View Full Version : removing paint smell

05-20-2007, 09:40 AM
i cant get the smell of paint out of my mask i wased it with warm water and dishsoap but it just removed the paint and didnt do anythingabout the smell. any sugestions?

05-20-2007, 10:06 AM
Just a suggestion, never use dishsoap on the lense... it can weaken it.

You can take mineral spirits on a rag and rub it over the mask to get it super clean. (Once again, do not run it across the lense)

05-20-2007, 10:40 AM
i ruined my lenses using dish soap it suked i had to buy new ones

05-20-2007, 10:57 AM
then what do you sugest i use to clean my lenses?

05-20-2007, 11:37 AM
Hot water, and a good clean towel. Thats all i do and my mask still looks new. And btw, i get hit in the mask ALOT.

05-20-2007, 11:41 AM
Hot water should get everything off, but that's weird I've never had any problem with any smell.

05-20-2007, 01:56 PM
What in the world kind of paint are you using that stinks so bad you can't get rid of the smell?

I use NOTHING but COLD water on my lense and mask (dishwasher ftw! Sans lens, of course!) and it doesn't smell like paint - 3 years old and not a single odor!

05-20-2007, 03:42 PM
if you used dish soap on your lense, buy a new one before you use your mask again. only use cold water on your lense, nothing more.

05-20-2007, 03:51 PM
Yeah the dish soap will deteriate the lens, and could possibly break under contact.

05-20-2007, 05:15 PM
well i will only use water from now on the soap wasnt on it more than a minute im sure ill be fine. we were all using hotspot because it was CHEAP! beat $30 a case just be careful on color selection (some of it is damn near clear or a dark color). even though it has HUGE seams its still pretty acurate 8 inches at 100 feet from my messed up progressive.

05-20-2007, 05:17 PM
well i will only use water from now on the soap wasnt on it more than a minute im sure ill be fine.

Change them now. You can never be too safe, and you dont want to become permanently blind because you didnt want to waste a half an hour or less of your own time

05-20-2007, 05:19 PM
i dont know how to. not sure on the model its a jt but the foam is horribly unconfortable im thinking on geting a new one

05-20-2007, 05:21 PM
there are great masks cheap. i dont know if AV is still selling Proteus 2's or whatever, That was my first mask, and it is fairly easy to do stuff on.

But if you want to invest alot, get a Events

05-20-2007, 05:30 PM
i dont have alot of cash right now just dumped pretty much all i had lying around on my gun setup and paint. need something comfy and cheap as possible

05-20-2007, 06:57 PM
hows about this one http://www.pbreview.com/products/reviews/?prod=432&page=4 seems to get good reviews and is much better than my current mask a JT X fire i mean its ok but VERY unconffortable and the rubber parts dont protect from bounces very well

05-20-2007, 07:01 PM
its probably a step up from what you have, but it will probably fog up. i recommend saving up some money and buying a decent mask. it is single handedly the most important piece of paintball equipment you own, and can mean the difference between being a decent player or sucking. you can't shoot someone you can't see, and you will have alot more fun if your face isnt sweaty and uncomfortable. i could honestly wear my profiler all day and it wouldn't even bother me.

05-20-2007, 07:19 PM
yea i know but still its better than the tippman masks everybody else i play with uses. and something goggle manufacturers need to develop NON REFLECTIVE LENSES everytime i took somebody out in the woods it was because i saw the sun reflecting off their mask.

05-20-2007, 07:21 PM

you can get that for ~30 now shipped new
i like mine...

05-20-2007, 07:34 PM
where are you getting them for $30? the lowest i have found so far is 60+shipping