Most new remotes need to be prepped. Here's what you need to do. Using two wrenches, I like using two large adjustable jaw wrenches. Remove the quick disconnect from the slide check and set it aside. There's usually an O-ring or metal clip holding the slide on. If it's an O-ring use a pick to roll it off the edge of that smooth cylider and let it stay right there on those threads. If it's a metal clip remove it being careful to not let it fly off. Set it aside. OK, now just pull the slide off. Now, see those two tiny holes? Those two tiny holes are what cut the O-Rings. When those two tiny holes are drilled at the factory the drilling leaves a small burr or sharp edge on the hole. You need to use a small fine file or sandpaper to smooth those two holes out, making sure there's no burr or sharp edge. BE CAREFUL TO NOT REMOVE TOO MUCH MATERIAL OR CUT INTO THE METAL TOO MUCH, JUST SMOOTH OUT THE EDGES OF THE HOLES.Once you do that blow it off to remove any debris caused by the sanding. Now, look inside the round slide you pulled off. There's two O-rings inside the slide. They're usually exactly the same as regular tank valve O-rings available anywhere that sells paintball supplies. Using a pick pull them out and replace one or both if needed. Oil the O-rings and the smooth cylinder and push the slide back on. Now, replace the O-ring or metal clip that holds the slide on. Put some teflon tape on the threads and re-install the quick disconnect nice and tight. You're done. Look into the end of the quick disconnect and make sure the little O-ring is still in there too. Replace if needed. You can just pull it out with a pick and just poke a new one back into it's place. Now you know how to repair a slide check. Always oil the slide before each day of paintball. Keep extra O-rings,teflon tape, and the wrenches handy. Feel free to PM me with any questions.
This post has been edited by DVLCHLD: 09 September 2006 - 06:40 AM