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NerfNoob
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As per another thread, I have recently bought a BigShock and I love it.  I can see this becoming one of my favourite blasters, for the next couple of weeks at least.

However I have a curious observation.  When I opened the blaster I noticed that the inside of the packaging seemed like it was stained with grease.  I thought no more of it, until I used the blaster for a while and then noticed lubricant on the bottom of the handle.  I wiped it off with a damp cloth and left the blaster on an envelope overnight.

The next morning there was a small grease spot about the size of a 5 pence coin on the envelope.  I've since wiped the handle clean and a few hours later the same thing happens.

In the name of science I acquired another BigShock.  I noticed in the shoppe 1 in 10 boxes looked stained inside.  This time I picked one with a clean box.

So far I haven't noticed any lube leaking from the 2nd blaster.  However, if you dry fire both blasters, the one which isn't leaking fires with a bit of a "twang", and the priming rod vibrates during the last half distance of travel.

The blaster that's leaking lube on the other hand, goes with more of a "woosh", the priming rod doesn't vibrate and it returns to it's un-primed position more smoothly.

Is the leaking lube anything to worry about, or is it likely that the first blaster just has some excess lube and this explains why it fires more smoothlu and quietly?

Thanks
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:06 pm View user's profile Send private message
OldNoob
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Someone at the factory was a little enthusiastic with the lube. Just be aware that it's deathly to anything which you may intend to paint, despite being entirely inert and non toxic.

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Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
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NerfNoob
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Thanks OldNoob.  I won't be painting it any time soon.  What is it that's lubricated out of interest, the plunger?  I haven't noticed any lube inside my other blasters but haven't particularly been looking for it either.  It's safe to just keep wiping it away?
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OldNoob
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They usually put a bit in the PT and in some blasters a thin film on moving parts. Keep wiping it off or open the plunder tube and wipe all the excess off, it's not doing anything vs a thin film.

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Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
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NerfNoob
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Thanks again OldNoob, it was surprisingly easy to open and I've wiped away the excess which seems to have done the trick.


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