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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Tips?

Im looking at used mini's planning to buy one when i fing a good deal. Do any of you have any tips or anything i should know before buying one?
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Old February 18th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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make sure it's not a generation 1. those had ALL sorts of issues
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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yeah im making sure theyre gen 2 but is there any tips for when i get the gun
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nope, maybe an on/off? There's always the new bolt/spring kit, barrel, board etc. But its fine stock.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the only "on/offs" you can install are those ones that go inbetween the tank and the reg and make the whole thing longer, im lucky enough to have a tank that already has an on/off collar but i have not seen any of these in years

make sure it comes with a parts kit, if it doesnt then get one ASAP, standard o-rings will not fit it.....well, i managed to find some that will work in a pinch but the kit will have the ones in it that are meant to work with it.

dont ever take apart the regulator! dont take that front cap off, it caused me all kinds of issues when i did and put it back on wrong. everything from the grip frame up is fairly straight forward, definatly read the manual, the mini kind of does things its own way so read the manual cover to cover and you should have the yes and no of the mini

o and since nobody ever uses lock tight on anything, get a tube of it, then when the mini arrives get into the grip frame and lock tight the screws that hold the reg on nice and tight, it will loosen up on you after a while if you dont, also a good idea to do that to the small screws on your trigger or they will work loose after a while
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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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thanks thats really good advise but i have one more question would my 4500 HP 68 cubic in. DXS compressed air tank be good for the mini
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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ya it will work just fine, the manual of the mini will recomend a LP tank but its not required and will work just fine off a HP tank

get some marker oil and put a drop on the threads if you dont have a on/off collar for the mini, it will help screwing in and unscrewing the tank, but whatever you do NEVER get the oil in the fill nipple of the tank, very very bad things happen when the tank is filled after that
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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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ok good i was worried that i would have to buy another one
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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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while im talking about my tank, there is minor rust on the metal part on the top of it (where it screws into the gun) and was wondering if thats a problem and how i can prevent it?
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hello anyone?
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Old February 18th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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this is a message board not a instant messanger relax

rust, outch, um it kinda depends on how much, definatly clean off what is there, if that gets into your marker it will mean bad news, id put a little oil on the metal afterwards to help prevent it from happening again, stop storing your tank outside and get a thread saver, they are a little aluminum cap meant to protect the threads of your tank
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Old February 18th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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i actually just store under my bed when im not paintballing and im not sure how it gets there but i got to find a new cap for it
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Old February 19th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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is it stored next to the frogs you caught at the pond and decided to take home?

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oxidation can happen without water, if its a lot of rust you may want to take it into a shop and get their opinion, if you can id like to see a picture to get a better idea of how much we are talking about
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ill probaly upload a picture when i get off school. it only has very little rust its barely noticable
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Old February 19th, 2010, 01:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My number 1 tip watch out when ordering aftermarket bolts I had a huge problem with my Techt Delrin Bolt and I'm waiting for Techt to respond to my email to see how to handle it. Overall the advice here is spot on lube your threads, new spring kits will help overall the board isnt to bad or the barrel there are upgrades available if you want.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It's not just the techt, there have been reports of several bolts working and some not. It seems like the ndz ones are ok for the most part.
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shoot now i forgot which i have in mine, i believe its the NDZ mass reduction tech, been working fine, helped reduce the kick a decent amount
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Old February 20th, 2010, 01:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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damn i wish i would have bought an NDZ instead of the Techt, they still haven't emailed me back from Techt and I'll be damned if I wasted $35! Invert said I could mail them the gun and have it fixed but the stock bolt works fine its the Techt bolt thats messed up and I doubt that Invert could fix that.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 10:00 AM   #19 (permalink)
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invert would just put a stock bolt back in and charge you shipping and parts dont bother
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
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what do you guys think about an on/off asa? what is the need for one anyway?
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You can't replace the ASA on the mini. You'd have to get the inline on/off, as was previously mentioned in this thread.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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ive never had one before so like whats the advantages of having them
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They are the only on/offs that will work on an Invert Mini is their advantage.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
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what i meant to say is what on/off switches exactly do?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Lets you turn off your air source without having to disconnect your tank. MOST (not all) also purge the remaining air in the ASA, allowing your tank to come off the marker easier.
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