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Old 12-20-2016, 11:06 AM #1
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Luuuube

Hey what kind of lube are youguys running these days in your matrixes? I remember back in the day we used slick honey on our trixes, and for warm weather was the best for dropping lrp and dwell. Any lubes similar or better? *please... Dont say dow.. Its not even in the same ballpark.*
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:21 AM #2
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I always run plain old Dow 33 in my Matrices. I experimented around with a lot of the other artisan lubricants out there and ultimately found Dow 33 to work the best all around in terms of maintenance interval, cold weather, rain, muddy weather etc. It can also be purchased in lifetime size tubes for just a little over what some of the re-packaged paintball lubes go for.

Slick honey still works just fine as well as do a decent number of other lubes.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:22 PM #3
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I have both lurker lube and dow33. For a conservatively tuned gun, it doesn't really make a difference. Interestingly, someone did a test on different lubes and found that slick honey produced the worst consistency with a very slight decrease in required LPR pressure.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:47 PM #4
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Slick honey is a mineral oil base and is not something I love around electronics. It can actually deteriorate some of the adhesives. I'd stick to silicone based greases. Period. Real dow 33 is now lighter than it used to be and is really good, better than most of the cheap knockoffs. PE is the only real stuff relabeled. Lurker is a silicone base. Other good lubes are militia and pooty insists his stuff is similar to Dow, but I haven't messed with it much.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:38 PM #5
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I dont buy the inconsistency post at all. Ive used slick honey for YEARS on all of my DMs with no issues. And unless you gob it on and your noid spits lube, you have nothing to worrie about electronics wise, not even with your eye wires.
Also used old SP brand shocker lube *dow33* for years and it was very very thick. If its thinned recently thats good. I had some of that garbage knockoff dow33 from evil too. Evil puss lube, and it was green and really thin. Ill check out some of that pooty juice hes been around for a while.
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Old 12-21-2016, 10:36 PM #6
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Slick Honey probably works fine because, like I said, there's not a huge difference between different greases. The difference can probably also be mitigated with a DM by adjusting the LPR or dwell. However, data is data: http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=1780410
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:09 PM #7
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Meh. Way too many uncontrolled variables in that "Data". Ill probably stick to slick honey. Im in warm weather year round and its proven better to me in my experience, than dow.

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Old 12-22-2016, 08:03 AM #8
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I've done durability tests on slickoleum (slick honey) and it's really not that great over time. MacDev militia beats it in every scenario and is a silicone based grease.
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sounds like you're set in your ways. enjoy the slick honey!
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