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Old 10-07-2009, 03:30 PM #1
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Oil vs Lube; uses?

Bit of a dumb question...

When do you use oil, and when do you use lube?

I've been using oil on cockers, Tippmanns, etc, but I know nothing about lube.
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:27 PM #2
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Oil is a lubricant. If you mean oil vs grease however, there is a difference. Oil is generally used on more dynamic parts, such as the ram on a cocker or an Ego. Greases are used on regulators, spool valve markers, etc. The manual for any gun should tell you what lubricant to use and where. Cockers and tippys should be perfectly good on oil. Just pour a couple drops in the ASA before you play. You will want to disassemble and clean your regulators periodically though.

If in doubt refer to the stickies on the page for your gun here, they usually have some kind of guide to marker maintenance.
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Old 10-07-2009, 05:27 PM #3
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You use oil when your rubbing her back.
You use lube when you've moved on to......
Oh you meant in pb. In that case what he said^
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:02 PM #4
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OK, so grease(I've heard it refered to as lube, so...) is only for spools and regs? K, got it.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:27 PM #5
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OK, so grease(I've heard it refered to as lube, so...) is only for spools and regs? K, got it.
Pretty much. Marqs and Minis (inline poppets) also require lube.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:39 PM #6
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Sounds good. Is there any telltale signs that a gun should get grease?
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:05 PM #7
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What gun(s) are you talking about?
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:02 PM #8
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None in particular, just in general; IE, o-ring color, etc.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:55 AM #9
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Generally, any stacked tube poppet (Egos, Timmys, Legends, Spyders) use oil on their rammers. I don't quite remember with the Timmys, but I think some of them use Dow55? Spool valves generally use Dow33 or Dow55 (for Marqs - inline poppets).

For regulators always use Dow33. These are just general rules so they may vary depending on the gun. The best thing you can do is read your manual.
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