Paintball Equipment Repair

Paintball Equipment Repair

Safety gear is a must when engaging in a physical activity such as paintball. Paintball equipment may be damaged from being dropped, running over by vehicle, or coming into contact with solid objects. The following tips will show you the best ways to fix your paintball equipment and get back on the field.

What is paintball equipment and what does it need to be repaired and maintained

Paintball markers are essential to playing paint ball. Paintball markers use CO2 or high-pressure air cartridges to shoot balls of paint at other players. Although paintball markers come in many different shapes and sizes, the most common type is a semi-automatic marker. There are many benefits to owning a paintball marker, such as the fun of personalizing your own device and shooting your friends with it.

Paintball markers, paintball masks, and other safety equipment are all things we can help you out with if you are in need of repair.

How to maintain paintball guns and how often they should be maintained

There are 4 main categories of maintenance for paintballs: filling up gas tanks; changing barrels; cleaning components; and lubricating pneumatics. All these aspects of the maintenance process require special tools, but if you do not have them there are alternatives that can be used instead.

Paintball markers come in many shapes and sizes. The most popular style is the semi-automatic paintball marker that uses a CO2 or compressed air tanks to propel the paintballs. When using CO2, the gas is carried in a 6,000 to 10,000 psi bottle with a regulator to adjust the pressure for different markers. A 12 oz canister of compressed air will power an average pump for about six hundred shots.

If the paintball gun has a defective paintball mechanism, the risk of injury is increased.

Paintball mask maintenance: how to maintain masks and how often they should be maintained?

A properly functioning paintball mask helps prevent eye injury and protects against inhalation damage from the chemical propellant present in paintball ammunition. Regularly cleaning your mask will keep it running efficiently and protect you from getting injured by accident. At Area 51 Paintball, we will not let you on the field if your paintball mask is damaged. Safety First! Not sure how to repair your paintball mask? Ask one of our helpful staff members! We have experience and parts to make most common paintball mask repairs on site.

Paintball barrel maintenance: what type of barrels are available and how often they should be cleaned?

The basic function of any paintball marker’s barrel is to fire the paintballs at a target at high speed. If the paintball marker does not shoot accurately, its barrel may need replacement. There are two types of paintball marker barrels - open topped and closed topped. These components can get dirty, jammed up, and clogged which makes playing paintball difficult. Having a clogged paintball barrel is like having a clogged gun barrel. In both cases, the gun cannot fire as quickly or as accurately.

Area 51 can help you maintain your paintball marker barrel to ensure that it is throwing paint smoothly and efficiently and only at your intended target.

Safety gear is a must when engaging in a physical activity such as paintball. Paintball equipment may be damaged from being dropped, running over by vehicle, or coming into contact with solid objects. The following tips will show you the best ways to fix your paintball equipment and get back on the field. if you do not feel comfortable performing your own maintenance and repairs on your paintball equipment, get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff who can help you perform these important repairs and maintenance!


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What Are Customers Are Saying

Amy Bolin

Amazing day at Area 51! This place is top-notch. The staff is friendly, funny, and safety conscious. The course is set up in different sections so you are playing on different fields for each game. Plenty of shade and water for each intermission. The rental equipment seems well cared for and everything was clean, streamlined and we'll organized. For the price of a movie and consessions you can play for hours on end. Our new summer favorite.

Collin Herold

I don't really know anything about paintball, I've played a few times. And I've never been here. But they fly a Valken flag, that's reason enough for 5 stars

Cindy Johnston

This is a paintball field thats motto is FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME! and they mean it. I love it there.

The Best Paintball Northwestern Lower Michigan!

Paintball isn't just a game: it's a full-blown obsession. Playing paintball is one of the most fun and exciting ways to spend time with friends and family, and it can be a great way to stay in shape. We are the best paintball center in the area and offer more than just an opportunity to play the game—we also offer fun and exciting activities for people of all ages, including kids.

Area 51 Rules of Engagement & Safety Requirements

Safety Requirements

  • Keep calm and play paintball. Make sure you are keeping it at a pg rating.
  • Barrel covers on at all times
  • Masks on at all times
  • No cracks in paintball masks allowed
  • 285 Feet per second limit
  • Shoot only in designated game zones
  • Fingers on triggers only in active games
  • Avoid hazards
  • Keep your feet on the ground
  • Report any and all hazards to Area 51 staff
  • Use safe and inspected equipment only
  • No alcohol or drugs
  • Leave wildlife at peace
  • Report any and all problems to Area 51 Paintball staff

Rules Of Engagement

  • Follow All Safety Requirements
  • All Area 51 Paintball staff decisions are final
  • Stay in bounds during active games
  • Shoot only in active game zones
  • Aiming is required before shooting
  • Eliminations only if paint breaks
  • Gun hits do count
  • Cease fire on eliminated players
  • If hit, leave game zone quickly
  • If unsure, ask for a paint check
  • Honesty is the best policy
  • Keep bunkers where they are
  • Shoot designated targets only
  • Report any and all issues to Area 51 Staff

Things To Consider

  • Bring coolers of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bring food and necessary disposable utensils such as plates, forks, and spoons
  • We can help arrange Pizza Delivery for your party
  • Bring table clothes, decorations, tents, umbrellas, outdoor chairs, and any other creative things they can think of to enhance their paintball party guests’ experience
  • Request to play some private games together
  • Bring bug spray for those couple times of year when the mosquitoes are having a reunion at the field
  • We love pets but must ask that you leave yours at home

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