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Old 01-20-2013, 11:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Light or medium Dow 33, which do you prefer?

I was looking into buying a couple 5.3 oz tubes of Dow 33 and Dow 55. I noticed that they offer it in 'light' and 'medium' Dow 33. I searched around and have read that each is the preferred lube of the paintball industry. So which is most used in paintball? Which would you suggest buying?

OT: The prices of lube in paintball is ridiculous. You can get 5.3oz of Dow 33 for practically the same price that oringmonkey charges for 1oz.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it shouldnt matter. lighter is probably the way to go though and closer to "paintball" dow 33
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if your just looking for a new kind of lube try super lube

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I used to use dow33 exclusively until I got adventurous and tried this works great on dynamic parts. it seams to stay slicker with a thinner layer than dow ever did. Like when you wipe dow off of something you can feel its pretty much gone if you do the same thing to something with super lube on it you can still feel that its slick.
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if your just looking for a new kind of lube try super lube

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I used to use dow33 exclusively until I got adventurous and tried this works great on dynamic parts. it seams to stay slicker with a thinner layer than dow ever did. Like when you wipe dow off of something you can feel its pretty much gone if you do the same thing to something with super lube on it you can still feel that its slick.
Does it swell o-rings?
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Soimething else I thought would interest you guys, you can get free 'samples' of these Dow lubes direct from Dow. An application has to be filled out for what you're doing with it and interest in buying a more if the sample works well. A company email has to be used on the application as well. But they will send you a 'sample' 5.3 oz tube of whatever lube you request. The kids on PbN made it work so I know we can. That's about a 4 year sample for me so I'm going to at least try.

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it shouldnt matter. lighter is probably the way to go though and closer to "paintball" dow 33
Interestingly enough, I called Fart Parts and the tech there said Sleek (repackaged Dow33) is of the medium type. I'm still waiting to hear back from Empire/Kee though.

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Try both?
$18-$23+chipping per tube isn't cheap, especially when I'm also buying a tube of Dow 55.

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I used to use dow33 exclusively until I got adventurous and tried this works great on dynamic parts. it seams to stay slicker with a thinner layer than dow ever did. Like when you wipe dow off of something you can feel its pretty much gone if you do the same thing to something with super lube on it you can still feel that its slick.
I'll look into it. I seem to remember people on ICD owners groups saying they used Super Lube for their Bushmaster rams.

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Does it swell o-rings?
I have not noticed it. it is a silicone baised lube that is why I tried it out so I can be 100% sure that when I am doing maintainace on my tank regs that i am putting NO petroleum products in the tank.
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It would be causing problems if it swelled orings and you used it on anything besides a Bob Long marker.
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I'll look into it. I seem to remember people on ICD owners groups saying they used Super Lube for their Bushmaster rams.
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How is the viscosity of Super Lube compared to Dow 33?
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