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Empire91

Member Since 11 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 23 2014 01:39 PM
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In Topic: Cleaning a used i4 mask?

20 April 2014 - 05:37 PM

It really depends on the glue type. The alcohol won't harm your mask, but it also may not remove that certain type of glue. For things like super glue, you need something like acetone. However, acetone eats up rubber and some plastics, so I wouldn't use it on anything like a mask.


In Topic: Cleaning a used i4 mask?

14 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

Can you just get hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol and put it on the foam? The warm soapy water works too.

 

I wouldn't use anything alcohol based to clean your mask. Alcohol might dissolve the glue that holds the foam to the frame. Also, never use anything other than water on your lenses.


In Topic: Preserving the paint?

14 April 2014 - 11:54 AM

Maybe use a clear coat of spray paint, and then heat seal it?


In Topic: And this is why we chrono our guns!

14 April 2014 - 11:50 AM

I've honestly been wondering about velocity over the last few days.

 

I personally chrono my markers at 275, 

 

but my question is - How much velocity does my ball lose after the first few feet. I have a scar on my back form my buddy who was shooting 270, I know because I chronod his marker a few minutes before, but I tend to get nicer/less pronounced welts from guns shooting in the 290-300 range. 

It also depends on whether it is a break or a bounce. When I was a ref, I would get bounces from field rentals I knew were at 275, and those would hurt twice as much and leave longer lasting bruises than breaks from personal guns I had chrono'd at 300.


In Topic: I'm not new to paintball, but I'm still afraid of getting hit

14 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

You can go through the whole process of buying bounce vests and neck protectors and what not, and that will cost you a little bit of money. Or you can suck it up, take your bruises, and sooner or later get used to the sting of rec paint, all for no additional cost. I'm sure everyone here has dealt with a pretty painful shot once or twice, and most have stuck it out and kept playing this wonderful sport.