Hi . I always give my Airwolf a good wipe with a silicone cloth after use. My mate disagrees and uses gun oil and a rag. Just wondering what is the opinion of other members
Last edited by tazvmax; 29-02-2008 at 07:21 PM.
I'm a silicon cloth man.
Keep it in its bag too
Gun oil on a rag. Got one that I've had since 1983 when I bought my first air rifle, starting to look a bit tatty now, well it's actually falling to bits
The silicone cloths dont seem to have enough oil in for my liking.
On my Daystates I use the oil they supply and on my others Napier gun oil.
Silicone is a killer to working parts.
Regards, Kevin -
silicone cloth,had my last one about 10 years and only topped it up once.
Could someone please tell me what is the problem with silicone and moving parts, what damage does it cause,and is silicon cloth ok for pcp exterior?
Last edited by tazvmax; 29-02-2008 at 07:22 PM.
Silicon - if it gets onto a load bearing metal to metal surface causes galling - where a layer of the material oxidises and then rubs off under light friction exposing a fresh surface to be exposed which then does the same thing.
it kind of makes the surface a bit scabby and balled up - gouging material out of a spot and pushung it in the direction of travel.
Basically it will cause the surfaces to seize solid and it doesnt take much to acheive this wonderful state of affairs.
It doesnt neceassirly affect all metals but the risk is high so that is why I prefer a decent mineral gun oil on a lint free cloth
try typing in galling in google
Damn this accursed slydexier, deslixia, slesdex-e-her. Well damn it anyway
3 in 1 oil shoved on a rag.
Does the job, costs 2 quid a tin at the most from the gun shop or B&Q. Lubes moving parts.
Smells nice to
Never even seen one of these silicone cloths about in the shop.
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I'm an oil boy.
Either Break Free or Brunox.
Smells nice too.
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I got a chamois leather from a motor factors, which I impregnated with a combination of moly gun oil, wax furniture polish and walnut stock oil/wax which I use all over the rifle, both wood and metal work and it seems to work fine.
Mineral and vegetable oil attracts dust, silicone oil does not.
Whatever you do do not rub silicon on your gun as it will take the finish clean off.
Silicon is a quartz, silicone is a member of the class of polymeric synthetic materials that has a high resistance to temperature, water and chemicals with good insulating and lubricating properties.
Silicon on the other hand is a grey crystalline solid and rather aggressive if rubbed on airguns.
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Philips 303 Barrel Cleaner. Mix with water to clean interior of barrels(shotgun & rifle) &wipe down exterior neat. Works a treat & smells nearly as good as p***y!
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