My Paintball Gun Is Leaking Co2

Repair a leaking O-ring to solve air-leak issues.

Paintball is a game played with paintball marking guns that fire round paint-filled balls. Initially, paintball markers were used for tasks such as marking trees in logging operations. The guns were adapted for use in a tag-like game and have continued to evolve into refined guns capable of automatic firing. Paintball guns require a compressed air or gas source to propel the paint balls. Resolving air leaks can often be accomplished by replacing a part.

Instructions

1. Unload the paintball gun by removing the paintball hopper and removing any paintball ammunition from the gun.

2. Remove the air cylinder from the paintball gun. Point the gun in a safe direction and pull the trigger to make sure all air pressure is released from the gun.

3. Turn the gun so the tank valve is easily accessible. Locate the O-ring located just inside the end of the tank valve assembly.

4. Remove the O-ring by pulling it from the tank valve and discard it.

5. Obtain a suitable replacement O-ring for the paintball gun. Apply lithium grease to the new O-ring for lubrication. Use only enough lithium grease to lightly coat the O-ring.

6. Install the new O-ring into the tank valve. Securely seat the O-ring in the indention designed to hold it in place inside the tank valve of the paintball gun.