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Old 06-28-2014, 01:00 PM #1
Djzapz
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Making PMI Trracer presentable

So I have this old PMI tracer that was packed to the brim with dirt and somehow still shot straight. It is, needless to say, beautiful.



I was thinking of taking the body and the barrel and removing the old clearly custom-made crap paint and was wondering how you guys might go about that? I don't really intend to make it nice by the way, I just want take the paint off... In this case, is it possible to just polish it off with sand paper?

Also you might be able to see that the valve thumb screw is missing and it's replaced with a regular screw... Well that's the other side's pump screw, which was replaced by a longer screw which makes the pump sluggish and annoying to use. In other words, I need another screw for the pump action, any idea where I might get that?

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Old 06-28-2014, 06:39 PM #2
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i would disassemble it an let the parts soak in paint thinner
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:25 PM #3
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Alright, I guess I'll go ahead and do that. Forgive my lack of knowledge but My concern (which is most likely unfounded) is that paint thinner might grind the inside of the body and the barrel. Paint thinner doesn't do that right? lol (sorry x_x)
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:50 AM #4
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Alright so I have the body and the barrel soaking in paint thinner inside a plastic box. Kind of curious to see what happens next

Cheers.

Edit: Well it's not pretty but it's less ugly ^^. Thanks Mr Fish.

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Old 06-30-2014, 02:24 PM #5
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now you bust out the dremel with a polishing bit and some compound to sparkle it up
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:06 PM #6
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Yikes. Looks like a previous owner sanded all the anno off.
It has a CCI Phantom grip and is missing its sight rail, btw.

If you want to keep the silver look, it might look better if you hit it with some wet 1000 grit sandpaper and then some toothpaste or mother's mag, but that raw aluminum is always going to be very prone to scratches.

If you're looking for replacement screws and parts, try here: http://www.baccipaintball.com/parts/pump/nelson.html
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:57 AM #7
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Yeah I might do a polishing job sometime when I'm in the mood for another micro-project.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:32 AM #8
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Fine steel wool is always good for starting a polishing job. Cheap, works nice on rough, rounded surfaces.
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