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Old 09-12-2012, 03:07 PM #1
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GT and cold weather

I just had a quick question about how GT's do in colder weather. Im from the NW and play year round and was wondering if the GT's held up well in weather around the 40 degree to 50 degree mark? I searched this subject and I found a person who suggested that you use synthetic oil in the colder months to help with clones that have FSDO in colder weather. I have always been under the impression to use whatever the manufacturer recommends. Basically just looking for someone with first hand experience.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:51 PM #2
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I live in New Hampshire so understand cold weather paintball. My VX didn't skip a beat in cold weather using the original Militia Lube so I assume the GT will follow suit. The new V2 Militia Lube is supposed to be good in cold weather also. Some people suggest cutting lube with a little bit of gun oil to thin it out a little bit but I think this new V2 lube is going to be fine just the way it is.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:51 PM #3
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I have heard good results from customers in. CANADA and a few other places. I can't speak too much about them in cold weather since I live in Southern California but I don't see any issues that should effect anything. Like mark has stated the new V2 militia lube is awesome and you would not see any with normal maintenance.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:56 PM #4
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Thanks for the quick and courteous replies
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:37 PM #5
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I haven't had a chance to play in Cold Weather with this gun but most Spool Valve guns work without a problem if lubricated at the right amount.

I've been using the TechT Gun Sav in my GT and it's been working flawlessly as it goes on smooth and thin.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:13 AM #6
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I have heard good results from customers in. CANADA and a few other places. I can't speak too much about them in cold weather since I live in Southern California but I don't see any issues that should effect anything. Like mark has stated the new V2 militia lube is awesome and you would not see any with normal maintenance.
I bet the mention of the word Canada brings shivers to you
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:50 AM #7
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It dose, I'm used to 75-80 at Christmas.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:28 PM #8
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i'll let you guys know in a month. Michigan mine as well be apart of Canada lol
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:21 PM #9
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Im from Norway, its pretty much cold 7-8 months of the year here... Upp the dwell a bit and do not overlube, you will be fine.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:24 PM #10
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We play outside all winter in weather down to about 10 degrees F here in the inland northwest US. When the GT came out in April, I put one in the freezer to about 8 degrees F (according to my IR thermometer), tried it out and it did fine. For extreme weather, the batteries will give out and paint will turn to soup in the hopper, but but my DX, V2 clone, and Droid are cycling fine. I am anticipating the same with my GTs after seeing the freezer test. The only thing I do different in cold weather is use militia lube very thin, and turn the dwell up about 2 ms, and it does fine. Occasionally there may be some FSDO if it gets below freezing, but not enough to cause a problem. The biggest problem is keeping the paint from condensing snow and frost on it and turning to soup. Keeping the paint in the car between games can help. I am liking the new militia lube so far, and will see how it does in about two months.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:10 PM #11
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As per the Spoolie in Cold Weather mention....

I have a Droid and am in Canada and have played with it outside in blizzard with it being -20 C with wind chill and no issues Man that day rocked! The only thing I had on hand was an extra battery in jacket keeping warm just in case.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:37 PM #12
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It dose, I'm used to 75-80 at Christmas.
try living in west texas we get 70-90 in december
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