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Old 05-16-2007, 01:59 PM
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Default Voltage PB slick stuff

I needed some lube for my matrix, so I decided to try PBN's very own voltagePB. They sell 4 types of lube, each having slighly different properties, but generally the same, with some benefits to some colors I assume. It's rather cheap, being the reason I chose to try it.

Ordering:
I pm'ed the guy at PBN, no answer, so I followed the link to the website in the PBN thread and ordered there, I was looking for the dark slime, one of 2 suggested over the other 2 to be used on matrixes. I noticed the website did not contain any specific order place for which type, so in the paypal notes I typed "please include Dark Slime". A little shifty, but it was only 10 bucks and he had some great feedback.

Arrival:
It came USPS, in a 3oz tub which was sealed with plastic over wrap. I got nervous because the pictures suggest that the lids are color coded to the "color" lube, and mine should have been a black lid, but it was yellow, the one that is considered generic lube (works on all guns equally well, no swell). I'm still not sure, since the color was a yellowish brown that looked similar to both yellow and slime. Frankly its slightly disappointing but since the lube works equally as well on matrixes (red is the only sweller) according to Voltage, I decided it wasn't worth the hassle, so I unwrapped it and opened the jar. Now, I had read a rare review here and there that this lube "smells bad" so I was cautious not to inhale, especially with the massive "DO NOT INGEST" label, but nothing could have prepared me for this nauseating smell. I opened the jar and BOOM a wall of synthetic smell which has a rather familiar yet indescribable odor. I would say it was definitely 0% organic smell, the closest thing I can think of is this old dandruff shampoo, "T-Gel" mixed with various rubber-like smells, maybe Teflon or something similar to WD-40. All of that combined x100 = the smell of this. I would say if you could turn pure odor into a solid, this could be it. Anyway, to the real review.

Application
Being careful not to get any of this vile mystery substance, which was plaguing my nostrils with constant bombardment, on my fingers, I used a popsicle stick to apply the lube to the bolt and chamber of my PMR. The lube appeared rather thick, but when I pulled the newly infected wooden shaft of death from this pool of pungent odorous mixture, it seemed to be much thinner, and smoother. While applying it to the bolt I noticed that it flowed easily and spread smoothly, but when I moved big blobs of it around, it seemed to keep a fine layer in the original spot. I apparently decided to lube the bolt wrong, by doing the front while it's outside of the bolt housing because when I pushed it through the front housing, a ton of lube came out through the air-in bolt resting ports... but despite being squeegeed by a tight sealing o-ring, It still stayed in place. So I cleaned up the excess and made sure some lube got into the breach on the forward portion of the bolt, and then I lubed the rear section, and the bolt housing. It all fit together smoothly and while putting the assembly in, I felt less resistance compared to when I used (ran out of ) an equivalent amount of my of dye slick lube. I screwed the back cap of my PMR in, and then proceeded to pull my shirt down from the position over my nose, where I had previously affixed it.

So far, so good, I'll get more review after I chrono and after I shoot some air to see how much stays where it should.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Voltage PB slick stuff

Follow up: It still smells in this room. My stomach hurts either from the burrito I ate earlier combined with my current food lust or the hate explosion of nausea from this lube.
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: Voltage PB slick stuff

Seems like it wouldn't be worth the trouble... I prefer being able to touch my lube and spread it with a finger, and not be killed by it. Besides dow33 is $10 for a 5oz. tube (or is a 10 oz?). If its too thick, I mix it with a bit of goldcup, and it turns out perfect.
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:45 PM
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Seems like it wouldn't be worth the trouble... I prefer being able to touch my lube and spread it with a finger, and not be killed by it. Besides dow33 is $10 for a 5oz. tube (or is a 10 oz?). If its too thick, I mix it with a bit of goldcup, and it turns out perfect.
IDK, this was pretty cheap. 3oz for 5 bucks, you can touch it... I just don't like lube fingers.................... all the time . The smell is definitely a huge deterrent though. normally it wouldn't but this smell could startle professional pit-sniffers.

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Old 05-16-2007, 05:13 PM
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AH! I remember the smell... its the preservative they use on the fetal pigs for dissection... not formaldehyde, but the nontox stuff... but in a way higher concentration.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:54 PM
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formol is formaldihyde but watered down and disolved in methanol so it isnt as bad
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:44 AM
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UPDATE! I just played and this stuff totally screwed up my rail. It was leaking like a mother so I tore it down, cleaned it out and put more of the lube on after getting the old stuff off. Bam, it leaks more. So finally i scrape this crap off, toss some good old dow 33 and my PMR seals up instantly and fires fine.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:17 PM
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Wow, thanks for the update, I was considering buy this stuff.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:16 PM
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Wow, thanks for the update, I was considering buy this stuff.
definately just stick to dow 33, and if you have some green, i've heard good things about hatersauce. I went out on a limb with this voltage PB stuff, and it was basically all of the following which occurred:

-She didn't respond to my private message
-I ordered the Lube and designated which kind in the paypal note since the site didn't have a place to indicate what kind.
-I received the wrong kind
-I almost passed out from the smell
-It didn't seal any air at all
-I got a metaphoric headache from the trouble it caused me along with an actual headache from the smell


overall I can't say I give it points for anything besides being cheap. I threw it away at the field. 1/10
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