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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2017, 12:08:35 AM »
Yeh, I'm going to wait till it's had a full tin through it then chrono ruthlessly, got a lot of previous info to compare it to. Then disassemble for a nosey inside.
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2017, 04:40:29 PM »
Velocity has gone considerabley , it's not even making 10ftlb, tried the original spring and it's even worse.
 So now looking for a titan spring that will fit. Failing that , I've no idea.
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2017, 07:01:13 PM »
checked piston and brach seal,seem in good order,checked the pistin bearing for wear,seems good.
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 09:11:13 AM »
Velocity has gone considerabley , it's not even making 10ftlb

Do you put that down to weather conditions (much colder?) or maybe there was some sort of mild dieselling going on with the lubes which was helping power, but has now burned off.....or something else entirely? ???


Putting a stiffer spring (Titan) in there is going to increase recoil. Are you happy to accept that in return for regaining the lost power that was once there? :-\

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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 10:11:49 AM »
From day one it's had power issues , so.. mines not an isoloted case


Also in to the mix is assembling with dry lube , so I'm in the midst of reassembling with the usual molly paste and grease to see if that makes a difference.

 The idea of getting a titan spring is to quickly shed some light on if the original spring is duff , if this is the case I can order a oe spring from the father land.


 'Ive read on lesser forums that there has been some duff springs so...
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2017, 10:30:16 AM »
Also in to the mix is assembling with dry lube , so I'm in the midst of reassembling with the usual molly paste and grease to see if that makes a difference.

While it's fun and absorbing to experiment with different lubes in search for that 'magic formula', I think I've said before on here that I believe they'll all been tried, tested, and discarded, numerous times at some point in the past by many many others.

Therefore, it's my belief it's probably best to learn from 'the mistakes of others' and stick to what lubes are known and proven to work. After all, they're popular for a reason!

I admit I've been guilty of experimenting in the past (NO mis-quotes please!), but just like keeping tropical fish, I've learned though failure to now only do what I know will be successful.


Tiz up to you though, and if you enjoy trying and testing different things in your airgun, then great........but keep in mind you will more than likely end up back at square one with what you already know works well. ;)


Jus' saying like!! ;) :)

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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2017, 10:59:06 AM »
    You're so wise :).
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2017, 12:08:21 PM »
Go to your local garage and ask if they have any of the little packets of CV grease, a lot of the time these are thrown away as they use drums of it, apparently it's a very good springer grease.
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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2017, 01:16:55 PM »
    You're so wise :).

Thank you......most people call me an idiot!! :-\


Go to your local garage and ask if they have any of the little packets of CV grease, a lot of the time these are thrown away

Tight-arse!! :P

Better to buy some moly grease specially formulated for use in airguns!! ;)

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Re: Dry lube for springers.
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2017, 02:24:51 PM »
I've found the best stuff for pistons is tinbum molly paste , it's dryish and stays put.

 
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