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Old 04-02-2012, 03:18 AM #1
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How often should I clean my hopper?

I have a Dye rotor with a speed feed and I was wondering how often I should clean it. I've had no breaks in the hopper. Some courses I play on have a lot of dust but none has ever gotten inside.. Ummmm.. I wipe down the outside regularly?
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:44 PM #2
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After every time you play. Remember every ball passes through your hopper before it gets shot and clean paint = accurate paint. I would clean the shells and the feeding assembly after every day of play (only takes like 5-10 minutes to get a good through clean on it), now the motor and gear box, I wouldnt worry about as much unless you are having problems. I would only take that a part and clean it every 6 months - a year.

Be very through when you clean too, a clean hopper has less problems, feeds better, less jams, and of course dirties your paint less (hell, maybe even clean the paint). For years on all my hoppers I just use a water soaked paper towel, then go back over everything with a dry paper towel, this is probably they best way to clean most paintball equipment.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:35 AM #3
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Have to also remover paint shells are oily on the outside. That oil sticks to anything it touches. When dust hits that it sticks and will dirty up the inside of your hopper. Then next pod through picks that up, takes it into your gun and through the barrel.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:31 PM #4
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You should take it apart after every play because of the quick disassemble. If you had a prophecy you'd had a hell of a trouble fully taking it apart. Wiping it down with a mico-fiber should do it!
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:30 PM #5
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Well imo you guys are taking it abit far I wash my rotor after i know its been a filthy day. Id its been raining i was it, if i broke a ball inwash it, if. Can see that the loader is dirt on the outside, i assume its the same on the inside and i wash it. BUT i do check inside it after every day of play. If it looks clean and not oily, its good enough and my markers shoot rope

Edit: btw, not trying to be rue. We all got different views on how to tale care of our stuff

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Old 04-14-2012, 03:22 PM #6
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clean it when it needs it. if it ain't broke don't fix. never had a problem with dirty loader. you can go all anal with cleaning every little speck, rotor are much easier than other loaders(there is no quick cleaning of a Halo, regardless of the shells). so just use your best judgement. if you want to have it sparkly, clean it before every use or after every use or just clean it when it needs it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:04 PM #7
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Using a speed feed will require you to clean more often...especially in sandy environments.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:04 PM #8
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whenever it is dirty
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:58 PM #9
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i am OCD about my gear, somewhat of a ritual to sit in front of the TV on sunday nights with a roll of paper towel and q-tips. I find the longer paint stays on your gear the harder it will be to clean, so 30min after a good day of ball cleaning everything pays off in the long run
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All of this info was very helpful thanks.. Also make sure your pods get a wipe down once in awhile as well if theres oil all over the side of ur pods its gonna get right back in the hopper just common sense. Also always fill ur pods all the way or u could get on the field and up dumping broken balls into ur hopper and have a huge mess!
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:59 AM #11
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clean it when it needs it. if it ain't broke don't fix. never had a problem with dirty loader. you can go all anal with cleaning every little speck, rotor are much easier than other loaders(there is no quick cleaning of a Halo, regardless of the shells). so just use your best judgement. if you want to have it sparkly, clean it before every use or after every use or just clean it when it needs it.
What he said. I never cleaned mine because of oil residue and I only cleaned it when i saw a few dirt specks inside. Never broke paint in the hopper, even with 3 year old paint.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:28 PM #12
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:21 PM #13
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i am OCD about my gear, somewhat of a ritual to sit in front of the TV on sunday nights with a roll of paper towel and q-tips. I find the longer paint stays on your gear the harder it will be to clean, so 30min after a good day of ball cleaning everything pays off in the long run
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