........Paintball marker oil is way too expensive. $3.00-$5.00 for one ounce. Give me a break.............
thanks for the tip but please explain why 3-5 dollars is expensive when most people can spend hundreds to thousands on paintball equipment? for that matter, hundreds to thousands more for field fees and paint.
sure, there are alternatives not meant specifically for paintball. i have heard of cheapsters using transmission fluid or baby oil as well as other awry substitutes. if you're using something like a spyder, fishy, cocker, tippmann, ect, yea using a cheap alternative may be ok. hell if i'd suggest using it in something with an electro-pneumatic solenoid, no way. that's when teflon and silicone based oils are needed. for that matter, what does the -55* affect of co2 have on tool oil?
far as distillates go, when i first stared playing, i used a gun oil. i let 1 of my guns set for about a year without use. when i took it out again all the orings lubricated with this oil were dilapidated to the point where they stretched and stayed that way when pulled on and there was a black residue where the rings had actually melted. needless to say, i had to replace them all. just on that cue, how quickly do you think wear would occur using lubes with distillates?
for a few dollars chump change, it's a safe bet i'd stick to the lubes specifically meant for paintball guns.
Edited by Phantasm, 12 September 2010 - 04:23 PM.