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Old 01-30-2017, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Alaskan thread has me wondering about stripping. What are the pros and cons of cutting quick strips on an old pump like the crate Nelsons? When would you do it and when would you not?

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The Alaskan thread has me wondering about stripping. What are the pros and cons of cutting quick strips on an old plump like the crate Nelsons? When would you do it and when would you not?

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Old 02-01-2017, 05:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay, your statement us badly phrased and almost impossible to parse, but I'm pretty sure you're asking about using paint strippers on old 007s.

And yes, personally, I much prefer using chemical strippers rather than mechanical means. bead blasting, using a very fine bead, isn't too bad, but using stripping wheels, wire wheels, Roloc discs, Dremel wheels and that sort of theng, are strongly discouraged.

Personally, I use "aircraft" stripper to remove the paint- you just have to be absolutely sure to rinse it thoroughly, or stripper under the two barrel sections could bubble back out and ruin a later paintjob.

For these rusty guns that will be repainted or Cerakoted, they get a bath in the stripper,, rinsed, and then a bath in vinegar to remove all traces of rust. After that, it's rinsed thoroughly with hot water and soap, then quickly dried to prevent the formation of new rust.

Generally after this, the surface is ready to spray paint or Cerakote to your heart's content.

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Old 02-01-2017, 06:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think he means extending the 007 sear slot in the body so the hammer can be removed without drifting out the sear pin.
If it is a minty collectors piece then dont cut it.
If it is a fixer upper you plan on using I would extend the slot for ease of stripping.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was trying to be cute and failed badly. Let it be known that bald guys past fifty are rarely cute.

I WAS asking about cutting quick strip slots to ease in servicing the valve train. However, Doc's reply is equally appropriate when dealing with these old guns.

Perhaps a rephrase....

When should you consider cutting a quick strip in an old pump? When should you not? What are the things you should consider before per anently altering an older paintball gun?

Uhm, was that more clear?

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Old 02-01-2017, 09:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It didn't help that SOMEONE "plump"ed every "pump" for a day. Plump strippers are specific and unusual. Glad to hear you weren't considering stripping.

I think freedummy answered the "why not" in the Alaskan thread pretty well (seen that?), and Smiley had another guideline above.
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When should you consider cutting a quick strip in an old pump? When should you not? What are the things you should consider before permanently altering an older paintball gun?
When it comes to permanently altering older markers, let your conscience be your guide. Ultimately, it's your property. But before going too far, consider:
  • How many of them exist? (Hacking up a unicorn makes Velcor angry)
  • Is the gun a collector's item?
  • What condition is it in?
  • Is it a restoration job or a repair?
  • Can original parts be found or do they have to be manufactured/substituted?
  • What is the value of the gun in its current condition versus modified condition?

This is just a short list I came up with off the top of my head. But you should get the general idea. But like I said, it's up to you whether or not making permanent changes is the right thing to do.
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Plump strippers are specific and unusual.
Maybe where you live.
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When it comes to permanently altering older markers, let your conscience be your guide. Ultimately, it's your property. But before going too far, consider:
  • How many of them exist? (Hacking up a unicorn makes Velcor angry)
  • Is the gun a collector's item?
  • What condition is it in?
  • Is it a restoration job or a repair?
  • Can original parts be found or do they have to be manufactured/substituted?
  • What is the value of the gun in its current condition versus modified condition?

This is just a short list I came up with off the top of my head. But you should get the general idea. But like I said, it's up to you whether or not making permanent changes is the right thing to do.
Another one I use is how much more play time will the mod promote versus the amount of devaluation of the original marker. I put more value on a marker on the field than one in storage. The minimum acceptable amount of play time is the time required to do one of 1) shake out all of the bugs, 2) determine that it will not work, or 3) that I cannot use it enough to adapt to the style of play required. Result 1 is probably a keeper, 2 is scrap, 3 gets sold if it works well. If I'm not bothering to go that far, it's not worth starting.

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