Cracks In Nozzle Selector

Tools/Items used

-Loctite Waterproof Superglue

After quite a lot of fiddling about trying to put my salvaged CPS 2500 nozzle selector piece to good use on the CPS 2050 I was doing, it all worked out nicely, however that didn’t mean to say it brought some teething issues along with it, this repair I am about to show being one of them.

It is quite a common problem, one that can happen not just here but to other blasters too.  On this occasion it happened on the 2500’s nozzle selector where the 5x nozzle is, see the next two pictures for a nasty hairline crack that extends for a fair distance inside and out, I’m not talking about an ass crack here either.

Chances are here it was caused by screwing it on too hard the first time, which led the spring to compress on a weak area, causing the crack.



You might think ‘Well I can fix that anytime and still keep using it as it is only a tiny bit of spray,’ however I heavily advise that if you ever detect a crack around where the nozzle fires to not fire it again until it is sealed up.  You might run the risk of making the leak worse over time and potentially making a solution more difficult.  Better do it now than having your mind tell you ‘I told you so.’  This is hardly going to take long to do either.

All you need is some superglue and sandpaper.  I recommend Loctite superglue, you can get it waterproof, and it doesn’t release any bad vapour that can make it noticeable on plastic I have found unlike with some other glues I have used.


With that, carefully layer it over the cracked parts, on both sides; make sure for the best seal to do it on both sides.  It is handy having it on the inside, as essentially here pressure will be pushing the glue into the crack if anything, whilst also having another coat of protection on the outside.



Wait for the glue to dry, and if on the inside the glue hasn’t settled flat enough, rub it with a little sandpaper to smoothen it in, I didn’t have to do it much.  You can just leave the outside.


And that is it, all dry, and the nozzle back on, no more leaking at all!  The glue worked a treat, and it only took a few minutes to put on!  Most of the time is spent waiting for the glue to dry, which requires no physical effort at all!