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Lubricate loading tap

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Meteor62, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Just looking at my airsporters loading tap where the pellet goes in and it's bone dry. What should I lube it with ?
     
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    For moving parts where you only want minimal lube I find hot sauce reel grease to be brilliant, I use it on pivot pins, barrel latches, sears and loading taps/ rotating breeches
     
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    I use your basic Lithium Grease, I think it helps the seal which is getting on a bit & probably not as good as it was, also liking vintage cars as well as vintage airguns, I have lots of it about the place...
     
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    I read that BSA used a product called Kilopoise grease on loading taps, from a quick search it looks like this grease is available in small quantities for use on radio controlled cars.


    hope this helps



    All the best Mick
     
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    Nice and simple.....bit of 3 in 1
     
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    Never tried reel grease although I hear it's the dogs. I always use the merest film of moly.
    I think any quality grease will do. But less is more.
     
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    The stuff you want is the grease that tamiya use on their mechanical speed controllers for RC cars and buggies. There are 2 available, one is Titanium grease and the other is molybdenum i think. I use the Titanium one on barrel hig pins and triggers and it stays on the parts for ages and doesnt attract dirt or dust
     
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    Thanks I think I will go with the 3 in 1 as I think grease in that location would attract grit.
     
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    So after being told what grease the factory used and what alternative greases you could use, you decide to use 3 in 1 oil. :confused:
     
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    Erm yes I was given several options one being 3 in 1 and decided to go with the 3 in 1 so your confusion confuses me .
     
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    If your tap is as loose as you describe in your other thread then thin oil like 3 in 1 will be able to migrate along the tap and get behind the pellet where it will detonate.



    All the best Mick
     
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    Sorry mate I don't recall describing the tap being loose thanks for your advice though.
     
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    Tight ones don't leak as you describe yours leaking.

    One modification that may help yours is machining an O ring groove on the tap either side of the loading port and fitting O rings to it.



    All the best Mick
     
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    From my gun box I would choose SM50 but then again I put that on everything, It does wonders for my squeaky knee! Unfortunately the weekly dialysis is getting to be a bug bear!
     
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    I thought about sm50 but does it contain silicon?
     
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    Not sure, will check in a bit, from memory I thought it was moly based.
     
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    SM50 is silicon oil with molybdenum in it.

    Whether the molybdenum content totally prevents the silicon from causing galling I don't know. I tend to keep it to applications that aren't metal on metal.

    I can't remember now though what I used on the tap of my standard when it got rebuilt last year, though I suspect it may just have been a wiped with Balistol.
     
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    I think they may be some confusion between silcon and silicone,but if you're going to use an oil I would have thought a thicker oil like an EP90 hypoid axle oil would be more suitable giving a better seal
     

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