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Old 02-20-2012, 07:41 AM #1
It's just too easy.
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Replace MicroRock LPR? **PIC**

So I'm currently rebuilding a cocker that's been sitting in a closet for years. I noticed that the LPR was not working correctly so I took it apart and found this on the tube...

The dry rot ate away at the o-ring and some metal plating has been chipped off. I can still see some slight "bubbling" around the damage. After a vigorous wipe-down, I can't get any more shards or flakes to come off my finger when scratched.

Do you think I need to replace this tube? What kind of lube should I be using on the new o-ring?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:42 PM #2
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regular paintball oil, the reg doesn't have any free moving parts so the finish really won't effect anything as long as it still seals
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:57 PM #3
Yeah, I can make that.
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Hate to say it but yeah, she's toast. Once the plating has flaked like that, the O-ring will no longer seal properly.

Technically, the main piston O-ring is below the flaked area you're showing, so you might be able to get a little more life from it with a fresh 'ring, but eventually you will have to replace it- and you might be chasing occasional creeping from debris contaminating the seals in the meantime.

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