Repairing a CPS Blaster that Sprays Wildly When You Shoot

This issue is somewhat common among CPS 1700s and 1500s but can also happen to other blasters that feature a plastic grid as a laminator (turbulence reducer) such as the Monster series and CPS 4100.

The plastic grid, which normally produces a laminar stream, is stuck sideways and sometimes changes its location so that the stream is normal again from time to time. I could even move it with some pressured air blowing in.

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The CPS 1700 Internals, nothing special for experienced Super Soaker enthusiasts like me ^^

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Now the difficult part, never did this before. First I’ve loosened the screws before I used a knife to cut through the glue. In my case, there was no need for grinding, I just used a bit force on the knife and suddenly it went in at some place around the nozzle valve. After that I used two screwdrivers to pry it open carefully.

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First look on the nozzle laminator. Everything looking normally.

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But by touching it with the screwdriver it rotated easily! That was causing the problem with this unrealiable stream!

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Not exactly as described in this article (topic6557.html#p58623) there are two nozzle laminators, seperated with a short plastic tube inside the nozzle. I could even rotate both of the laminators with my tool, as you might recognize in this picture.

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As suggested I fixed the one which was more accessible to me with four drops of epoxy on four sides, after I dried everything with a hair-dryer. I used as less epoxy as possible, because I didn’t want to jam the laminator. I figured if I fix the upper one, the lower laminator had not enough space to rotate anymore.

I forgot to take pictures of the reassembling, but there was not much worth mentioning.
After screwing the nozzle valve together, I put a thick streak of epoxy around it. Maybe this was a mistake and I should also have put some epoxy between the two parts, but this way I could open it up again more easily if anything should be broken again inside the valve.

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Now look at that thick stream! No leaking from the valve so far, the epoxy seems to hold it. But that weather… :-( This should be summer in Switzerland… :oo:

Cyrioz

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