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    I am just curious what kind of paintgun mods or special guns alot of you use. We use the damn thing so much, I decided to modify mine. I took 2 pieces of paper and folded them up to be palm sized, and put on each side of my handle. Electric taped it all up, to where it's almost like a glove. Feels much better than just the bare plastic as before. I was thinking of like a neoprene handle or something super soft, would be great. I paint T's much quicker with the tape on there, than before.

    Trying to figure a way to make the trigger more comfortable as I've been noticing my right point finger on the left side of it is getting tougher as a result of abrasion.../shrug

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    from what i've seen on this forum so far.....if you get to see pictures....you are in for some neat stuff...i think there is another post somewhere already that has some pictures for you
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    Hubby uses a vaccuum plug for automobiles as a tip on his pull trigger. Much softer! For the handle, instead of using tape and paper, get a foam cover for a bicycle hand grip. It stretches and goes over top of the handle. It will fill your palm and is nice and soft.
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    that sounds real nice i'm thinking of going that route my hand hurts from holding on to that real hard plastic....
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    Bicycle hand grip....never thought of that, great idea LL.
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    I have the pix of my modified paintstick as an album on my info page. Check it out - same pix as before thecablevine re-located (no pun intended) to this new server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wet_boots101 View Post
    I have the pix of my modified paintstick as an album on my info page. Check it out - same pix as before thecablevine re-located (no pun intended) to this new server.
    "wow"

    all I can say is...

    I'm making one...

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    Awesome wet boots, hey scap post some pics of your when you make one.

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    I added a water bottle holder from a bicycle to hold an extra can of paint. Also like mentioned before on any new paintstick it is a must to add a piece of PVC to hold flags.


    Here's a link to a couple other modifications.Modifications

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    not really a modification, but sometimes the metal linkage inside gets a little corrosion or rust on it, a capfull of any kind of motor oil and 30 seconds of working the trigger gets it feeling like new again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyLeatherneck View Post
    Hubby uses a vaccuum plug for automobiles as a tip on his pull trigger. Much softer! For the handle, instead of using tape and paper, get a foam cover for a bicycle hand grip. It stretches and goes over top of the handle. It will fill your palm and is nice and soft.
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    I just got done rebuilding a couple paint sticks. A fellow locator was gonna throw a couple away so I grabbed them and they just needed to be taken apart cleaned and put back together. It only took a few minutes each and a few rivets and now I have 2 like new paint sticks.

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    you talking about those old state issued paint sticks that the company's give us??? they can actually be fixed???
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    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo View Post
    you talking about those old state issued paint sticks that the company's give us??? they can actually be fixed???

    Yep the junk Rustoleum and Krylon ones. I keep all the old broken ones I can find. Most of the time it's just the linkage fell apart inside from being banged around. Just drill out the two rivets and take 3 screws out and you're in. Not all of them can be fixed but quite a few of them can.

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