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New winter paint...or old summer paint? Decisions...decisions...

#1 User is offline   cdrinkh20 

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:30 PM

So basically, last year I won a case of paint after a scenario..and still had a half case/extra bag that was sealed.

This year, I won a second case of paint (winter)...and an Empire Pod pack... (plus an extra bag or two of winter paint, one is sealed).

Which should I use first?

I understand that if you can drop paint from chest height and it bounces it should work...but at the same time I asked someone and they said winter paint gets weird in summer temperatures.

Haha, basically, I have like 5k paintballs sitting around I probably won't get out again til May due to exams -_-
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:32 PM

If it's 12C or higher then use the summer paint. The temp will dictate more than the date on the box.

Just store them in a cool dry place.


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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:28 PM

Haha I take it that winter paint really doesn't do well in heat eh? :dodgy: ah well!

Prob better to use the old paint anyways, that way it doesn't reach a year old :P Just to confirm: drop it from chest; if it bounces its good?
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:48 PM

I normally think good paint is paint that breaks from chest/shoulder drop.

It really depends on the gun and s6uch as well first see if there are any bad dimples...fire a pod if its breaking all over then dont use it if its shooting then its fine.

I have shots some CRAP...im talking 6 month old skittles (assortment of differnt brands of paint) and it worked fine.

My theory is if it isnt broken then im gunna shoot it.
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:58 PM

I agree with Ted. Paint should break from shoulder height. If it bounces, that's bad. HAHAHA

I've done skittles too Ted. If you start with good paint and keep it nice....it works fine. :P
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:45 AM

Although....wouldn't that mean it's more likely to break in your gun if it splats that easy?
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

well if it bounces off cement I think it will probably bounce off the guy wearing an inch of padding. Also paintballs usually only break if there are excess dimples, its swollen or you're chopping
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:41 PM

i try to use the older stuff first..

but when you go to a field that is FPO, and dont have their kind of paint...

it leaves you no choice but to let the old stuff sit more.. i even when i go to a BYOP field il pick up a case either at the field, or get a fresh box at a store.. but i fill my pods with the older stuff if they look good enough and dont break when i test fire my marker few weeks in advance.
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:46 PM

I'd just use the older paint first. The winter paint is tough enough that you don't have to be fussy about it, but people are going to glare at you when you shoot them with your winter rocks during the summer, because the shell is so tough.

As for the drop test, I'm fairly certain the drop test involves several drops before you should expect a break. If you had a paintball that broke after a single drop, that's a pretty fragile paintball.
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