Paintball Tips & Tricks : Paintball Gun Troubleshooting

Paintball Tips & Tricks : Paintball Gun Troubleshooting


Hello, my name is Scott McKay. Today we’re
going to be talking about some very simple troubleshooting you can do on your own paintball
gun. Here we’re going to be working on a Spider TLR. We’re going to start with the air system
first, but if you’re unsure of an air system always consult an air smith. You always want
to make sure you have your CO2 bottle or air bottle disconnected before you start doing
anything in them because you’re dealing with high pressure. We’ll start the bottle itself,
you always want to make sure when you’re transporting the bottle, you’ve got a cap on it, not to
damage the threads, these are very brass and will get damaged pretty easily. You also want
to check on your O-ring to make sure it’s a good shape, replace every two or three times,
if you don’t you’re going to probably notice seeing some CO2 leaking out of this port usually
on the bottom of your fill. Any other things you may have to check for teflon tape around
these. That’s about the most that you’ll ever really want to do without consulting an air
smith if you’re not familiar with the type of marker you’re dealing with. Next we’re
going to talk about feeding the paintballs. Whether you have a gravity feed hopper or
an electric hopper, you’ll want to make sure you get a clean feed neck, good shape. If
it’s on top of a gun, not getting balls broke in it because that’s where you’re going to
start getting your jams from. Next thing is probably lubrication, that you do have to
tear the gun down a little bit, this is a spider, so most of the spiders are the same.
You’ll pop out your breakdown pin, pull out the cocking handle if it requires it, very
carefully pull the end cap off, pull your spring out, you’re going to have to use the
pin to pull the rest of it out and that’s where you get your bolt out. Your lubrication
points on these are all your O-rings, you want to make sure you get them, put some C
O P on them or there’s all types of O-ring oils out there at the shops. I even use a
light coat on my bolt of lithium grease that seems to last a lot longer, less wear and
tear on the gun is always good. Unless your barrel is on screw, you want to clean, I like
to take mine completely off soak it in some hot water for awhile to get that oil out.
There’s all types of swabs you can use a swab mount, there’s also an O-ring on that you
can oil up a little bit. It’s easy to clean the gun as you see through there with a brush,
with a toothbrush, get all the stuff you can out, there’s types of cleaners on the market
you can use. Good hot soap and water always works for me. If you don’t have a manual on
your marker, Internet or the company you bought it from is usually a pretty good place to
go back and get them from. As I say, if you’re unfamiliar with your gun consult a marker
smith or an air smith. Assembly is just the opposite of what you’ve just done tearing
it apart. You always want to make sure, usually your bolt will have a notch on it for the
detent which actually holds the ball from rolling down the barrel, so you want to make
sure you get that lined up correctly. Here again, there you go.

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