gear lube

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by drummgod, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. drummgod

    drummgod New Member

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    Is there anything else you can use to lube your hop up gears other than the silicone lube that Ive never heard of or know where to get?
     
  2. Star_folder

    Star_folder New Member

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    Why are you lubing your hop up gears? They don't really need to be lubed, they aren't under much pressure and don't need to be able to easily spin either.
     

  3. drummgod

    drummgod New Member

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    I see. Is there anything I need to lube just for normal maintenance? I just make sure my inner barrel is clean at this point.
     
  4. marine121496

    marine121496 Wahahaha~ Supporting Member

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    You can lube the gears in the gearbox, and the piston teeth.
     
  5. Star_folder

    Star_folder New Member

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    Making sure your inner barrel is clean is the biggest thing to do. If you can open your gearbox, using silicon oil on the o-rings, and teflon grease (or any dielectric grease) on the gear axles will help keep stuff running smoothly. But, generally, the gearbox won't effect your performance as much as the clean barrel will in a stock gun.