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Old 02-10-2004, 06:14 PM   #6
amzng_spyderman
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Basic Cleaning/Maintenance

Question: What kind of regular maintenance will my autococker need?

Answer: You will need to regularly (after each day of play)...

- remove your bolt, and apply a good lubricant to its O-rings. Do not use vaseline! It attracts dirt, and will hurt your marker more than help it. Only oil your bolt if it's made of metal, delrin bolts will possibly swell up if they are oiled.

-either...
--Remove your regulator/foregrip and put a few drops of oil into the vertical adaptor, or...
--Put a few drops of oil into the ASA you screw your tank into. Again, only use a good lubricant, preferably one designed for paintball markers. It's better to remove your regulator/foregrip and put the oil in there than it is to put it directly into your ASA, because too much oil can eventually kill your regulator. Once in a while though, it won't hurt. It's actually reccomended, for most regs, that you oil them

--Note: After putting oil into your VA, you'll want to cycle the marker 20-30 times without the barrel on to fully distribute the oil.--

-Clean off any dirt or fingerprints on the exterior of your cocker. Take a 50/50 water/rubbing alcohol solution in a spray bottle, spray it onto your cocker's body and wipe it clean. It'll come out all nice and shiny.

-Every so often, remove your 3-way shaft and put a generous amount of silicone grease (or dow33, whatever you'd like to call it) on its O-rings. This will prevent and solve leaks, and give you a smoother trigger pull.

Doing these things regularly can save you lots of trouble in the long run, and doesn't take long to do at all. Definitely worth the time and effort.

Maintenance:
Don't trash around your marker. The better you take care of it, the better it will take care of you. If you have any reason to believe your timing is off, make sure by cycling some air and even paint if possible through the marker, before attempting to re-time your autococker. If you are an expert in timing and understand what the problem is, by all means fix it. If you are unsure, think about the problem before you take any action.

Question: What kind of lube should i use?

Answer: Any oil made specifically for paintball guns will work fine. Gold cup, pmi oil, etc. Dow 33 and Dow 55 also work great on the bolt and 3 way, but they have to be applied directly and not cycled through the pneumatics via the asa.
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