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Old 02-12-2007, 12:47 PM
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I clean my real guns with WD40. Is that OK for my VS3?

I do wipe the outside down with WD40 so that it's easier to clean after playing. But what abotu the insides?

Is there anything that I can use inside the barrel to make it easier to clean on breaks?
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:49 PM
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I clean my real guns with WD40. Is that OK for my VS3?

I do wipe the outside down with WD40 so that it's easier to clean after playing. But what abotu the insides?

Is there anything that I can use inside the barrel to make it easier to clean on breaks?

Just use paintball oil, it is very cheap, and it does the job perfectly.

For the barrel...a squeege
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:49 PM
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I dont think you are supposed to.
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:52 PM
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you can sqeegee the whole gun...barrel includeing the internals.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:00 PM
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I dont think you are supposed to.
I know that you can squeege the barrel but isn't there some type of oil that I can use inside of the barrel to make it easier to clean?

If it's oiled, most of the paint will blow out on breaks.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: Wd40

You can use rainx which is a brand of windshield wiper fluid, get it inside the barrel and it'll help you shoot through chops, just reapply every few cases, Otter recommends it!. Oil in the barrel will actually just make your accuracy worse because balls will be able to spin and go all over the place.

As to gun oil, don't use wd-40, you payed alot for the marker, don't waste your money by keeping it going using the incorrect lube, just get some paintball specific oil and use that- even goldcup which is a dollar a bottle is perfectly fine, and even recommended for spyders.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:10 PM
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I've been told that many oils and degreasers (WD-40 is a de-greaser) contain detergents and/or chemicals that over time can break down o-rings. On the other hand, I have a friend that uses Hoppes gun oil. Most people change out an o-ring when there is a loss in performance (and they are cheap); so is there any merit to not using marker specific oil? I use slick honey:

http://www.slickoleum.com/index.html

Marker specific lubes are relatively cheap anyways.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:24 PM
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No WD-40, and I don't recommed using it on your real guns either, it penetrates too well and if it gets on your ammo it could wet your powder.

For your markers use a lightly moistened clean rag or battle swab, then dry with another clean rag and then apply a thin film of marker oil to the striker, etc.
For your guns, use gun solvent or Rusty Duck gun cleaner, you can usually find it at walmart and it works great. Dissolves the carbon like nothing else I have used, evaporates quickly and leaves a fine dry lubricant film and is completely safe to use on wood or composite stocks. I started using it on M-16's after shooting blanks during field exercises and feel in love with it. Blanks leave a TON of carbon residue and this stuff literally washed it away.
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WD-40 has petroleum distillates in it. It will deteriorate o-rings. Put it in your VS and expect to replace all the o-rings. That means reg, valve and others that it comes in contact with -
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:35 PM
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WD-40 has petroleum distillates in it. It will deteriorate o-rings. Put it in your VS and expect to replace all the o-rings. That means reg, valve and others that it comes in contact with -
Not to mention that WD40 will swell delrin more effectivly than almost any other petroleum based product...give it a day or two and it will take a hammer and chisel to get the bolt out!
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