How to Care for Your Paintball Gun (After Game Guide)

How to Care for Your Paintball Gun (After Game Guide)

Paintball is an active game where one of the most important pieces of equipment is a marker. A professional marker costs a lot, but unfortunately, the majority of users don’t know how to care for their gun, and as a result, it leads to its breaking. In this article, I would like to introduce your ten steps on how to protect and lubricate the marker after the game and prolong its life. Firstly, due to a large number of different paintball markers, these are just general guidelines.

If something else is written in the manufacturer’s instructions, FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS! In addition, before you begin, make sure you have a set of parts and cleaning materials. So read the entire article and stock up on everything you need before proceeding with cleaning the marker. Finally, put the old newspaper or bag on your desktop so that later it’s easier to clean up after yourself.

  • 1. Always disconnect your air-source before drying your marker. Now lay out the marker circuit in front of you. Usually, it is in the instructions, or on a separate page in the box. Now remove the hopper, barrel, bolt, hammer, and crank. Gently lay it all next to you.

  • 2. Let’s start from the trunk. Take the openwork ramrod and clean the barrel inside. Wipe the barrel with a paper towel and warm water (inside and out). Once again, clean the barrel with a clean ramrod to dry it, and then with a paper towel. Make sure the trunk is dry.

  • 3. Now clean the inside of the body from which all parts have been removed. For some markers, the body can be cleaned with a ramrod. If you have such a marker, then do it. After that, take cotton buds, a toothbrush, and paper towels to clean hard-to-reach areas.

  • 4. Take the handle and clean it from traces of paint and other dirt with a small brush.

  • 5. Wipe the bolt and firing pin with a paper towel with warm water. Dry these parts thoroughly. Carefully inspect the O-ring seals of both parts. They are the cause of most leaks.

  • 6. Replace damaged, dry, and weird O-ring seals. Check other parts for wear or damage.

  • 7. After making sure all parts are clean and in good condition, lubricate them with oil for paintball guns. Do not use any other oil, as oil that is not intended to lubricate the markers may damage your marker.

  • 8. Following the overlay, collect the marker and chronograph before using it.

  • 9. Now your gun is ready for the next game.

In addition, I would like to say that one of the most important things you can do to protect your marker is cleaning and lubrication. Of course, it is boring, but after you clean the marker several times, it will take no more than a few minutes. It often depends on the good care of the marker, whether you will play all day, or sit out for several games while cleaning the barrel or jamming the trigger.

Follow all the rules above, and your marker will serve your hand and foot.

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