Personally, I'd kinda like to see your finished BBD is, when its all said and done. Having looked closely at several of mine, they seem to be cordura or ripstop nylon with reinforced tips of polypropelene type webbing. It hardly seems to be rocket science; so long as you sew it right, I would imagine it would work fine. Just don't tie a piece of string to a sock and call it a day
. A lot of the home made PVC launchers make me a lot more nervous than a guy with a homemade barrel block.
Heck, the Pevs Flatline cover (incidentally, it works great for pistolsalmost twice the size of Tippmann's) I have is only single stitched, with a piece of webbing stitched into the inside front of the bag, and the elastic cords are double stitched at the point of meeting. This seems to be the way most BBDs are made, at least the ones you'll chance to pick up for the graphics or because the local field has its name on it.
So far, the only BBD I've seen that really goes the extra mile is Tippmann's flatline sized one. Single Stiched, looks like ripstop nylon sleeve with an entire webbing material type bottom pocket. Elastic looks to be fastened the same way.
And as an aside, should you just want to change the color of an existing BBD, you'd want acrylic paint, which are water based but not really all that water soluble once they've dried out. They're made for working on cloth, and go for about 50 cents to a buck in every color under the rainbow at your local Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or Ben Franklin. Though now that I think about it, I wonder how it'll work on the less absorbent nylons. For that matter, I wonder how standard cloth dye would work on em.
This post has been edited by Aegis: 21 February 2007 - 01:05 AM