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#1 User is offline   killer422 

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:05 PM

Ok, so I just bought my new x7 with a ton of mods, and have test fired it a bit with HPA. Just took it apart for the second time since I bought it, and it had wear and tear already. Nothing major, no real scratches or damage, but just some black oil marks and tiny scratches. Is this normal after firing 100 rounds or so? I re-cleaned it and oiled it up everywhere it needs to be oiled. I'm not new to the sport, been playing for six years. But this is my first tippmann and didn't know if there was something I am supposed to do that I was unaware of, or if this is normal. Thanks for the help fellas.
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Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:03 AM

It's just overspray coming off the inside of the receivers. If you take some steel wool and clean up the interior you can cut down on full disassembly cleanings and your marker will function a bit better.
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:54 PM

I had a huge thread on how to clean you gun and all that stuff, equipment and such. but like you said your not new to the sport. theres always room to learn . on the contrary your question is pretty specific,

other then that, the stuff coming off is the cast iron finish. its going to happen to everybody. you can eather let it go away on its own, or you can take the steel wool to the insides and scrub like the sun isn't going to rise again.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:08 PM

It is a tippmann so you don't need to clean it as much as a electronic gun. I would recommend after a break(definatly) and after everyday of play.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:17 PM

I clean mine after every game and make sure to re-oil the orings, also clean it if a ball breaks like hittmann said but dont break it down in the woods losing something as simple as the rubber ball stop would make u MIA for awhile
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 04:20 PM

i have an a5 and i always heard tippmann guns were low mainance, but i was still nvr sure of how often to clean and how exactly to clean, after every game i take it apart and make sure there no crude n stuff and oil it every two or three games. so i guess this is enough? maybe i should oil more?
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:58 AM

I got a tippmann 98 custom...I maintain mine as much as someone with a spyder or some expensive gun...It still is moving parts, still gets dirt in it. So, in comparison, I have a Brand New Ford Mustang GT 2008, and you have a 1982 pinto. Eh, actually, make that a better car, thats just F'ed. But even so, I take my stang, oil change, clean it, vaccuum it every day, have no trash in it, under the hood shines, you see how it performs, never breaks down. Now, take the second car, no oil changes, don't clean your empty McDonalds cups out of the back, that car is going to be one nasty piece of metal on the road. Same for Paintball guns, clean your gun, take care of it,reguardless make/model.
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:43 PM

I have both a Custom pro and an A5 I clean them after 2 seperate days of play. But if i break paint its that day that I clean it.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:05 PM

I work as an airsmith at Johnsons Guns in Adrian, and I can tell you the almost ALL the work I do on Tippmanns, is due to people not cleaning them. I have seen people get by just fine without cleaning their markers, however I would say you better clean it up at least after EVERY day you get a break, and usually after any day of messy play. I clean my paintball markers like I do my firearms, after EVERY day of use. Or if you want, don't clean it up and I will be glad to take your money to clean and oil your gun for you... ;)
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:12 PM

I'm scared of taking mine apart but i'm going to do it after i play with it.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 03:23 AM

View Postoutlaw-master, on May 16 2008, 12:12 AM, said:

I'm scared of taking mine apart but i'm going to do it after i play with it.

Just remember on the kitchen floor (or other bright light smooth surface)on a big white towel just incase something pops out.
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:39 AM

Just take it apart somewhere safe, meaning pieces won't have a chance to get lost. Big white towel is a good idea. If you get lost follow the picture diagram in the manual. They are really quite simple as long as you remember what pins go where. (even if you forget thats what the picture is for). If you have a 98 watch out for the front sight spring, that guy likes to jump out at you, and if you have an A5/X7 just make sure the thing is un-cocked so the drive spring doesn't launch across the room when you remove the pins... If you do get stuck and the manual looks foreign I'm sure someone here can walk you through it...
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 01:18 PM

View Postoutlaw-master, on May 16 2008, 12:12 AM, said:

I'm scared of taking mine apart but i'm going to do it after i play with it.


A wise platoon sergeant once taught us to use a big old desk calendar when we had to strip our M-16's.

Simply remove the parts in date order (1-31), then reinstall them in reverse order.

As far as cleaning goes, at the bare minimum, I'd suggest a complete break down and cleaning at the end of each day.
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:07 PM

View PostAnimal Mother, on May 16 2008, 01:18 PM, said:

View Postoutlaw-master, on May 16 2008, 12:12 AM, said:

I'm scared of taking mine apart but i'm going to do it after i play with it.


A wise platoon sergeant once taught us to use a big old desk calendar when we had to strip our M-16's.

Simply remove the parts in date order (1-31), then reinstall them in reverse order.

As far as cleaning goes, at the bare minimum, I'd suggest a complete break down and cleaning at the end of each day.



Thats a dang good idea for taking apart a new marker/gun/tool whatever. Very wise this sergeant of yours is.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:08 AM

I tested out how rigorous the A-5 was. I only cleaned it when a ball broke or when it really needed a cleaning, I never oiled the gun or O-ring and just didnt really take care of it at all. the thing lasted about a year better than I thought. First the cyclone went and than the banjo fittings and than ironically the receivers, but I never broke an O-ring and I was using CO2. Ive replaced the cyclone and receivers since then and have been using that same gun for over 4 years. I would recommend a field strip after every game and a complete brake down every month or so depending on how much you use it.
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