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    Posted: 19 September 2005 at 4:56pm
if a ball breaks in the barrel, the accuracy is shot to poo. how would you clean a flatline? do you have to take it apart to clean it and then realign it? if so, that sucks...
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Just use a long squeege(sp). Your flatline should have come with one. If not just buy one or rig one.
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This may seem wierd but I actually carry cotton balls in one of the pockets of my tactical vest on the feild. If a ball breaks I simply unlock the hopper and shove one in, then fire. Repeat if necessary.
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thats really smart. i applaud thee!
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Originally posted by DeTrevni DeTrevni wrote:

if a ball breaks in the barrel, the accuracy is shot to poo. how would you clean a flatline? do you have to take it apart to clean it and then realign it? if so, that sucks...

My Flatline came with a long squeegee that feeds smoothly through the ball port when I swing the hopper away.

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Make sure you sqeegee a couple of times. The flatline doesn't like shooting through paint. The cotton ball is a great idea. I've heard of keeping them in a baggie with some rubbing alchohol to keep them moist, plus the alchohol dries faster than water. I have shot cotton balls through mine but the fibers get caught in the ports, so now I feed the squeegee through and add the cotton ball in before the first squeegee ring.
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i just use a home made squeegee

i used 1fishing sinker, 2snap swivels, line, and then a rag about 4inX4in

I attached the sinker by tieing on the swivels at both ends of the line(make sure you have enough line) next i hooked the rag (Cotton works best) in the center with one of the swivels.

It is cheap and it works better than any other squeegee i have found

 

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