Can I just use silicone oil and grease to re grease my gearbox?

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by AznMunkay, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. AznMunkay

    AznMunkay New Member

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    I'm going to re grease my gearbox today for the first time and what I have on me right now is silicone oil and grease, will they work at all? If so, which do I use to lube the parts of the gearbox.
    Sorry, the grease is not silicone it's Polyurea grease, will that work?
     
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  2. NiteStalker

    NiteStalker New Member

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    Just a little of Grease for the Gearbox Nomore then that.To much will make it nasty in side.Silicone oil Is for just to keep it Lube in between games Always keep your Guns Clean
     

  3. AznMunkay

    AznMunkay New Member

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    But is Polyurea grease ok?
     
  4. L5132

    L5132 New Member

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    Pick up some white lithium grease. I'm sure what you have will work, but most people do use white lithium. I mix the grease with a little bit of silicone oil, and it works great.
     
  5. AznMunkay

    AznMunkay New Member

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    Ok I picked up some White Lithium grease from the nearby auto shop, time to get greasing :)
     
  6. hammerhead

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    I use a pure silicone oil for rc car shocks. Wouldn't exceed the 20 or 22.5 weight though. Telson grease is good in the gearbox as well. Still a little goes a long way.
     
  7. connor357

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    hey
    can i use regular hardware store silicon based oil for my gearbox and internals or do i have to use grease?
    thanks
     
  8. BoogerMc

    BoogerMc Airsoft Jedi Master Supporting Member

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    Generally, no. Most of these contain additives that will damage plastic parts inside the gearbox. Use only 100% pure silicone oil. If it comes in a spray can, read the contents, ensure there are no petroleum based products or propellants. Nitrogen is an acceptable propellant, but propane should be avoided for gearboxes.
     
  9. crankestein

    crankestein New Member

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    I agree, although I use Traxxas pure silicone used for 1/8 nitro buggy front and rear diffs, lightest one. Only a small amount applied with a Q-tip, no problems with a 13:1, high speed motor, 7.4v lipo. Mine is set for CQB, 270fps, 100M spring, Sorbo, AoE.

    If it can hold the power of Nitro of a .28 Big Block motor reaching 40 + mph, its more than enough for a Airsoft GB.
     
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  10. hammerhead

    hammerhead New Member

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    Yup. I love it. A tech buddy of mine was teaching me aeg teching since i was a gbb tech and didn't do batteries. Now i love that stuff
     
  11. L5132

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    The issue with just the shock oil, especially the light stuff, is that the airsoft gearbox isn't sealed, so it doesn't stay quite as well. A lot of people I know mix white lithium and shock oil, and that works well.
     
  12. hammerhead

    hammerhead New Member

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    Teflon grease on gears, silicone grease on seals and o rings