Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:56 PM
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 10:55 PM
I had the exact same issue with my A5...even though it is one of the first 2500 made, it saw better days.
I simply used Klean-Strip paint stripper to completely remove the paint and proceeded to repaint it myself. You can really paint it however you want to at this point, just be sure to not skimp on the initial surface prepping.
Another option (if financially able) is the Duracoat option. Expensive yes, but also extremely durable ad Big Bone does a fantastic job on that as well as Desert Wookie from Tactical Camo.
Also i am moving this thread to the Tippmann section...
Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:04 PM
your marker wont corrode...nor will it rust as its made out of aluminium. Aluminium wont rust...
paints and oils dont mix well......when you apply paintball paint(contains oils) to enamal...they cause a surface seperation....the extreme presure differences near the barrel when firing makes the problem worse...
All A-5's will suffer this after a while.
Now dont go and be a smart A** and tell me your marker is rusting....the screws dont count.
This post has been edited by wolftalon: 20 March 2006 - 11:05 PM
Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:36 PM
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:52 PM
You're right....Aluminum will corrode. Rust is iron oxide...AKA corroded iron. Steel and tin and many other metals contain iron which is why they rust. Aluminum doesn't contain iron...so no rust.
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