A good paintball gun should be easy to clean, easy to maintain and a little bit of fun, according to a new article published by the American Eagle Paintball Association (AEPAA).
In the article, which was published Tuesday, the AEPAA outlines the three basic steps that should be followed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of paintballers.
“Clean, maintain and use the most common household and commercial cleaning products, which should be as safe and effective as possible,” the AepAA writes.
“Clean your paintballs with a soft brush and/or a soft sponge.
Avoid spraying paint or spraying liquid into your paint.
Never use a paintballer’s hose, paintbrush, or air compressor.
Never take a paintbrush into the paint area of your paint ball, even if you think you can use it to clean a dirty gun.”
The AEPA goes on to say that while cleaning paintball firearms is a good way to keep them clean, it should also be followed by “troubleshooting and maintenance.”
While cleaning guns is not necessarily a problem, it can be a frustrating task, according the APAA.
“We recommend cleaning a paintgun every two weeks to keep the gun cleaner and keep it safe, but we also recommend using an old-fashioned brush and a sponge to remove gun oil and paint residue,” the article reads.
“We also recommend washing the paintgun thoroughly with cold water and rubbing it dry.
Do not use a cloth, paper towel, or plastic dishcloth to wipe the gun dry.
Use an old dish towel to clean the gun.”
Paintball guns should be used for the safety of the paintball player and the safety for the rest of the community, according AEPAAAA.
“If your paint gun needs to be replaced, there is no reason why it shouldn’t be replaced as well,” the magazine reads.
“The most common cleaning products to use for cleaning your paintgun are soft brushes and/ or a sponge.
You can wash a paint gun and put it in a bowl of cold water, and then wash it with a warm water bath, followed by a soft scrubbing sponge or brush to remove any gun residue, dust, paint, or other contamination,” the website reads.
The APAAA also recommends that players use a “low pressure sprayer” for cleaning the paintballs.
“This is a low pressure spray of air on the paint and gun surfaces.
The paintballing industry is experiencing an increased demand for paintball-specific sprayers.
These new sprayers allow you to spray paint quickly without the need to run a hose through a hose.
They can also be used as a portable air cleaner to clean your paint balls and to clean out paintballs that you are using for a competition or tournament,” the publication says.
The American Eagle paintball industry is expected to grow by around 5,000 per year, with the sport expected to take off in the United States in 2019.
The new paintball magazine is available for download from the AEPA website.