Proper spyder maintenance goes as follows:
Use ANY paintball and or air tool oil: Gold cup and Tri-flow are examples. For years I stole my friends tippmann free samples and kept refilling my bottle.
Every game day for the most part put a couple drops in ASA bottomline (the part the tank screws into on the gun), put the tank on and dry fire your marker to shoot it through.
More extensive- Field strip your marker, wipe down your striker and bolt put a drop on the orings only and just rub it around. Clean the upper tube before re installing. This is pretty much done if and when you break paint which is probably after every outing.
Special note: The red striker oring when it starts to go bad you have more trouble recocking, just replace it with another red oring (or proper striker oring)
@clanless man whats with this generic answer, you're usually on point
Originally Posted by Clanless
What type of bolt do you have? Doesn't matter really, I can't think of any aftermarket bolts that don't have 1/2/3 orings and almost all older bolts including the aftermarket were aluminum If you have a delrin bolt with no o-rings, it doesn't need any lubrication,The new stuff and the ACS don't have orings and thats about it
use a thin gun oil on the o-rings of the bolt and the sealing face of the cup seal. so just focus on the cup seal.
Please don't, The valve side is to be installed dry. You have a leak, put a tank oring on the valve body and replace the cup seal. Any oil they see is from the regular maintenance of shooting oil through
If you are doing a complete break down, you'll want to also oil the o-rings on the valveI've always stood by dry valve install as the best course of action. Old dry orings can be limped along but new stuff is the way to go if your not out at the field. If your out at the field you can try oil, but grease will probably help it swell for now. As mentioned a CO2 tank oring will work great which every field has.
That covers basic lubrication. If you install an inline regulator like a CP or Hyper 2/3, then you'll want to look at getting a good lubricating grease based on Dow 33. But most Spyders don't need anything more than gun oil. Dow 33 is overkill in most cases.