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#1 JerryTX

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

Just a friendly heads up to newer players that play at fields that allow you to bring your own paint; be careful what you buy as it may not be allowed. (THIS IS REGARDING .68 CALIBER)

There is a combination of reasons, the main ones include:
- it uses an oily fill that stains
- the shells are hard and don't break which makes for an unpleasant experience for other players
- it could potentially damage your equipment
- it leaves a nasty residue that is hard to clean thus ruins your local field
- oily fill is fish oil based which animals love (enticing them to eat a lot of them) and if eaten will get sick.

A good test to see how thick a paint shell is ... drop it from a set height, about 5-6 feet, and see how many drops until the paint breaks. Do this with 3 of the same paintballs to get an accurate idea. If you are dropping this paint more than 6-7 times without breaking you have a very tough paint.

Another test to see what the fill is ... poke a hole in the shell and drain it into a glass of water. If you mix them together and the paint settles out on a layer over the top of the water then its an oily paint.

Rather than go into the specific products, I decided to go with some guidelines:

1. Brass Eagle, Viewloader, or JT; its probably banned.
2. If it comes in a bucket or plastic jar instead of a box w/ baggies; its probably banned.
3. I hate to say this but if its at or under $35/case of 2000. However, that is slightly misleading. There are some paints around $35 - $40/case range that are a good value and a good paint.

Let me know if I need to make any corrections. I know some of the manufactures either pulled their offending product or reformulated it.

Edited by JerryTX, 24 June 2010 - 11:21 AM.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:10 AM

Good write up. I just think you should touch on other calibers, like .43. Because those come in a jar and they are ok at most fields.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:12 AM

Not all JT paint is like that. My local field uses JT (Killer PB) and it works pretty well. It isn't the Wal-Mart crap though.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:22 AM

Good write up. I just think you should touch on other calibers, like .43. Because those come in a jar and they are ok at most fields.


Good point. I made a note that this was in reference to .68 caliber paintballs.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:59 AM

Not all JT paint is like that. My local field uses JT (Killer PB) and it works pretty well. It isn't the Wal-Mart crap though.


Yea, my field actually sells JT paint

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:58 PM

Any red, pink, and sometimes blue or white fill paint are usually banned.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:21 PM

Any red, pink, and sometimes blue or white fill paint are usually banned.


Red, definitely; looks like blood. Blue, more often than not; stains horribly. White, I haven't seen it banned (except because it's not field paint) but it's generally not a good idea, especially rec-balling; you can't make a "neon white", and against players just wearing white t-shirts and stonewashed jeans it's impossible to see, so you have to hit the mask or hopper.

I have not seen pink banned just because of the color. Quite the contrary, a lot of really good paints have hot pink fills, and even a lot of field paints break pink. It's generally considered a good fill color.

The most popular fill colors are the neons; yellow, orange, pink and green. Green's tricky; you're playing on grass, so for green to work well it has to be a very bright electric lime green, generally in a "tournament fill" formula that's very opaque.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:27 PM

Monsterballs!

Im surprised people havnt posted this one yet.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 08:01 PM


Any red, pink, and sometimes blue or white fill paint are usually banned.


Red, definitely; looks like blood. Blue, more often than not; stains horribly. White, I haven't seen it banned (except because it's not field paint) but it's generally not a good idea, especially rec-balling; you can't make a "neon white", and against players just wearing white t-shirts and stonewashed jeans it's impossible to see, so you have to hit the mask or hopper.

I have not seen pink banned just because of the color. Quite the contrary, a lot of really good paints have hot pink fills, and even a lot of field paints break pink. It's generally considered a good fill color.

The most popular fill colors are the neons; yellow, orange, pink and green. Green's tricky; you're playing on grass, so for green to work well it has to be a very bright electric lime green, generally in a "tournament fill" formula that's very opaque.


A few of the fields I've been at banned pink because they said it stains badly.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:47 PM

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:54 PM

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:06 PM

I've never had to worry about this, because it seems no matter where I go, it's field paint only <_<
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:23 PM

#3 is false

just because the paint in your geographic location that sells for 35$ and under does not mean all paint that sells for $35 and under are crappy paint.

my pro shop sells these for $30

1. spectrum
2. camotac
3. weapon grade
4. empire bullets (discontinued)

etc

not my choice of paint but they are very commonly sold at fields for $40-60 a case at the field
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:54 PM

if anyone uses Monster paint I will come to your house and cry in front of you and hopefully make you feel bad about shooting rocks at people

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 06:19 PM

#3 is false

just because the paint in your geographic location that sells for 35$ and under does not mean all paint that sells for $35 and under are crappy paint.

my pro shop sells these for $30

1. spectrum
2. camotac
3. weapon grade
4. empire bullets (discontinued)

etc

not my choice of paint but they are very commonly sold at fields for $40-60 a case at the field


Yeah I have bought spectrum for $30 a case. I get quite a few bounces but it gets the job done if your on a budget.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 06:25 PM

RPS Flash has to be the best budget paint ever. For 25 dollars a case you get paint with a bright yellow fill and breaks contact

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:10 PM

Jt rps stinger is good to use these days they stepped it up.  And now you can get Draxxus X-ball paint for only $30 at dicks!


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