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Old 10-12-2010, 03:53 PM #1
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Exclamation DP REV-I help

Hey i just bought a used rev-i and it came filthy with paint and dirt inside and out. What can i use to clean it and what can i use to lube it up if i dont have marker specific lube.
*Also, is there any problems i should be looking for??

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Old 10-12-2010, 03:56 PM #2
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since it is filthy i would just take a damp cloth and just clean everything off then take another cloth to dry it. and if you don't have any dow 33 go out and get some.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:11 PM #3
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The way i clean a gun to like new condition is to take out the electronics and eyes and give it a bath with hot soapy water

Like this without the abuse

http://www.zakvetter.com/paintball_v...tress_test.mov

Edit: totally dissemble the marker and wash it around in soapy water(NOT THE ELECTRONICS), then rinse it off, then dry and reassemble. Sometimes its the only way to get all the little nooks an crevices. i like my markers to be like new clean.

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Old 10-12-2010, 04:32 PM #4
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i just use paper kleenex tissues to clean my guns. once clean i lube my bolts with a dow33 based lube

i like lurker lube but monkey poo, sleek, dye lube will work fine.. stay away from the DP 40 lube.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:34 PM #5
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where can i get dow 33 besides at proshops or online?
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:38 PM #6
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honestly, it would be best to get a paintnall specific lube.

i used dow33 on my g3.. sometimes i would have to relube the bolt due to the lube not staying on it and causing bolt stick half way through the day

my whole team switched to monkey poo and lurker lube.. we dont have to lube every day of play.. we can get lazy and lube the bolts every other day of play (about 3 cases worth, we shoot very little.. dow33 was only lasting a case or so.)

thats just my experience with dow33.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:41 PM #7
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A bicycle shop mite carry it or slick honey. It is what they use on the bearings. Its usually way cheaper there to.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:58 PM #8
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I wouldn't recommend anything but paintball marker specific lube such as the one's mentioned above (dow 33, monkey poo, etc.).
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:27 PM #9
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The way i clean a gun to like new condition is to take out the electronics and eyes and give it a bath with hot soapy water. Totally dissemble the marker and wash it around in soapy water(NOT THE ELECTRONICS), then rinse it off, then dry and reassemble. Sometimes its the only way to get all the little nooks an crevices. i like my markers to be like new clean.
This is the way to go... hill160881. I found that a complete disassemble and good washing, complete drying, lube - with a good paintball marker lube such as mentioned (I now use monkey poo, works great with the REV-I), and your back in the game with a clean marker. When you wash, use a soft fabric washcloth, not some sort of plastic scrubber. This will take some time but it gets the job done correctly so don't short cut the process. Good luck.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:35 AM #10
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hell take the electronics out and throw it in the dish washer itl work to.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:50 AM #11
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Woah woah woah guys. Do not use dish soap on a paintball marker. The dish soap can remove fine finishing over time. Simply clean it with warm water. You're not going to eat off it.

Dish soap is also horrible for washing your car, it removes the clear coat and wax before you go washing your car with dish soap too. *shakes his head*



Warm water after removing ALL electronics & bolts! Do not leave any o-rings, bolts, or adjustment screws in the marker. Take out anything you would use an allen wrench on. The nuts/bolts/etc will rust!
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:40 AM #12
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Woah woah woah guys. Do not use dish soap on a paintball marker. The dish soap can remove fine finishing over time. Simply clean it with warm water. You're not going to eat off it.

Dish soap is also horrible for washing your car, it removes the clear coat and wax before you go washing your car with dish soap too. *shakes his head*



Warm water after removing ALL electronics & bolts! Do not leave any o-rings, bolts, or adjustment screws in the marker. Take out anything you would use an allen wrench on. The nuts/bolts/etc will rust!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:11 PM #13
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The only screws I do not take out of mine are the air passage way screws. I simply try to blow them out with canned air while the solenoid is off of course. I also have never used dish soap. I hold the marker body with one hand in the sink so it is not laying in the sink and then I use my sprayer on my kitchen sink to spray the body with hot water only. I do this will all screws, electronics, pretty much everything removed except for the air passage way screws. This is not something I do after each say of play either. Maybe once a year at most. If you are just cleaning up after a days play I recommend wiping the marker off with a towel, not cleaning it in this manner.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:47 PM #14
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did i say use dish soap? maybe i shuld have states i just use plain water lol.
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Dish soap is also horrible for washing your car, it removes the clear coat and wax before you go washing your car with dish soap too. *shakes his head*
Not true. Dish Soap can't effect the clear coat as clear coat is just paint resin without any colour added. Dish soap can't eat thru paint period. In fact Zaino, which makes some of the best car polishes around, recommends you first wash the car with Dawn before applying any of their products as it strips all waxes etc leaving you with a "clean" clear coat.

A single wash of a paintball marker in warm water and something like Dawn would be fine for the paint finish.
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Not to really change the entire topic of this discussion but dish soap contains abrasives which can and will damage the polymeres of a clear coat and paint job. With that being said the reason it has been recommended in the past to clean a car of wax is because wax is nothing more than grease and dish soap cuts grease. I gaurentee you without a doubt in my mind that dish soap is very harmful to paint finish. Since markers are not covered in wax to protect the paint itself, the use of dish soap will cause oxidation which will over time ruin the paint.

Ontop of this dish soap contains phosphorus and salts that will ruin a paint job as it is not made to be used on paint, it is to be used to clean things you eat off of. lol
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:15 AM #18
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Not to really change the entire topic of this discussion but dish soap contains abrasives which can and will damage the polymeres of a clear coat and paint job. With that being said the reason it has been recommended in the past to clean a car of wax is because wax is nothing more than grease and dish soap cuts grease. I gaurentee you without a doubt in my mind that dish soap is very harmful to paint finish. Since markers are not covered in wax to protect the paint itself, the use of dish soap will cause oxidation which will over time ruin the paint.

Ontop of this dish soap contains phosphorus and salts that will ruin a paint job as it is not made to be used on paint, it is to be used to clean things you eat off of. lol
Obviously no-one would recommend you wash a car with dish soap on a weekly basis. This is an issue of performing a one off cleaning and as such it won't effect the paint finish.
Dish soap is still recommended by most companies that make car detailing products as the initial step in prepping a car to be detailed as it will breakdown waxes etc. The car wash liquids used to clean your car regularly are very gentle so as not to remove the waxes etc.

You stated it would actually remove the clear coat which is patently untrue.

As for being made to clean thing you eat off that makes it generally safer than other cleaning alternatives like brake cleaner which is far harsher and much more toxic.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:44 PM #19
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use c4 it wont hurt anything.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:15 PM #20
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I much prefer PTEN or Semtex to C4 when it comes to cleaning items
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yeah i know i guess im a lil old school. lol
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