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#1 BarrieBaller28

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:08 PM

Should I lube my 09' SLG when I receive it, or does it come lubed?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:11 PM

Wipe it down with rubbing alchol and paper towel. Then relube.


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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:16 PM

^Why rubbing alcohol? I'm not trying to disrespect, just curious on why, I know some things get perceived differently over text on the internet.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:20 PM

so its nice and clean, it may be old lube on ur bolt.

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:07 AM

^Why rubbing alcohol? I'm not trying to disrespect, just curious on why, I know some things get perceived differently over text on the internet.


That's not a bad question. Only way to learn is to ask.

Always use rubbing alchol for cleaning your marker. It doesn't hurt the eyes and it breaks down grease. Your marker uses grease, and of course paintball fill is greasy. It also dries without leaving a residue.

The reason to clean and lube your new bolt is because it will not have fresh lube on it. Grease will break down and separate after time (same as a can of paint.) The marker has been sitting somewhere for a long time.


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Edited by slinkyaroo, 24 April 2009 - 08:18 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:11 AM

^^^^ I agree with these. whenever I get a new gun I rub rubbing alcohol on the bolt and wipe it off, then i apply some higher quality lube on it.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 10:41 AM

Grease does not break down quite as easily as Slinky says. You want to break down your marker and clean off the old lube, then re-grease, for the following reasons:
  • to make sure that it's properly greased
  • to make sure that the grease is clean and free of dust/dirt
  • to make sure that the orings are intact
Wiping off the old grease makes sure that any dirt trapped in the grease gets removed. It also helps make sure that you're not leaving excess lube on the bolt, which would just get blown out of the marker and coat your barrel... and a greasy barrel will make you shoot curve balls.

Do you NEED to lube a brand new marker fresh out of the box? No.
Can you lube a brand new marker fresh out of the box? Sure.
Do you need to use alcohol to clean your marker? No. Only if you can't get it clean with plain paper towels first.

Edited by CrazyLittle, 24 April 2009 - 10:41 AM.

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