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Thread: Spring Gun Tuning

  1. #166
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    I'd stick with moly.

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    red lithium grease is used to stop the twang by blathering it on the spring

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    Thumbs up Spring Gun Tuning

    Great thread and many thanks to all for the great tips and advice.

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    Lubricants

    I have spoken at some length with Tony Leach about the best lubricants and he recommends a tiny amount of silicon oil+STP blue+WS2 for the inside of the compression tube of HW77s/TX200's and other sliding compression tube airguns.

    For standard spring guns a smidge of STP blue+WS2 is good for lubricating the piston seal in the compression chamber.

    For metal to metal a light coat of high moly paste(50% plus)/light grease is a highly recommended option.

    Tony Leach makes a very good point of advising against super thick greases where tolerances are close(such as the inside of the spring guide) as the grease may grab and cause inconsistent/low velocities.

    Well supported springs do not need masses of heavy grease.

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