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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:12 AM

I bought this HPA tank off Ebay and it was included in a package deal. Stupid me I didn't think anything of it at first so I nevr contacted the seller, but now that I'm interested in re-selling it I need to know if these few cracks in the resin are dangerous. There doesn't seem to be any damage done to the fiber underneath, and another paintballer told me that there was someplace online that will reseal the resin for about 50 bucks, but I haven't been able to find anything. Any & all feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:18 AM

Honestly the only folks that can answer that are either the manufacture of the tank or an independent facility that will hydro test the tank.

Those cracks could be from and impact like dropping the tank on concrete, or it could be from leaving the tank filled with air in a hot car during the summer heat.

Or...it could be a serious failure in the resin that could lead to explosive failure.

I would not want to take the risk personally.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:42 AM

honestly its probably not worth it to sell it..incase the tank is just too old and explodes then you feel terrible..
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:45 AM

Alright, well what sort of places can hydro-test HPA tanks? I live in Northern MS so I dont' think there are any scuba shops around here I could take it too.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:39 PM

Ninja Paintball

Crossfire Paintball

Or the manufacturer of the tank.

I trust both Ninja and Crossfire.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:15 PM

Krazy8, on 27 February 2011 - 12:39 PM, said:

Ninja Paintball

Crossfire Paintball

Or the manufacturer of the tank.

I trust both Ninja and Crossfire.


Thank you so much! I'm gonna send it off and hopefully Crossfire can fix it up for me. Thanks again.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:46 PM

Crossfire will take good care of you. They will repair and hydro test the tank. If it fails hydro they won't charge you.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:13 AM

I just heard from Crossfire today, and they said that the company responsible for manufacturing the resin on these tanks have this problem all the time. It's because they use some form of UV to seal the tank, and it takes about 10-15 seconds to do so, whereas when crossfire does theirs it takes 20-30 minutes. So my tank is fine, I have several more years to enjoy it, and I was only charged for shipping and handling back!
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:55 AM

Good to hear man. Crossfire has always been right on top of customer service.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:45 AM

Krazy8, on 04 March 2011 - 08:55 AM, said:

Good to hear man. Crossfire has always been right on top of customer service.


My next tank will definitely come from them. I only hope that when I get to OK-day they won't give me heck about the tank still lookin like it does. =/
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:05 AM

Your recent hydro test tag should cover any concerns from the air staf at events.
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