You, your air and paintball guns and your gear face all kinds of weather and conditions. When faced with dust and dirt, gun oil attracts it! When exposed to freezing temperatures, gun oil and PTFE based lubricants can thicken and gum up. The answer is to lubricate and protect with bonded dry film technology. Sentry Solutions dry film lubricants such as SMOOTH-KOTE and protectants like TUF-CLOTH do not attract dirt and will not thicken or thin as a result of temperature extremes, all while giving you performance and protection proven in combat and competition.
The proper lubrication of air and paintball guns presents many challenges. The first objective to lubricating is to reduce friction and wear. Even with the replacement of metal by plastic polymers for many of today's air and paintball gun parts, it is still the metal-to-metal mechanisms that allow air and paintball guns to do what they do. If not properly lubricated, many air and paintball guns will function, but they will not function as well or as long.
The huge variety of air and paintball guns available today presents its own challenges. If you are like most, you own different makes and models and different types; ranging from pistols and revolvers to rifles. Fortunately, air and paintball guns have common maintenance requirements - lubrication and corrosion protection. The products you choose to solve these problems will determine how well your gear performs for you and how much effort you'll have to expend to achieve the desired performance.
Traditionally gun oil was used to solve both lubrication and corrosion problems. There have been many gun oils available commercially. While many of these products feature special additives and formulations and claim to do miraculous things, they all share one common undisputed similarity- They all work when wet.
In the mid 1980s Sentry Solutions considered methods to make air and paintball gun maintenance easier. We found there were many good lubricants on the market but the fact that they all worked when wet actually contributed to malfunctions and cleaning chores. When a air and paintball guns surface is wet it attracts and holds dirt and residue of all kinds. All gun oil is easily removed when an oiled surface comes into contact with cloth, sand, or your hand or holster. Sentry Solutions recognized that if we replaced gun oil with dry gun lubricants we could solve many of the equipment malfunctions caused by the use of gun oil.
SMOOTH-KOTE is Sentry Solutions answer to gun oil. Along with TUF-CLOTH, TUF-GLIDE and BP2000 Powder these lubricants and protectants do not attract and hold dirt or residue of any kind.
Sentry Solutions dry lubricants are similar to non-stick cookware. Metal-to-metal surfaces glide over each other. After treatment, gun actions slide more freely, and dirt and grit aren't attracted. Any fouling, residue or dirt accumulated through use are shed or easily removed without solvents.
Sentry Solutions makes a complete toolbox of products for every air and paintball gun need. Sentry's Tuf products provide rust protection and lubrication. Our specialty products such as SMOOTH-KOTE, BP2000 Powder and HI-SLIP GREASE provide lubrication and trigger tuning to keep air and paintball guns in top shape.