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Old 01-31-2007, 05:17 PM   #1621
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Slow...probably a little oil yes. Your procedure is fine. Clean and re lube. I prefer grease...stays in longer. You can smear a very thin film on the bearing and heat it with a heat gun or put the bearing on the end of a soldering iron. The grease will thin and migrate into the bearing. That said the oil method has served you well. When they start to feel rough after cleaning and oiling it is a good time to replace them. Thanks for your business!
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Old 01-31-2007, 08:10 PM   #1622
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Peter, thank you for the response. Is there a specific grease you recommend? Will Dow 33 work?

Your site was the first place I hit up when I bought my 8ight for bearings, Himoto wings, o-rings. All top notch stuff.
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:50 AM   #1623
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here some nice losi pics my cars the one that looks like a parrot
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:13 AM   #1624
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Slow...a light synthetic grease...Mobil 1 or our Sonic grease. The Dow 33 grease is used for guns etc. I believe....try it.
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dow 33 is what is used on most paintball guns as it causes the orings to swell a tad bit to get a better seal....

with that being said i think i may have to put mine out the paintball bag and give it a try on the losi shock orings!
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:13 AM   #1626
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I'm not exactly sure but I think dow 55 is the oring swealant and dow 33 is not. The reason I say is because I tried both with one TKO oring and a Losi oring. With the dow 55 the shock had much more stiction. I just use dow 33 for the shock orings and my shocks are pretty smooth without any leaks.

I have 2 gallons of fuel on the same set of TKO/Losi orings and no leaks. I work on various paintball guns so I know about leaks( up to 4500 psi )
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both cause swelling, but dow 55 causes more swelling, and is more of a oily greese.
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Did some quick research. Dow 33 was developed as a low temperature bearing grease and was also found to work well for paintball guns in low temperatures. Dow 55 was developed as a oring grease and does swell orings. What we want is Dow 44 which is a high temperature bearing grease.

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:15 PM   #1629
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Your shocks are getting that hot?
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Dow 44 for the clutch bearings. Sorry lost context there.

I'll shut up know.
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Dow 44 for the clutch bearings. Sorry lost context there.

I'll shut up know.
there seems to be two conversations going on here.

regarding the shocks......from what i'm reading, some are using a dow branded grease on the shock o-rings. whatever happened to using ae's green slime grease......or is the point to swell the o-rings with the dow grease.

i assume that the ae green slime grease doesn't swell an o-ring....correct?
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I have always used the AE green slim on Orings and never had any odd issues. Orings do swell over time that is normal reaction with them. Well I thought it was.
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micrors4guy - you are correct about Dow grease. The 33 will only swell slightly and the 55 will swell more. Use to use it in all of the prototype guns we were testing. Good stuff. If the 33 will do the job on the stock orings then that is what you should use. If you need more sealing then 55 will help.

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In the clutch I personally will not run grease. It gets hot, slings out and then all hell breaks loose. Clean them out. Make sure you get the rear one on the Losi real good. It hold a ton of grease!
1 Small drop of Mobil one and you are good to go.
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:09 PM   #1635
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tex- i know i was correct lol. i have been playing/ messing with paintball and paintball markers for over 10 years, not to mention i work in a paintball shop as the tech.
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