might help the 5mm O-rings on the Ingram and the Tanaka 5mm cartridges too and they might not tear as much as the dry ones do.

You really cannot beat the MGC series 70 .45's as you can see in my video, the MGC Combat Commander (HW) works great and it actually feels like a .22 when i fire it. The more that i fire these HW modelguns the more that i enjoy them over the ABS models. Collecting cartridges seems to be my hobby lately as i am seemingly just collecting them now and not as many modelguns as i used to collect. A person could if they wanted, could just collect modelgun cartridges and have several variants in their collections.
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PostSubject: Re: WD40 or Silicone Oil?   Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:42 am

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Are we talking about thick grease? Not just silicone oil?
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PostSubject: Re: WD40 or Silicone Oil?   Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:44 am

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Yeah rizzo its grease out of a tube so thick stuff not spray can, tried the spray and not very good for the piston.

I got my grease from maplin about 2.99 a tube i have not been able to find tubs of it unfortunaly.

It seems to work great and is not as dirty as using oil which is great as the gun will function a lot better.

The grease for airsoft cogs etc would be fine i think.
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PostSubject: effects   Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:40 pm

if i use wd 40 once on a stock jg md, what will happen to the barrel, hop-up and hi cap mag internals? please reply cause im a new airsofter and i kinda used wd 40 cause i thought it would clean well until i saw this forum. please reply
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PostSubject: Re: WD40 or Silicone Oil?   Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:43 pm

Hello maximoto, welcome to the forum Very Happy

As far as cap-firing modelguns are concerned, WD40 is usually best avoided. Plastics and Rubber can deteriorate if it is used. Opinion is that the propellant and other chemicals mixed in WD40 do the damage eventually.
Purpose made Silicone Gun Oil is claimed to clean, lubricate and repel moisture from all types of guns, plastic, zinc alloy, steel etc.

For general cleaning of barrels, you only need a very small drop of Silicone Oil (the thicker type sold in Dropper bottles) applied to a patch and pushed through the barrel with the cleaning rod.
Make sure your hop-up rubber is backed right off or the rod may damage it.
Magazines will either be plastic or metal, either way the Hi Caps have a spring and tensioning mechanism inside. Too much oil can clog everything up, so only use Aerosol Silicone Oil very sparingly and not too often.

WD40 can be used on Detonator Pins and in Chambers to create extra smoke when firing PFC cap firing modelguns but this cannot be achieved with Airsoft type guns.

I hope this helps you some

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