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Old 08-20-2012, 11:35 AM #1261
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My Ninja regulator started to leak today as i was making a shooting video lol. it came from between the bonnet and rest of the regulator. Im assuming it just needs lubin. what kind of lube is recommended. I know no oil. but like what grease.
I have; Guerilla Air lube, dow33, hater, hater v2, sleek, militia lube, monkey poo, exalt lube.
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Yep, you are 100% correct in your assumption. If it leaks between the bonnet and reg body or the bonnet set screw holes, that means your reg needs a cleanin and a lube job.

We always recommend Ninja lube but any silicone based grease will work. Just need to make sure to NEVER USE GUN OIL in an hpa regulator. Also, go to our site, click the video link, and watch the Pin Valve and Piston Repair video found on our youtube channel. This will take you through the process of taking apart your reg, what to look for, how and where to lube, and how to put it back together again.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:36 AM #1262
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I actually had the same thing happen while on the field.
CLEAN AND LUBE YOUR REG!!!

What you guys dont realize is just like on your markers bolt, there are multiple orings in your regulator. what happens when you dont relube your bolt orings or clean your bolt? You have leaks or other issues....just like on your regulator.

This is why we made the Ninja reg user-serviceable...so you guys can take care of your gear!
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:39 AM #1263
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hi, i have the pro reg and i was wondering do you have to take the reg off the bottle to change the output pressure, and how wouldi take off the reg, just with a vice? ive never done it before. thanks
No. Please follow the instructions in the manual that comes with all ninja regulators and air systems. It will tell you exactly what you need to do in order to change the output pressure.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:40 AM #1264
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No you don't have to take the reg off. Just empty all the air from your tank and remove the bonnet. To remove the bonnet remove the top 3 set screws and unscrew the bonnet. The shims you remove to change the pressure are under the piston. Mine looked like bright silver washers. Don't remove any of the shims stacked on the piston you need them. Hope this helps.
GREAT INFO! Thanks moreys
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CLEAN AND LUBE YOUR REG!!!

What you guys dont realize is just like on your markers bolt, there are multiple orings in your regulator. what happens when you dont relube your bolt orings or clean your bolt? You have leaks or other issues....just like on your regulator.

This is why we made the Ninja reg user-serviceable...so you guys can take care of your gear!
How often should the cleaning and lubing of reg occur? I've only had the tank filled three times, used in field twice and opened once (remove a shim. wore unpowdered vinyl gloves).
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:34 PM #1266
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How often should the cleaning and lubing of reg occur? I've only had the tank filled three times, used in field twice and opened once (remove a shim. wore unpowdered vinyl gloves).
I usually recommend a few times a year or every 4-6 months. the lube on the inside of the regulator doesnt dry out nearly as fast as the lube you use on your bolt orings but you definitely need to keep them cleaned and lube to make your regulator work correctly. Keep in mind, a regulator can have an issue even on a first fill, due to no fault of the regulator. If the compressors filters, separators, or lines are old or not maintained, the compressor can blow "dirty air" down the fill lines and it has nowhere else to go but into your reg, down into your bottle, and back up into your regulator again. That's why its always a good idea to clean/lube the internals of the reg every 4-6 months (at least in my opinion). Just like an oil change on a car, this little bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:58 PM #1267
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Hey, I have a grey ghost tank and was wondering if there are any steps I can take to prevent the (seemingly) inevitable discoloration/yellowing that seems to occur with grey tanks.

I've searched and found a few threads on the topic, however it seems to be mostly hearsay, was hoping to get a techs word on the subject,
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Hi i have a Ninja SLP PRO reg, and it isnt going down all the way. The gap is below the adjustable collar. Its about half a centimeter big and dosen't leak or anything just had me a little worried. Ive tried taking it off and trying to get it to sit correctly but it just dosent want to go down any further. Please let me know what i should do. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:58 PM #1269
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Hi i have a Ninja SLP PRO reg, and it isnt going down all the way. The gap is below the adjustable collar. Its about half a centimeter big and dosen't leak or anything just had me a little worried. Ive tried taking it off and trying to get it to sit correctly but it just dosent want to go down any further. Please let me know what i should do. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:15 PM #1270
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I usually recommend a few times a year or every 4-6 months. the lube on the inside of the regulator doesnt dry out nearly as fast as the lube you use on your bolt orings but you definitely need to keep them cleaned and lube to make your regulator work correctly. Keep in mind, a regulator can have an issue even on a first fill, due to no fault of the regulator. If the compressors filters, separators, or lines are old or not maintained, the compressor can blow "dirty air" down the fill lines and it has nowhere else to go but into your reg, down into your bottle, and back up into your regulator again. That's why its always a good idea to clean/lube the internals of the reg every 4-6 months (at least in my opinion). Just like an oil change on a car, this little bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way.
Ninja wouldn't by any chance have a video tutorial for this processed, would you?
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:09 PM #1271
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:27 AM #1272
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Hello, I have an SMP550 (the one that has been discontinued and it is using a belleville stack spring) and I wanted to convert it to 800psi (I know that it is not designed for that) so I used 2 thin shims (NOT belleville), I don't remember the thickness but they probably are 0.1mm or a little more (I am lazy to take them out and measure them) and now I have an output pressure of 800psi exactly (tested).

Is there any problem with this setup?? If i shouldn't do that what is the reason??
Will i have any problems in the future?? I have played lots of games with this setup without a single problem but I just wanted to ask if there will be any issues..

Thanks!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:52 AM #1273
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Hey, I have a grey ghost tank and was wondering if there are any steps I can take to prevent the (seemingly) inevitable discoloration/yellowing that seems to occur with grey tanks.

I've searched and found a few threads on the topic, however it seems to be mostly hearsay, was hoping to get a techs word on the subject,
Yes you can use a tank cover. If any of the gel coat on your bottle is in direct contact with UV Rays, its going to discolor. Thats one of the drawbacks of buying the lower priced grey bottle over the black.
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Ninja wouldn't by any chance have a video tutorial for this processed, would you?
why yes, we sure do

Go to NinjaPaintball.com and click the video link. Scroll down our Youtube channel until you see Pin Valve and Piston Repairs. This video will take you through the entire process of disassembling your regulator, cleaning, inspecting, relubing, and putting it back together again.
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I'm sorry but no. Its a completely different spring pack. You could possibly find someone to buy your SHP so you can get an SLP or maybe find someone on PBN that will trade up
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Hello, I have an SMP550 (the one that has been discontinued and it is using a belleville stack spring) and I wanted to convert it to 800psi (I know that it is not designed for that) so I used 2 thin shims (NOT belleville), I don't remember the thickness but they probably are 0.1mm or a little more (I am lazy to take them out and measure them) and now I have an output pressure of 800psi exactly (tested).

Is there any problem with this setup?? If i shouldn't do that what is the reason??
Will i have any problems in the future?? I have played lots of games with this setup without a single problem but I just wanted to ask if there will be any issues..

Thanks!!!
So you added something into our product that wasn't originally included? I would not recommend doing that as it voids your warranty and could cause issues down the road.. Since we have not tested your regulator and we did not add those shims in, I cannot tell you if you will have issues with pressure creep, spiking, or consistency.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:50 PM #1277
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Hello,

I recently picked up a G6R that came with a Ninja 68/4500 SLP tank that has a date of birth 2/11.
I filled up the tank last week, shot maybe a hopper's worth of paint through the gun and when I checked the gauge on the tank today it says it's at ~1500psi. I know the store filled it to at least 4000psi as well.

I don't hear a leak, but i'm assuming that's the issue.
I had the tank connected to the gun all week, but it was not aired up (the asa was off), so that shouldn't make a difference.

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I recently picked up a G6R that came with a Ninja 68/4500 SLP tank that has a date of birth 2/11.
I filled up the tank last week, shot maybe a hopper's worth of paint through the gun and when I checked the gauge on the tank today it says it's at ~1500psi. I know the store filled it to at least 4000psi as well.

I don't hear a leak, but i'm assuming that's the issue.
I had the tank connected to the gun all week, but it was not aired up (the asa was off), so that shouldn't make a difference.

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Could you do me a favor and while you have pressure in the tank, submerge the entire regulator underwater and let me know exactly where the leak is coming from. If you can tell me that, I can tell you exactly what needs to be done to fix it.
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Could you do me a favor and while you have pressure in the tank, submerge the entire regulator underwater and let me know exactly where the leak is coming from. If you can tell me that, I can tell you exactly what needs to be done to fix it.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will do that tonight and let you know what I find.
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Rob, I think this may be an easy one

I submerged the tank reg under water and I saw bubble coming out from the threads around the gauge.
What is your recommended method for removing the gauge and reinstalling it to seal the threads?

Also, can I use this water method on other HPA tanks? I have an in hydro crossfire that I have been suspecting of a leak for a few months now, but I didn't know how to test it.

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Rob, I think this may be an easy one

I submerged the tank reg under water and I saw bubble coming out from the threads around the gauge.
What is your recommended method for removing the gauge and reinstalling it to seal the threads?

Also, can I use this water method on other HPA tanks? I have an in hydro crossfire that I have been suspecting of a leak for a few months now, but I didn't know how to test it.

Thank you.
PERFECT! this is the correct way to tech a regulator. If you do not know where a leak is on an HPA regulator, fill the tank up with air and then submerge. You can use this method on any HPA regulator.

I would recommend using the correct size wrench, depending on if you have a standard or mini gauge. Remove the gauge, remove all thread sealant tape on the gauge threads and the port where the gauge screws into on the reg body, re-apply new thread sealant tape, reinstall in reg body
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