James Doc, on Aug 22 2007, 02:59 PM, said:
Thanks for the advice there's one more thing I'm not sure about though and its that I've heard people saying they don't like people using electro markers on wet days and since I live in Scotland where it rains a lot this could be a real problem
Ions usually hanld rain pretty good because the only place water will enter the marker is through the seam between the body and the gripframe, and that would be highly unlikely. However, most electronic hoppers will get damaged easily in the rain. You can cover it in a plastic bag, wrap electric tape around the seams, or apply some kind of rubber sealant.
Other than that, the Ion is a great marker. It is a little hard to disassemble, but you will get used to it.
Two big hints about the Ion:
I. Don't overtighten the banjo fittings. Banjo fittings are 90 degree air fittings that are in the marker that connect lines to other parts such as the firing assembly or the regulator. There are three of them. If you over-tighten them, they will leak and need to be replaced. It is harder to over-tighten them than most people think, but it is a common mistake. Just make sure you tighten them until they stop turning, but do not force them. An under-tightened banjo will leak and need to be tightened, but an over-tightened one will leak and need replacing.
II. A dead battery is #1 cause of problems with the Ion. If it ever does not fire, act strangely, turns off while you are shooting, or does pretty much anything else abnormal, chances are you need a new battery.
This post has been edited by Philipp122: 22 August 2007 - 01:21 PM