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I've got two questions that i need help with. Sorry if this is in the wrong thread but i couldn't figure out what thread this would fit best in (please move this if i am wrong).

1. I have a Custom Parts Classic Barrel and when i get done playing a game the barrel comes loose everytime. And yes i have a o ring on it and yes it's the right threads. Anyone know how to stop it from coming loose?


2. I know that paintballs get old and i was wondering how long it takes for the paint to go bad and is there anyway to preserve it.

Thanks for any input and suggestions.
 

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you could try wrapping some teflon tape around the barrel threads to keep it from coming loose.

Paint can take a long time to go bad if stored properly.. read the sticky in the barrels and paint section about it.
 

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LoL thread lock. J/K dont do that. I think teflon tape would work but it may look fugly. How do the threads look on that barrell and gun? If they look ok then I suppose you would have to use the tape. If they look bad in either one I dunno what I would do really? So ya teflon lol.

And about the paint. Ussually the box of paint you get has tips on how to keep it fresh. use that it works very well :).
 

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one great way to preserve paint is to refridgrate it. It stops the paint from swelling and womt get dimples
 

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lets start with the paint. You want it in a cool place. Maybe a closet it is good to keep the bags sealed up untill the night before play. On that night open the bags and have it so fresh air can get to the balls. That way all the dimples and blemishes in the paint can get a chance to smooth out.
As far as age. its kinda up in the open if well preserved it can last a year without showing much for dammage. I personally don't mind really britle or bad paint thats what tourny grade paint is just a more britle easy breaking paint. If you are easy to break in barrels this is bad but say with a matrix its a great thing because of the low pressure. I wouldn't keep paint for more than 3 months. By that time if you can't use it then you need to buy less paint. Be cautious of fields that stock a large amount of paintballs because they could be selling you paint that is several months old. I always ask for some from the back..generally means its fresher.
With the barrel you may want to try a bigger oring. Also a good firm tighten at the begining of each game will help. With alot of kick on a gun it causes vibrations and spins the barrel off. I wouldn't suggest any teflon or locktite good way to start a problem. Before each game I always give a good firm twist to the barrel and wipe off the porting to insure everything is clean and ready just a ritual I guess. If you notice mid game just give it a twist and your set. Some gun barrel matchs do this and constant watching is all you can do.
 

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Screwedupmonkey said:
one great way to preserve paint is to refridgrate it. It stops the paint from swelling and womt get dimples

NO NO NO -- Don't refridgerate, freeze or otherwise subject your paint to temperature extremes as this a a recipe for disaster!!! Keeping paint cold will make the shell very brittle and WILL lead to dimpling and deformation. When you make things cold, they contract. In terms of Paintballs, this means the shell deforms and gets brittle, the fill gets thick, and the ball break soooo easy in your hopper, breech, or barrel once you warm them up. The ONLY exception to this rule are winter play paintballs that are desigend for the cold.

Keep paint in a cool (room temprature) place like a closet. Flip your paint a couple times a week (turn the case over, or set it on its end). Keep it in an area that has low to constant humidity (not on your damp basement floor or high humidity refridgerator) as paint will soak up the water in the air and get all mushy and NEVER store paint in pods as you will flatspot the paint for sure.
 

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1. tighten the bolt that is near where your barrel attaches i think its called the reciever bolt or something

2.just put the pb's in a cooler (w/o ice) so it doesn't get too moist

EDIT: this belongs in the barrel's and paintball section, its okay for now, since you're new to the forum and stuff, just look more carefully next time
 

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janiboy088 said:
1. tighten the bolt that is near where your barrel attaches i think its called the reciever bolt or something
only tippmanns have the, if he has a spyder/clone, you'll just have to teflon tape it, my barrel does the same thing, after a while it comes loose from shooting....
 

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my co2 comes loose from shooting, i have to recock the gun and screw in the co2 a bit. i'm switchin to HPA though.
 
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