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id0l
12-24-2004, 06:32 PM
While I was at Fry's today (which was a complete madhouse) returning my crappy, non-fuctioning headset, I came across a $5 can of "Silicone Lube" where they keep their duster spray, etc. Anyways, it states on the can that it is for use on "tools, linkages, pulleys and guides, business machines, motor bearings, battery terminals, plastic gears, and rubber parts. Safe on painted surfaces, rubber and plastic." It contains "N-Heptane (CAS 1142-82-5), poly(dimethylsiloxane) (non-hazardous, trade secret). Propelled with Propane (CAS 74-98-6)." On the front of the can it states "Wide temperature range, cleans and fabricates, displaces moisture, inhibits corrosion, no chlorinated solvents."

I was wondering if this would be safe to use for barrel lubrication and other vital parts in an AEG/GBB/etc. Don't ask me what "the trade secret" is, I have no friggin' idea. :)

Icedog213
12-28-2004, 12:05 AM
Im am fairly new to airsoft myself, but it does sound like it would be fine. I was told once before, that the parts in your gun would break or mess up before the chemicals could do anything noticable.

cleanshot
12-28-2004, 05:44 PM
You can get a really good quality silicone from Home Depot for a lot less. It's made by Gunk and if i remember right it's about 3 bucks a can.

id0l
12-28-2004, 10:30 PM
Is it a spray or a liquid? I didn't think $5 was too much for a big can (bigger than duster can), but hey anything cheaper is good.

cleanshot
12-29-2004, 05:44 PM
It is a spray can that is 11oz in size. It's what I use and I have not had a problem with it yet.

AustinWolv
12-29-2004, 05:49 PM
As long as it doesn't have petroleum distillates in it, you'll be fine. If it does, they'll break down the rubber parts, such as the hopup bucking, eventually.

cleanshot
12-29-2004, 07:02 PM
I didn't know that guess I will have to find it somewhere else. Thanks for the info Wolv.

Bear
12-29-2004, 09:22 PM
You can also find large cans of Silicone oil at Wal-Mart for around $2 a can if I remember correctly. They're yellow in color in the automotive section.

Obsidian
12-29-2004, 11:25 PM
Superlube....homedepot and lowes.... 2 to 3 bucks a can. Non petroleum based Teflon type lubricant. Best stuff I have come across to date.

AustinWolv
12-30-2004, 12:19 AM
Superlube....homedepot and lowes.... 2 to 3 bucks a can. Non petroleum based Teflon type lubricant. Best stuff I have come across to date.
Not for barrel lubrication, but great for other mechbox uses.

Obsidian
12-30-2004, 10:19 AM
I use 2 things....superlube and the lube gel stuff from Radioshack. Lube gel for everything in the mechbox and superlube for everything not in the mechbox. Superlube does wonders for a barrel. Hose it down and swab it out and you will only have to clean it 1/10th the frequency that you use to.

AustinWolv
12-30-2004, 10:26 AM
Gotcha, was thinking of LubeGel. My apologies.