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#1 Pyeuwnie

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 10:36 PM

Um should i lube my tank threads? or my asa threads? if yes, what kind of lube can i use? would some dow33 grease work? thanks!



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:10 PM

You don't really need to, but it doesn't hurt. The popular suggestion is a drop of Tri-flow, but any sort of gun oil like that would work.



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:11 PM

You don't really need to, but it doesn't hurt. The popular suggestion is a drop of Tri-flow, but any sort of gun oil like that would work.

dammit predator i was just about to say that lol
but yeah, tri-flow for sure


 


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:15 PM

Any idea where i can get tri-flow? and would i just put a drop of them on each tank oring?


Edited by Pyeuwnie, 30 May 2014 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:18 PM

Any idea where i can get tri-flow? and would i just put a drop of them on each tank oring?

you can get it from macrolineguy.com 
and you can either put it on the tank threads or put a few drops in the asa


 


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:17 AM

I found tri-flow at a local bicycle shop

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 10:11 AM

Does that actually help with performance? Because the manual for my marker says not to put a drop of oil in the ASA because it could affect consistency in FPS.
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:49 AM

The triflow is to help make screwing the tank in easier and smoother. The reason your manual probably says that is because they probably think people will put the triflow in the Asa rather than on the threads, causing for the oil to get in your lines, in your reg, all over everything, causing for consistency loss
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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:19 PM

Does that actually help with performance? Because the manual for my marker says not to put a drop of oil in the ASA because it could affect consistency in FPS.

Works for Tippmann's but not much else.


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Posted 01 June 2014 - 06:44 AM

This only really matters when you don't have an on/off/purge ASA, because the entire point is to make screwing the tank in easier when under pressure. If you've got an on/off/purge ASA, you don't need to worry about it.

 

Also, to be doubly clear: this only goes on the threads! Don't put anything near the fill nipple, ever.


Edited by Lotus, 01 June 2014 - 06:59 AM.

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