Be advised! There are lots of people and even airsoft shops in the airsoft world that are cleaning their inner barrels the wrong way. We once followed the wrong advises ourselves which lead to inaccurate BBs and scratched inner barrels!
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3 MAJOR QUESTIONS TO CLEAN AN AIRSOFT GUN ITS BARREL:
1. WHAT PRODUCT SHOULD I USE?
Most people are either cleaning their inner barrel with silicone oil or some sort of cleaning alcohol. But silicone oil is meant to lubricate moving parts and leaves oil traces behind that attracts dirt. Also cleaning alcohol is being used which evaporates quickly, but makes your hop-up bucking dry out over time which will affects its functionality.
Always make sure to have an inner barrel that is dry and free of any dirt to get the best performance!
2. WHAT FABRICS CAN I USE?
We’ve seen a lot of people making use of pieces of paper towel. It is cheap and easy to get but although these fabrics seem soft, they do have rough fibers that can make scratches. We’ve ones done this ourselves as young rookies which lead to scratched inner barrels that highly affected the trajectory of our shot BBs.
3. SHOULD I REMOVE THE BARREL FROM MY AIRSOFT GUN?
This can be an issue especially if you are new to the sport. As a matter of fact not every airsoft gun can be disassembled in the same way, which makes it an even bigger issue. You also need to have some tools in order to disassemble such a BB spitting machine. How is it done properly then? Find out by following the steps below.
PS. It is always handy to have an easily cleanable surface to work on. The Helikon-Tex® Rifle Cleaning Mat is a great example that provides a handy and easily adapted servicing area. It protects your airsoft gun against the elements as well as the surface on which it is placed.