Special Ops Paintball: My Phantom nearly killed me!!!! - Special Ops Paintball

Jump to content


  • (3 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

My Phantom nearly killed me!!!! Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   Yeti22 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 65
  • Joined: 21-November 07

Posted 19 October 2008 - 11:34 PM

Grr. The gauges Mike sells for the VSC's are crap. The first one I got didn't work to begin with and slowly broke itself even more with each shot. I sent it back and got a new one which worked for about a week, then went dead. Since then it's been sitting on the back of my gun useless. Well I didn't think much of it until this weekend right as a match was about to begin, a little piece of film flew off face of the gauge exposing a pin-sized hole and letting C02 escape.

Had to use my pistol for the rest of the day :/

Anyway, after some recommendations from people at the field, I went out and bought Mighty Putty to try to just fill the hole. Well, it didn't work. Well, it did manage to fill the hole, but the clear part of the gauge itself began to pop out. So I Puttied the whole thing, all around the guage and everywhere. Well I plugged in my air right now, and after about three seconds of success there was a loud pop (comparable to a small caliber pistol) and the entire gauge flew off at very high speed, just whizzing by my head.

What it looks like now (note the mighty putty... which as advertised can hold 350 pounds. I nearly died!)
http://img158.images...0080018asq1.jpg

What I could find left of the face of the gauge. The plexiglass part is still M.I.A.
http://img444.images...20080017rb0.jpg

The hole in the wall about 10 feet behind me left from the flying gauge.
http://img522.images...20080018bt7.jpg




Anyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyway. The point of this post is just to point out my experience with the gauge Wevo sells for the VSC Phantom. Also, I was wondering when I order a new Air Adapter (minus the gauge this time, screw that) will I need to locktite the threads on the compression elbow into the Air Adapter?

This post has been edited by Yeti22: 19 October 2008 - 11:48 PM

0

#2 User is offline   blackcelldrumr15 

  • Group: Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,465
  • Joined: 17-July 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Athens, Ohio

Posted 19 October 2008 - 11:54 PM

Interesting, I've never heard of a gauge doing this on ANY marker.

Hmm...are you sure your PSI wasn't set too high? And when I say that I mean velocity.
Posted Image
Facebook - Group: Banned #18
PMR - P90 Ion FOR SALE - System X Sniper
0

#3 User is offline   Yeti22 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 65
  • Joined: 21-November 07

Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:05 AM

View Postblackcelldrumr15, on Oct 20 2008, 12:54 AM, said:

Interesting, I've never heard of a gauge doing this on ANY marker.

Hmm...are you sure your PSI wasn't set too high? And when I say that I mean velocity.


Well... you have to chrono at my field and it's always consistently at 280-290ish. So I don't think so.
0

#4 User is offline   blackcelldrumr15 

  • Group: Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,465
  • Joined: 17-July 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Athens, Ohio

Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:07 AM

I figured as much, just trying to troubleshoot...
Posted Image
Facebook - Group: Banned #18
PMR - P90 Ion FOR SALE - System X Sniper
0

#5 User is offline   Yeti22 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 65
  • Joined: 21-November 07

Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:11 AM

You know I'm not certain. As much as I love my Phantom like a child I have never had any luck with this famed reliability they boast. In fact it seems there is always one problem or another.

But regardless. I just want her back to functioning condition =(
0

#6 User is offline   blackcelldrumr15 

  • Group: Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,465
  • Joined: 17-July 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Athens, Ohio

Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:21 AM

Well, give it until tomorrow when all the pump guys on here get up. They will be more than willing and helpful. I'm sure you'll get it figured out.

Just a matter of time! :P
Posted Image
Facebook - Group: Banned #18
PMR - P90 Ion FOR SALE - System X Sniper
0

#7 User is offline   Yeti22 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 65
  • Joined: 21-November 07

Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:22 AM

Thank you sir, I shall. Already ordered my new Air Adapter anyway. Just like... lol. With my Phantom, it seems if it can go wrong it will.
0

#8 User is offline   Mobles 

  • Better than Mack
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 4,921
  • Joined: 23-August 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tennessee/Alabama state line
  • Brigade Name:T-Freak

Posted 20 October 2008 - 04:21 AM

whats the point of the gauge? i never used one....not sure why it broke though
Life is short, get off your couch
[IMG-]http://i215.photobuc...eak/meeko-1.jpg[-/IMG]
Posted Image

0

#9 User is offline   Chefdave 

  • Karate Monkey Deathcar
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 119
  • Joined: 08-May 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Columbia, MO

Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:04 AM

Micro gauges are well known for having reliability problems. I've lost count on how many have gone bad on me.

If you don't want to use a gauge anymore just plug the hole with a 1/8" NPT plug. No need to order a whole new valve body.
0

#10 User is offline   toxic t0ast 

  • If I cant dance, I dont want to be apart of your revolution.
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Retired/Inactive Moderator
  • Posts: 5,460
  • Joined: 22-November 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pensacola, Florida
  • Brigade Name:french t0ast

Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:11 AM

Wait... So you thought something that said it could stand 350pounds could hold a guage cover that is at 800ish PSI? (is that right? I have never had a guage on my phantoms.)

Just use a 1/8npt plug like Dave said.

This post has been edited by french t0ast: 20 October 2008 - 09:12 AM

<div align="center"><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#000000--><span style="color:#000000"><!--/coloro-->Representing the Hate five oh! (850-Ska-core)<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.myspace.com/thespanx" target="_blank">The Spanx (Our folk/indie band)</a></div>
<div align="center"></div>
0

#11 User is offline   Krazy8 

  • User Defined
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Retired/Inactive Moderator
  • Posts: 2,555
  • Joined: 30-January 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Rathdrum , ID
  • Brigade Name:Krazy8

Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:11 AM

These things are made in batches. It would not surprize me to know there is a bad batch of gauges.

Personally mine still works aftermuch use and shows no sign of dying just yet.

If you would like a great guage, find a 1 1/4" Ashcroft. One of the best gauges made that has been used in our sport.

Or, plug the hole...
0

#12 User is offline   thisissparta 

  • Tonight, We Dine In Heck!!
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 3,230
  • Joined: 22-January 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SPARTAAA!
  • Brigade Name:thisissparta

Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:22 AM

Like t0ast said, even if that Mighty Putty was rated to 350 "Pounds" (which is very vague, I suppose about 20 lbs of elmer's glue could hold 350 lbs of weight...) unregulated CO2 is ~800 PSI at room temperature. I've never heard of anybody using Mighty Putty to fix a paintball part. That's kinda akin to using a piece of scotch tape to fix a hole in the combustion chamber in your engine.

Anyhow, you can either

-Get a new gauge
-Get a new non-gauged air adapter
-get a 1/8 NPT plug
The Spartan Armory: 98 Custom, Spyder e99 Avant, Tippmann A5, PMI-1, Splatmaster, SL-68 II, Classic Mag, Nel-Spot 007, WGP Sniper II (~95), DM5, SL-68II, Dye Reflex, Sideline Duckslide, Pro-Carbine, Piranha LB, Splatmaster, PG convert, Tippmann Pro-Lite, K-Framed Palmer's Paladin, T8 with TRG and milling work, SA-8, Gargantom, Custom Cocker
Feedback: SO Forum (+13/-0) MCB: (+24/-0) I love Kaesie. Fact: I am a ninja.
0

#13 User is offline   stolz 

  • Senior Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,468
  • Joined: 20-November 05
  • Location:Springfield, IL
  • Brigade Name:STOLZ

Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:36 AM

thats odd, iv never had any problems with my guage on my old phantom. Maybe you should call mike or whoever you purchased it from and explain what happened, maybe they will send you a new one for free.
0

#14 User is offline   Yeti22 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 65
  • Joined: 21-November 07

Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:32 AM

Alright alright in retrospect it was a dumb idea, but the refs at my field have fixed a variety of minor issues using Mighty Putty. And to its credit... it did indeed work. It plugged the hole just fine. The entire gauge blew up.

Anyway, can I get one of these NPT pipe plugs from, say, Home Depot by any chance? Or will it have to be ordered off the interweb?
0

#15 User is offline   Z3R0 

  • Spontaneous Hate Machine
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 5,748
  • Joined: 19-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Greater Toronto Area, Canada
  • Brigade Name:Z3R0 (Sledgehammer)

Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:33 AM

You can probably get one from the field or a proshop...

-Z3R0
Posted Image
Lapco Grey Ghost 2008, Classic Automag, PM8, 06 Cyborg
0

Share this topic:


  • (3 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users