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Old 05-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing level-x foamie

What's the best way to install a new foamie on a level-x bolt?
What kind of glue etc.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dampened the foamie water and then spread a very thin layer of gorilla glue on it using a toothpick. I used the white gorilla, less foaming formula. Then I put the foamie on the cleaned bolt (scraped with an exacto knife and rubbed with an alcohol prep pad) and clamped a 3/4" disc magnet on top to keep pressure on it.

That thing is stuck like its welded now. Another tip to help stop from shooting them out is to trim off the flared out "wings" on the breech side, using a razor. That reduces drag on the foamie when air rushes past.
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I just use a dab of superglue. The hard part is cleaning the surface thoroughly.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've never lost a foamie, and I've been using the same level ten bolt for almost a decade now.
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This is the first time I lost one.
My other gun I have been using the most, I've shot 10's of thousands of balls with, without a problem.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Many people (myself included) will tell you that foamies are not necessary on level X's. I lost one on a gun I had a while back, put probably 3,000-4,000 rounds through it without any issues.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you're using a force-feed loader then not having a foamie can have an effect. In some cases (smaller paint) it can allow a chambered paintball to roll back slightly against the bolt, which lets a second paintball fall partially into the breech. This can create a consistent chuff at best, and chops at worst.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i tend to soak my bolt face in nail polish remover to get all the old glue off it.....never tried gorilla glue but i will......used super glue.....a few times kept losing fomies now ive been using epoxy....just gotta be careful and dont use too much
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That's the thing with gorilla glue too.. a little goes a long way. And it works much much better if you can get some pressure on it while it cures. Thus, the 3/4" disc magnet slapped on top of the bolt.
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One of mine came off a little while ago and I asked the local shop owner what to use; he said krazy glue. That foamie hasn't come off. You can get krazy glue at walmart.
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