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Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:56 PM

I've noticed on my A-5 that the matt black finish has actually started to corrode in spots :angry: . A few small pieces have even flaked off, causing me to have to paint over the bare metal so it wouldn't rust. Obviously this isn't supposed to happen, and I don't want the corrossion to spread any further. Does any one know what causes the finish on the marker to corrode, and how to keep it from happening any more in the future?
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 07:03 PM

This is the completely wrong section, PM a mod and ask them to move it to the Tippmann marker section.
You'll probably get more help there, as this section is kind of sleepy.
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 04:49 PM

Do not let paint sit on your gun. It can be corrosive



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Posted 20 March 2006 - 10:55 PM

As was stated before leaving paint on the marker can cause this to happen, which is why you should clean the equipment completely after playing (meaning a completel disassembly).

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...


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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:04 PM

one more thing to note......

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. ;)

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 11:14 PM

Isnt the A-5 made of alluminum, so it cant rust?
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:36 PM

Almost all metal does corrode and that includes aluminum. Aluminum will mostly show signs of corrosion at a contact point where a dissimilar piece of metal such as steel or iron is touching. Donít let your self think that aluminum does not corrode case it does it falls pray to the elements just like iron or steal it just happens a little diffrently..

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:52 PM

View Postsplathappy, on Mar 21 2006, 02:36 PM, said:

Almost all metal does corrode and that includes aluminum. Aluminum will mostly show signs of corrosion at a contact point where a dissimilar piece of metal such as steel or iron is touching. Donít let your self think that aluminum does not corrode case it does it falls pray to the elements just like iron or steal it just happens a little diffrently..


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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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:41 PM

it wont rust, its aluminum
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:42 PM

Guys, this thread is two years dead. Leave it alone now :D.

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