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#1 BallisticG

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:59 PM

Hey mods,
I need some guidance how to move forward with my situation. I just received a tank from a seller. However, there is damage to the outer shell that compromise the integrity of the tank. Granted, I purchased it for cheap but what are the rules to fix this matter. In my opinion, i think this damage will render this tank inoperable when i attempt to get it hydrotested. I am not sure if this seller is trying to scam me or is just failed to read the rules properly. I tried going back to the thread to see if I missed anything but the initial post has been modified. Also the pictue gallery used didn't show any pics of that section. I actuall made another deal with him so I hope I don't get 2 non-complying sales. Below are the 2 links for review.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:01 PM

If their is a problem with hydro i can refund you.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:16 PM

I honestly didn't see anything in the picture that could compromise the tanks integrity.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:18 PM

I honestly didn't see anything in the picture that could compromise the tanks integrity.


I would have to show a picture myself

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:02 PM


I honestly didn't see anything in the picture that could compromise the tanks integrity.


I would have to show a picture myself


That would be helpful, as there isnt anything really obvious in the picture you posted.

Was the damage listed at all in the description of the item?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:07 PM

Their was a crack in the middle behind tank in photo that I neglected to notice and i think it got worse when i shipped it to him But I offered a refund

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:42 PM

Thanks all. He has openly acknowledged the discrepancy and offered a refund should the tank be inoperable.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

Please post a picture here of the crack in the tank. We can get a second opinion from Ninja here on the forum. If its just a crack in the clear coat over the tank and there are no fibers damaged or showing the tank should be ok. Tank clear coat can crack on occasion without compromising the integrity.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:14 AM

Here is the pic. The crack is approximately 5cm long

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:41 AM

Here is the pic. The crack is approximately 5cm long

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from the pic it should be fine as the outer layer is cosmetic only and does not affect the safety of the tank. if the fibers are damaged then the tank needs to be inspected and possibly tested to make sure it is safe.

the problem is some fields and stores may not fill the tank due to this and it is their choice to reject the tank.
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Thanks. It's due for hydro. Would some places not even hydro test this due to this similar to what u said about the stores and field? Ultiately if I can pass the hydro, it'll be covered in a case and the damage never exposed? Is there anything that I can put to prevent further damage? Maybe like an epoxy to fill in the gap?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Thanks. It's due for hydro. Would some places not even hydro test this due to this similar to what u said about the stores and field? Ultiately if I can pass the hydro, it'll be covered in a case and the damage never exposed? Is there anything that I can put to prevent further damage? Maybe like an epoxy to fill in the gap?


we will hydro it but the cracks may get worse?

if it was a ninja bottle we would re work it but we do no offer that for the other brands, sorry.

although i can patch that area it will not stop it and may continue in the future.
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:12 PM

Well, after looking further it seems to be a Pure Energy tank. I can see the yellow ring and "GY" in the second picture. I would contact Kee (the owner of PMI - the maker of this tank) and let them know what happened and ask if it's possible to repair the clear coat. They have amazing customer service and may fix this for free.

Here is a link to Kee's Customer Support Page.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:09 AM

Well, after looking further it seems to be a Pure Energy tank. I can see the yellow ring and "GY" in the second picture. I would contact Kee (the owner of PMI - the maker of this tank) and let them know what happened and ask if it's possible to repair the clear coat. They have amazing customer service and may fix this for free.

Here is a link to Kee's Customer Support Page.

Please keep us informed.


Thanks for the tip fellas. Corrext, its a pure energy tank. Do u know if they will rehydro it if I pay for the hydro? Hopefully they can salvage this in some manner.
What order do u recommend i go through? Rehydro followed by coating repair or vice versa

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:52 AM

They more than likely have the facilities to do a hydro test. My guess is they would try to fix the crack, if possible, and then do the hydro test if you're having that done as well. The hydro test will put some strain on the tank and that way they can check to see if the crack gets worse after it's repaired.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:29 AM


Well, after looking further it seems to be a Pure Energy tank. I can see the yellow ring and "GY" in the second picture. I would contact Kee (the owner of PMI - the maker of this tank) and let them know what happened and ask if it's possible to repair the clear coat. They have amazing customer service and may fix this for free.

Here is a link to Kee's Customer Support Page.

Please keep us informed.


Thanks for the tip fellas. Corrext, its a pure energy tank. Do u know if they will rehydro it if I pay for the hydro? Hopefully they can salvage this in some manner.
What order do u recommend i go through? Rehydro followed by coating repair or vice versa


kee and pure energy does not hydro test, only ninja and crossfire are the only 2 manufacturers that are able to hydro test a tank.

only the tank manufacturer can re coat the tank, a hydro tester could patch it but it may still crack in the future.

if you can get it recoated do that first and than hydro.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:03 AM

So I am some good results from this whole situation. I ended up sending it back to the manufacturer and they sent me a new tank. I didn't need to rehydro anything. Good customer service. Thanks again for all the advice here

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:54 AM

Glad to hear!






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