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Old 02-09-2012, 03:51 PM #1
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Lube/oil on barrel?

I was cleaning my barrel kit, and I noticed only 2/7 pieces had some form of oil or lube on it. I've never lubed my barrel before because I know you want to keep it as dry as possible... But should I be giving some care to the threads/orings?
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:54 PM #2
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The lube may come from over lubing your bolt. Keep in mind you only want a couple of drops -tops- on your bolt orings. You just want them wet, not drowning.

As far as the threads go, I like to baby my stuff. I wrapped my threads in teflon tape for my J&J kit. They come on and off a lot smoother, and it doesn't wear the threads. Granted, they might not have worn anyway, but I just like the way they come on and off with the tape. You don't feel any metal dragging. And as cheap as teflon tape is, it doesn't bother me having to replace it every now and then.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:10 PM #3
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Shouldnt need to oil your barrel threads.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:34 PM #4
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Shouldnt need to oil your barrel threads.
I agree with ^
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:36 PM #5
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I put one drop of oil on the barrel threads to make it easier to screw on, but that's about it. That probably isn't even good for it either, oh well xD
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:05 PM #6
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Leave it alone unless it makes bad squeaking noises when you put it on.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:17 PM #7
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Depends on the gun. Usually I'm fine without lube, and you definitely don't want oil inside the barrel as it will screw your accuracy. I don't have a barrel kit, just a couple different barrels that I use, so my point of view may be a bit skewed.
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i would say no oil but some people do put a drop on their threads i guess to each their own but unless its a pain to screw in and out i say leave it be
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:08 PM #9
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I put one drop of oil on the barrel threads to make it easier to screw on, but that's about it. That probably isn't even good for it either, oh well xD
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i would say no oil but some people do put a drop on their threads i guess to each their own but unless its a pain to screw in and out i say leave it be
Shouldn't need any oil or lube to thread in your barrel. If so then you might wanna clean your gun a little better.


Now for the sake of the anodizing in new guns, I've seen company apply small bit of lube on the threads. But that was merely to help keep the anodizing looking good.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:15 AM #10
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probably just means your putting a little too much lube on your gun and its just blowing it out.

also paintballs tend to have oil on them.

just run your barrel under some hot water at the end of the day to keep it nice and clean.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:58 AM #11
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Shouldn't need any oil or lube to thread in your barrel. If so then you might wanna clean your gun a little better.


Now for the sake of the anodizing in new guns, I've seen company apply small bit of lube on the threads. But that was merely to help keep the anodizing looking good.
i dont i know some who do for whatever reason and i was trying to think of an example were it would be needed
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:42 AM #12
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:02 AM #13
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also some put rainX in their barrel to make the balls slicker
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:21 PM #15
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little dab of grease on barrel threadings won't do anything bad except make it easier to screw on/unscrew throughout the day, if there's oil in the barrel, that may mean you should have dry fired after lubricating your bolt/system a little more before attaching the barrel again.

and oil on the bolt is ALWAYS a good idea. Allows it to seal better, prevents breech wear, it's just all around good. Just use good quality oil or a light application of grease.
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