Cleaning a paintball gun is essential to keeping your equipment in good working order. But let’s be honest, it’s not the most exciting task in the world. In fact, it’s probably pretty far down on your list of things to do. However, we’ll try to make it as painless as possible with these five (not so) easy steps.
Disassemble your gun
This is usually the most time-consuming and tedious part of the cleaning process. But it’s important to make sure you get all the nooks and crannies clean. Refer to your gun’s manual for specific instructions on how to disassemble it. And be careful not to lose any tiny parts!
Clean the outside
Starting with a lightly damp cloth, wipe down the exterior of your paintball gun. Once that’s done, use a dry cloth to remove any residual moisture from the surface.
Clean the barrel
The barrel is one of the most important parts of the gun to keep clean. A dirty barrel can cause decreased accuracy and decreased velocity. To clean it, simply run a bore brush through it a few times. Then swab it out with a cleaning cloth or paper towel dampened with Paintball Gun cleaning solution.
Lubricate moving parts
Now it’s time to lubricate any moving parts, like the trigger and bolt assembly, with light oil or silicone-based lubricant. Use a small brush or cotton swab to apply the lube in tight spaces that may be difficult to reach.
Reassemble your paintball gun
After all of the components have been cleaned and dried off, you can put them back together again. Make sure everything is fitted correctly before testing out the gun for playability.
Cleaning a paintball gun may not be the most exciting task, but it’s essential to keep your equipment in good working order. With these five easy(ish) steps, you’ll have your gun cleaned and ready to go in no time. So get out there and enjoy some pain-free shooting!