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Airsoft Tools for Maintaining My Airsoft Guns

by Erin
(Takoma Park, MD)

Hi Airsoft Dome Team,

What are the typical type of tools/equipment/oils that I need to maintain my Airsoft guns (like keep them clean and ready to use)? How often should I clean and maintain my Airsoft guns? If I use them everyday, should I clean them everyday? Or what if I only use mine once every two weeks? Hope this makes sense! THANK YOU in advance --Erin

Answer by Airsoft Gun Dome below:

Hey Hey Erin,

Thanks for your question.

So... There are a couple of highly useful tools you’ll need to work on when maintaning your airsoft guns.

* For one, a Phillips screwdriver is a must - preferably a magnetic one!

* A set of allen keys is also essential.

* A pin punch is useful for removing sticky body pins (but an allen key will also do for this in a pinch!).

Between them, you’ll be able to strip down just about any gun out there.

You can get a set of jewelers screwdrivers, as things like hop units often have some very small screws.

And you’ll need a Torx screwdriver for opening up some gearboxes, since Tokyo Marui and some other brands use Torx screws.

You’ll want a soft cloth (preferably lint free) which you an cut into strips for barrel cleaning.

You'll also want some silicone oil for cleaning the barrel and lubing some parts.

It’s best to clean a gun after each day’s gaming – that way you can always be sure of using it in top condition.

Hope this helps you!
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