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Thread: Lube on spring..

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    Sharp Shooter
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    Hi Guys,

    Something I have been wondering about.. I got some tar from MJC to try out on my springers. I obviously used a bit tooo little as there was still considerable tinny sounds. Anyways.. With my spring from Maccari I ordered some tar as I do not want to abuse friendly assistance. Hopefully it should be here in a week or so.

    Last night I wanted to try something so I stripped my stutzen and 1st tried some chain wax (anti fling formula ) Anyways.. that was unsuccessful as she spat out loads of fumes and was still tinny. Open up clean and try some heavy bearing grease. This seems to works extremely well. If I shoot a pellet into the ground so you cant here the "crack" of the shot it only gives off a nice thud. no more tin. I am just worried the grease my cause dieseling problems later..

    The question is.. What have you guys used as alternatives to dampen your springs when tuning?

    Thanks
    JT
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    heavy bearing grease is the way to go...same as Maccari tar...no dieselling problems
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    Thanks Guido, must say the rifle is super smooth now. Will be stripping the CFX tonight Tell me, do you use pure silicone oil for the reciever? I put a bit of 30w solicone oil in reciever and use a dowel with cloth on it to wipe it clean. Or do you use something else?

    Thanks
    JT
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    in the receiver? not sure what you mean...

    NO oil should go in the chamber.
    Only a bit of moly grease around and behind the piston seal, on the inner section of the spring and on the spring guide.
    Heavy tar grease should only go on the outside diameter of the spring, very light coat.

    absolutely NO oil of any kind inside a springer
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    what do you put on the sidewalls where the seal makes contact and on the seal?

    JT
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    you can simply dry out the chamber till it is spotless and clean.

    then just smear some moly grease on the sides of the piston washer only where it would make contact with the chamber walls...not in front of the piston washer....and any other section of the piston where it slides and contacts the chamber.

    then put some moly on the spring guide, inside the spring diameter..etc...anywhere where you see contact and friction taking place.

    then smear very lightly some heavy tar on the outside of the spring coils only
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    thanks Guido, so to understand correctly. You do not put anything on the sidewalls in front of the seal? I assume lithuim grease may also work weel on the seal as moly is probably better suited to metal on metal? Also what moly do you use? Is am just using MS grease which has 50% moly. could not find higher..

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    no...dont use lithium grease....moly grease only

    moly is fine metal to plastic\metal\etc...
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    thanks Guido, stripdown tonight will let you know how well it turns out out.. is the Moly 50 fine? the guys on the overseas forums talk about 60-70.

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    should be OK...use sparingly...
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    I like the red rubber grease for the spring. It worked amazingly well so far on all my rifles.
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    Farmer,

    red rubber grease?

    JT
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    its thick waterproof large gearing grease
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    It's available at most hardware shops.
    Its very sticky and even after a few 1000 shots it sticks to the spring. Does a great job of reducing spring sound. Ask JVL how quiet my Supersport are after the tune I gave it. He is full of crap when it comes to airgun quality, but even he was impressed.
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    thanks! wil make a turn by midas.

    JT
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