Silicone lube from walmart

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by ncore, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. ncore

    ncore New Member

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    Normally, I buy all my stuff for airsoft online except for co2 cartridges.

    I need lube for my airsoft guns, and I don't want to over pay and wait a week for it to get to my house.

    If I were to get silicone lube, is there a specific type I should go for? I know I need to make sure it doesn't contain petroleum, but I just need some advice.

    Thanks
     
  2. Thatguyoverthere1111

    Thatguyoverthere1111 New Member

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    100% silicone oil. I've heard RC shock oil works.
     

  3. Njnewland

    Njnewland New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just MAKE SURE you get 100% silicone.
     
  4. ncore

    ncore New Member

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    okay thanks bundles. I was worried about stuff like quality of the oil. Have either of you had experience with walmart silicone oil?
     
  5. willer2122

    willer2122 New Member

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    Do you need oil or spray?
     
  6. Shootingstarr

    Shootingstarr New Member

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    What brand is it? At my local walmart they carry CRC Heavy Duty Silicone. I asked one of our local techs a good way to test this stuff before I used it. After my test this stuff left just enough doubt in my mind not to use it.
     
  7. ncore

    ncore New Member

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    Doesn't matter too much

    I don't know what brand exactly. As soon as i get back from vacation on saturday, I will know what my local walmart sells
     
  8. Thestig

    Thestig Some say... Supporting Member

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    I have heard the hydrocarbons in the spray are bad for plastics. Oil is usually better.
     
  9. Adman234

    Adman234 New Member

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    Crc heavy duty is good, orings soak it up, It's weird. Good for boreups or other orings you need to make bigger.

    100% silicone is better though.
     
  10. EvilBetty

    EvilBetty New Member

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    I know this is an old thread, but for anyone browsing for Walmart substitute silicone as I am, I just found this on the Safety Data Sheet for "CRC Heavy Duty Silicone".

    Code:
    COMPONENT                    CAS NUMBER               % by Wt. 
    Heptane isomers               various                   25 - 35 
    Acetone                       67-64-1                   30 - 40 
    Polydimethylsiloxane          63148-62-9                 2 - 5 
    Liquefied petroleum gas       68476-86-8                25 - 35
    It's only 2-5% silicone and tons of petroleum components and acetone.
     
  11. killerbee

    killerbee New Member

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    Thanks for posting that info. I suppose that a lot of other brands of silicone spray that is sold off the shelf could potentially have those same ingredients unless it is labeled 100% silicone.
     
  12. Lil_Shady

    Lil_Shady Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You will never see spray silicone that is 100% silicone, it has to have a propellant in it that makes it spray.

    There's a reason I only use RC shock oil. It's 100% silicone and is easier to apply.