OUTLAST Synthetic Paintball Marker Oil


Penetrating Oils
Penetrating oils such as WD-40, Break Free, TriFlow and others, are a mixture of solvent and mineral oil.  They are thin enough to penetrate rusty nuts and bolts and help to separate the rusted parts.  Because of the solvents used in these mixtures, they are extremely harmful to o-rings and seals.  They are not capable of functioning as real lubricants for machinery- you wouldn’t use them in the crank case of your car or in the bottom bracket of your Mountain bike.  Using penetrating oil in your Paintball gun will destroy it very quickly.

Mineral Oils
Mineral Oils such as Unique, Gold Cup, Eclipse.: Mineral oils are simply one of the fractional distillation products from a barrel of crude, The crude oil got there from animals and plants being crushed by geologic formation and cooked by geothermal activity over millions of years. Because crude oil comes from so many different animal and plant sources, it is a “stew” of millions of molecular elements.

 Refining crude oil into the thousands of products that we take for granted, like gasoline, solvents, diesel fuel, propane, motor oil, roofing tar, etc., is a matter of separating gasses, liquids and solids according to molecular size. Gasses, liquid fuels and solvents have the smallest molecular size. Thin oils have larger molecules and thick oils have still larger molecules than the thin oils. There can be undesirable items no amount of refining can entirely remove. Depending upon the oil's geographical and geological origins, corrosive acids, paraffins and other waxes, heavy metals, asphalt, napthenes and benzenes, as well as countless compounds of sulfur, chlorine, and nitrogen, remain in the finished product.

 All mineral oils have small molecules in them that are volatile, meaning that the smaller molecules evaporate into the air. As the smaller molecules evaporate, the remaining liquid becomes progressively thicker and stickier. This is SLUDGE, and you can see it whenever you take your gun apart to clean it. It’s that black stuff that holds all of the abrasive dirt and dust (unless your gun is lubricated with OUTLAST Oil).

 Paraffin is another chemical component of crude oil, and it can’t be completely refined out of mineral oil. All mineral oils contain paraffin. Paraffin is that white stuff that you use to wax your skis, snowboard, or surfboard. Paraffin is also the part of mineral oil that makes it freeze solid at a high enough temperature to cause a C02 powered gun to jam in cold weather or during rapid firing.

The reason why so many Paintball marketers sell mineral oils is that they are CHEAP.

Synthetic Oils
Synthetic oils are made by chemically combining, in a laboratory, lower-molecular-weight materials to produce a finished product with planned and predictable properties. Don't be confused by this technical double-talk. What this means is that synthetics are custom-designed products in which each phase of their molecular construction is programmed to produce what may be called "the ideal lubricant." This process departs significantly from that of petroleum lubricants, whose physical components, both desirable and undesirable, are inherited from the crude oil from which they are refined.

Synthetic oils are not pumped from the ground. They are man-made. The synthetics that you will most often encounter in machinery applications are “Ester based” synthetics, but there ore other types such as glycol-based and silicones. By mixing certain types of acids with certain types of alcohols, you get an entirely different type of chemical called “esters”. The advantages of this type of oil are that there is absolutely no paraffin to make it freeze solid at high temperatures, and all of the molecules are the same size so there is no problem with volatility. This type of oil will not evaporate and become sludge. NO SLUDGE...EVER.

 Other advantages of the ester-based synthetic that is used in OULAST paintball gun oil are that it is non-toxic. We blend it with anti-wear and anti-friction additives that are also non-toxic, and it is completely harmless to all o-ring and seal materials.