K-C TROUBLE FREE Paintball Gun Oil (Blue, Synthetic Formula) is the only lubricant that has been designed and engineered specifically and only for Paintball guns. It was produced for the first time in 1990, and has been improved eight times since then.
Exclusive advantages not available in other oils:
*7-10 times more friction and wear resistant than any other product.
*Stays liquid down to minus 78 degrees F.
*Anti-friction and anti-wear properties many times higher than any other brands.
*Preserves and extends the life of o-rings and seals.
*Contains no volatile elements or paraffin. Never becomes SLUDGE.
*Anti-static- does not attract dust.
*Completely NON-TOXIC. All ingredients FDA “Food Grade”.
The Kermode Concepts K-C Trouble Free Paintball Gun Oil is newer, so it should be commonly available.
gold cup- not an option
aci- synthetic but not as good as kc
dow- not good for bolts and 55 will swell orings. they use lithium soap as a thickener and this is not synthetic. ive also read from various sources that they use clay as a thickener. it can cause sludge.
akalmp extreme synthetic lubricant- cleaner the kc
superlube w/ teflon- the best lubricant i can find. they have spec data so you know exactly whats in the lubricant. the only other manufacturer that has that is dow. and after reading dows spec, i believe super lube is a better synthetic that can operate at a wider temperature range. it also rates higher on the 4 ball load test. which is a test for wear resistance.
Oil separating from additive or dirty oil...its one or the other.
When I say that this is the best, I mean that this is so good it deserves a 10+. I’ve been using this oil for a year now (2 bottles) and I will never use a lesser oil again. Kc oil keeps my guns clean and my o rings in new condition. I changed all my rings before I used the oil and I haven’t changed them for a year now. What’s great about this oil is that it will never become sludge. Since I don’t play more then 2 times a month I don’t change my oil as often as a tournament player. Using my KC lube I have yet to see my oil evaporate and turn to sludge. Sludge is that oil that evaporated and turned black. When oil evaporates any deposits left in your oil will become more concentrated. These dirt particles are what make sludge and I hate sludge. Sludge causes wear and will make your marker perform that much less. Now many people may say “I clean my gun enough not to worry about sludge” but my question is how often do you clean your regulators (some companies don’t even want you to open the regulator). And what about all you electro users, how often to you clean your solenoids (probably never). This oil is great I use it in all my markers. In fact this oil is the only lube I use. There is nothing better. I thought it was so good that I made the request for paintball review to add this to their review forum (they did it pretty quick).
Oh yeah and I use it to oil my master locks and its great for lubing up your mountain bike. Great great stuff.
Added 09/06/04: I now use SYNCO SUPER LUBE W/ PTFE. I received a few bottles of Kc lube and they had pink powdered debris floating on the bottom. Something seemed to be separating from the oil. If I shook the bottle it would disappear but it would settle to the bottom within 1 hour. This was not in one bottle but both of the bottles I received. I never used those bottles on my gun but I use them to oil my locks and doors. I emailed Kc asking why there was so much debris in the oil but I never got a response. Im sure the dirty oil was an isolated incident but I no longer use Kc lubricant.
i use super lube as my main lubricant. kc and super lube are both great for co2 and hpa. i just think that superlube has better quality control. it also comes in many forms. super lube has a ptfe based oil. which is thicker then basic paintball oil. almost like a gel. i like this b/c it holds some properties of grease. which is that it wont blow off your seals. if you dont like the thicker formula they have oil without teflon. this will flow like standard oil. kind of like 3-in-1. they also have 2 types of grease. one with teflon and a high wear version with even more teflon. i prefer the high wear version b/c it will last longer. and since grease is harder to clean off of parts, this is an advantage. the only down side of the high wear version is that you get a considerable amount less but you dont have to change it as often. i also think i will perform a little better. and in paintball every bit of performance means loads.
oh yeah and it is also non-toxic and synthetic. its also way cheaper then kc and you get 4 times more. you can find the oil specifications and msds on the website. this way you know exactly whats going in your marker. kc does not provide you with this information nor do 99% of paintball oil manufacturers.
Good oil when it was clean and clear. In total ive purchased 4 bottles of Kc lubricant. The first 2 were great and lasted me a year. The last 2 had debris floating on the bottom. So that leaves me at 50/50. I rate it a 7 b/c when I had it and it was clean, it was good. But then the 2 bad apples came along and were unsuitable for my marker. Great oil when I first got it but oil I cannot use no longer b/c of quality control. its still great on door locks and hinges but super lube seems to be a better choice for mechanical needs.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 18th, 2007 at 4:36 pm PST
Honestly, in the 4 years i've been playing, and mind you I don't go out all the time (once or twice a month), I have not had to change one o-ring in my RT since using KC Trouble Free. I would use goldcup before and my bolt o-ring would always wear out but that just doesn't happen anymore.
It is a good feeling knowing that I don't have to change my o-rings or even carry spare o-rings for my mag because I use this product.
I used Gold Cup for years on my Automags. I found that Gold Cup seemed to evaporate over time if I stored my guns for awhile and the o-rings would get dried out. They would be fine if i re-lubed them, but a oil lube should last longer than this stuff did.
I also found that I was cleaning up a blackish sludge from my gun quite often as the excess oil would work it's way through the system and deposit itself on the bolt and spring.
I was lucky. I found KC Trouble free oil at the beginning of my experience. I WON'T use anything else. I've never had oring problems, sludge buildup, etc.
No buildup, less wear, no breakdown
I love this oil. I have never had gun problems while using this oil. It doesn't damage orings, it reduces wear of parts and one bottle has lasted me over 3 years. I can't say enough about this product. I WILL NOT use another oil for as long as I continue to play. The only way I would go looking for a new oil is if KC goes out of business.
I was having a lot of trouble with my marker. It wouldn't even shoot. Then I bought a bottle of this off of eBay, and my gun worked perfectly. The only wierd thing is that, somehow, the lube is actually leaking THROUGH the plastic of the bottle. I first noticed this the day after it came. I looked at it, and the entire outside of the bottle was covered with a thin layer of lube! I have dried it off many times, and the next day its always the same. I eventually gave up, and now I store the bottle in a jar.
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I needed lube for my spyder a while back and I just got this and man it works good. Last long and all. I cant really say much since it does exactly wat it does on their site. It beats all the oil out there like gold cup and PMI stuff.
It is a very good product and well worth getting. You wont regret putting this stuff on your Marker.