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#1 nerfboi

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:44 PM

OK, I'm having the worst time with silicone spray. I have this "heavy Duty" silicone spray. But when I used it on my NF, I messed up my plunger tube. It dried it out and made it brittle. So what I'm asking is, what silicone spray do you guys use? I need one that doesn't have any petroleum additives, isn't "hydrocarbon" propelled, and is safe to use on Nerf guns. I looked at the +Bow write up and saw that CS uses the same brand as me, but not the same one as me. CS, where did you get yours? Can anyone recommend to me a good silicone spray
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#2 mystefansdontflystraight

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:46 PM

Look at the description. It says:
Plastic Safe: No.
There is your problem.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:53 PM

Yeah, I found that out the hard way. I bought that prduct a while ago. I just decided to look it up today. Is there any that you recommend? Also, I bought this o ring lubricant. It didn't work. I just dried my guns out.
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#4 perezinthenet

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:09 PM

is this safe for nerf guns? http://www.gunk.com/item_details.asp
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:27 PM

Liquid Wrench silicone spray lubricant, yellow can found in Home Depot for about $3.

I don't much care for your link perez. It takes me to the index of the product info. That's like saying "it's on the internet". Also, your name makes me think you're Perez Hilton, which scares me. However you write like you're 10, so that's probably not the case.

For your convenience, I uploaded a picture of the actual product, and the tube of O-ring lube that you should be using if you need something thicker. This can be found in Homedepot as well, usually near the o-rings.
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Edited by Splitlip, 23 October 2008 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:30 PM

Ok, thanks for the clarification

Edited by perezinthenet, 23 October 2008 - 07:44 PM.

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#7 rippen11

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:36 PM

I use the Liquid Wrench in my nightfinder and longshot, and they both still work fine. Pretty much anything silicone should work.
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:45 PM

Silicone brake lubricating gel.

Helps with seal.

Also, it gunks up at the end of the plunger tube with all of the dirt. This means you can clean out the gunk and all the dirt comes with it. It's perfect for that.

Finally, its cheap and my dad already has it.
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#9 mystefansdontflystraight

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:13 AM

I use 3 in 1 silicone spray. This is available at home depot and seems to work well.
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:21 AM

I also use liquid wrench silicone platic safe lube. It is a great and affordable O-ring lube. Recommended. (Same type as Spitlip)
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#11 nerfboi

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 04:21 PM

Anyone know if this is good enough also? The one you pictured Split, it says it have some petroleum distillate. Does it affect your guns?
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 05:32 PM

I've used the silicone spray pictured in the first post and it has worked out for me so far... I guess I need to switch.

Look at the description. It says:
Plastic Safe: No.
There is your problem.

Really? I see something totally different.

Applications Wood, plastic, metal and rubber surfaces. Use in moist and harsh environments. Not for use as an appearance cleaner or on paint.

Right in the description.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 06:25 PM

Look at the description. It says:
Plastic Safe: No.
There is your problem.

Really? I see something totally different.

Applications Wood, plastic, metal and rubber surfaces. Use in moist and harsh environments. Not for use as an appearance cleaner or on paint.

Right in the description.

No, it is not compatible with plastics. It doesn't say it in the "description" box but rather in the lengthy list of properties on that exact page. But it's there.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 06:51 PM

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#15 Rover

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:30 PM

The problem is you aren't looking at the part where it lists it's specs in more detail. Thats just a basic description.
I don't know how to make a screencap but this is a chunk of text from that page:

Flashpoint - TCC Method <0F
Specific Gravity 0.748
Flammability Extremely Flammable
Plastic Safe No<Make note of that part
Film Type Thin, Dry

Edited by Rover, 25 October 2008 - 07:32 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:32 PM

Where is all of this detail further explained at on that website? It's not eating up any of my guns... I'm just going to guess that that means it's pretty safe for plastic.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

Also, I've used a similar product and at first it was ok, but it later ate up my disk shot. I'd open up your blasters, clean them up, and go with Split's suggestion. I would hate to see something happen to your blasters over something so simple.
Edit: You seem to be seeing a completely different version of the page than MSDFS and I. I have no text regarding applications.

Edited by Rover, 25 October 2008 - 07:37 PM.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:36 PM

I plan on switching... I'm just saying that it has been about a year and nothing has happened to any of my guns I used it on when I first got it. (such as my nf which was the first gun I used it on)
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:26 PM

Oh, I see the problem: that screencap you posted was only the top part of a larger column of information. Look through that.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:46 PM

I see where it says it's not plastic safe now... All the other times I read through that I didn't see it. I wonder why it hasn't killed my guns...
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:47 AM

You can also use lithium grease. It has a stronger seal than silicone spray. It's what Nerf used before they became part of Hasbro.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 09:57 AM

You can also use lithium grease. It has a stronger seal than silicone spray. It's what Nerf used before they became part of Hasbro.


Not necessarily. Lithium grease comes in both synthetic and petroleum based formulations, and you can't always tell by reading the label which is which. Here's a link to a good discussion about lithium grease and plastic. (Yes, it's on a Talky Tina repair forum. We're all talking about work on toys, so it's appropriate.)
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#23 perezinthenet

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 03:05 PM

This stuff is also the right stuff to use to fix valve leaks for air guns, right?
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