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Old 11-28-2012, 11:08 AM #1
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Oiling my gun when using CPA.

Hi,

Last time I played paintball consistently was back in 2005ish and I used only CO2. Now that I'm getting back into it I'm going to be purchasing a CPA tank and I've noticed all the horror stories about not allowing oil to get into the fill nipple/etc due to combustion that can occur.

Back when I played the most common way to oil your gun (without taking it apart) was to place a few drops in the (ASA?) connector where your tank screwed in and fire a few shots. Is it safe to do that with a (pressurized) CPA tank? Or would I risk some oil creeping back through the regulator.

I tried googling, etc and just found people talking about not placing oil directly into the fill nipple (nothing directly about this in the safety sticky either). I'm 90% sure that's because it's safe but I figure it would be best to check instead of have my tank fail while some poor sap is filling it.

Thanks.

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:08 PM #2
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Putting a few drops in the asa is completely fine and it won't work its way into the regulator or tank.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:11 PM #3
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Putting a few drops in the asa is completely fine and it won't work its way into the regulator or tank.
Yep. And remember this, when it's time to lube the internals of the reg. Use a non petroleum base lubricant. It depends on the brand of reg, but normally dow 33 is appropriate lube
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:18 PM #4
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Awesome, thanks.
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