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Dry lube for springers.
« on: December 28, 2016, 10:25:39 PM »
 Whilst I was perusing around Halfords I noticed some 3in1 ptfe dry lube, apparently you spray it on and give it a couple of minutes to evaporate offthe carrier agent  and it leaves the surface with a thin film of ptfe bonded in to the surface of the metal.

 So could it be worth using on a springer , maybe to put abit on the piston and some down the comp tube, then reassembling without and moly grease/paste on the piston or seal. I'm thinking more for pistons with no bearings on them, maybe like a standard hw piston.
 Any thoughts on the subject.
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 10:31:57 PM »
I've often thought the same but wonder about the heat caused by friction altering consistency but thought about using it before the thin coating of a lube ?
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 10:47:52 PM »
 I think it might be a case of rebuild with dry lube then suck it and see. Also something to keep an eye on are the high spots on the piston that may start to gall.
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 11:18:55 PM »
It might be worth a go on rifle that your not overly fond of
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 11:37:07 PM »
It might chirp up on the bbs on this subject. Some one will have done before I'd have thought.
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 09:27:51 AM »
There used to be be something similar available called Dri-Slide, which was specifically for this application.

It didn't use PTFE though, but instead used Moly particles suspended in an evaporating carrier.

I've used it stacks of times which great results.

I'm not sure if it's still available though, as I haven't seen it in any gunshops for a few years.

Incidentally, it's 'disappearance' coincides with the recent-ish popularity rise of PCP airguns, and the subsequent fall of favour for springers, so maybe that's says something? :-\

It has to be worth a t'internet search though. ;)


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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 05:36:33 PM »
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 03:00:10 PM »
Curiosity killed the cat :) :).

 Yesterday I relubed the lgu with 3 in 1 ptfe dry lube , the reason I chose that rifle is . 1 it comes apart quickly,
 2 it's got plastic bearings on the piston and comp tube so no metal to metal galling.
3 The gun shoots fine with barely any lube at all.
4 I love my hws and tx more , should it end in tears. ;)
 The rifles got a standard length hw spring in it and it's running virtually on the limit for testing purposes.


 

 Anyroad.. 
 
 Degreased everything  in panel wipe. Pre warmed all the bits in front of the stove. Then gave the piston, spring /guide, comp tube in and outer  a quick spray, left it a while to evaporate the carrier off then repeated.
 The piston seal got  the lightest smear of molly paste and the first couple of coils where the spring meets top hat. So far so good...

 It cocks as smooth as can be, but it did before so..

 After 20 or 30 shots, fired a few hobbies through the chroney, same velocity as previously, initial  consistency looks good.  Previously it would shoot within 10-12 fps with hobbies ,over many shots . So see what it's like in a fortnight after it's had plenty of use.

 
 
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 05:37:03 PM »
So had a shootsy this aft with it.

 
 Similar velocity and consistency. No noticeable difference at all. Anyway..
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 09:50:36 PM »
So whats your verdict or are you waiting a bit longer. :)