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    Posted: 01 October 2012 at 7:03pm
After every match I lube my Tippmann A5 and 98 Custom ACT thoroughly. I have had great success with Gold Cup Lubricant on the inner Halves of the body of the guns, the Tombstone, ASA, Guide Rods and Pins, Ball Detent, everywhere air passes, and every O-Ring within reach. I can't tell you the last time I had an O-Ring fail and the only time I ever experience and air leak is typically through the Remote Line or a bolt that hasn't been tightened down in some time.

My question is weather this is a recommended practice or not? Also, I purchased some TechT Gun Sav (grease) some time ago, but never have found a common use for it. Is there an area that I should grease the guns? And, is there an area that I should not be applying lubricant?

I'm not limited to thinking I have found the best product in terms of lubricants on the market, but am more interested in what you guys use and/or suggest in terms of lubricants and greases.


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Tippmann recommends their lubricants for their markers, but all in all, gold cup, Tippmann, and Hoppes #9 oil all work pretty much equally well. The "grease" type lubricants are more relevant to FASOR and Spool-Valve markers. These operate until varying pressures and their parts move very, very rapidly. Regular oil would just blow out of the system and thus, a "stickier" lubricant is needed like Dow-33, Tippmann Lube, or DYE Slick Stuff. That's not to say you can't use those lubricants on your normal blowback-operated markers, but you don't need to, and as it's more expensive, you should probably just stick with the cheap stuff.

As far as what all needs to be lubricated, of course you want to lubricate your moving parts, just don't over do it. An excess of lubricant will attract and trap dirt, sand, dust, etc causing wear and tear on your marker. A light film is all that is needed on the o-rings. To oil the valves of your markers, put 1-2 drops in the ASA, take your barrel off, screw in your CO2 tank, and dry fire the marker a few times. This will work the oil through the valve, lubricating it from the inside out. You want to take your barrel off before doing this to prevent oil from building up on the inside.
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