View Full Version : Does Any1 Anodize markers?
03-27-2006, 08:49 PM
Hey guys I was just wondering if any of you do anodizing jobs. The thing is my girlfriend wants to buy a marker but of course she wants a "pretty color", like pink or bright red. Anyways she wants a good gun that she wont have to upgrade for a LONG time. She doesnt care if its a semi or auto but she would mostly use the semi feature. Also she doesnt want to spend more than $400 for EVERYTHING, this includes the marker, tank, masks, and some protective wear like neck straps and maybe a vest and pants. So we've been leaning towards the Autococker Trilogy Competition. Anywways i was just wondering if any1 around here does anodizing jobs and if so how much would it be. Oh and if you can recommend a marker that would help out too.
03-27-2006, 08:56 PM
find a used autococker online, versus getting the trilogy... Don't think anyone here does annodizing out of their garage, but you never know... I know fireball mountain does them and they're not too badly priced...
03-28-2006, 05:19 AM
There are several companies who do it and are very reputable. I'd start at Absolute Finish (http://www.absolutefinish.com/), tell them that Timbertiger sent you, you'll get a better deal. You can also try Precision Paintball (http://www.precisionpb.com/).
03-28-2006, 05:23 AM
The thing is im not exactly sure how pneumatic markers work yet(i think thats how you spell it) because I havent had the opportunity to open one up. So there are some features im not familiar with. I looked on pbreview.com and the trilogy competition seems to be a very good marker, and its low priced too. it seems like there are thousands of different cocker variations i wouldnt even know where to start.
Oh and about the anodizing, has any1 done Otters custom anodizing job? Maybe if I hear anought success stories I'll try it myself.
03-28-2006, 06:07 AM
ano isn't just something everyone can do. Aside from the artistic talents needed in blending colors/lines, etc, there's the caustic materials like acid baths involved. It's an EPA nightmare that requires special disposal, fume removal and the like. It's not that it's impossible to do...just expensive evough that you'd have to make it a full-time operatin to have it pay off...and besides...I didn't know Otter annoed?!?!?!?
03-28-2006, 03:12 PM
Ok I just looked and its not technically annodizing that is posted on the Otters website. Its.. here read for yourself. If its the way im thinking in my head,it could look nice. Anyways here is the link. http://www.ottersccustoms.com/paint.html
Please let me know what you think.
03-28-2006, 04:36 PM
If its powder coating you mean, its not as good as anodizing because it doesnt look as smooth as anodizing and it doesnt look as good. On the other hand, its quite cheaper than anodizing.
03-28-2006, 04:50 PM
Action Village has 04 cockers for $199.00 if you like having a traditional Cocker with a front block. If you just want to get a Trilogy, go with a Pro or SF. Cockers, especially mech, are not that hard to work on. It just takes patience and a good guide like this one. http://www.moodypaintball.com/pages/tech/index.htm
03-28-2006, 08:26 PM
Well my friend said he would sell me his 04 Prostock for 170. Whats a front block in a cocker? New ones dont have it? Does the prostock have it
03-28-2006, 08:36 PM
Rhinoline it (spray-on truck bed liner)!
03-29-2006, 04:19 PM
Front blocks are what hold the pneumatics on the marker. New ones do have them, I believe that only the Trilogy have the integrated pneumatics that don't require a front block. The thing with mech Cockers is that to shoot faster you just pull the trigger faster, no need for buying upgrades except a barrel kit, maybe a new bolt and you could change the hammer and valve to make it operate at a lower pressure but thats just up to you, I'm happy at 325psi stock. The rest of the stuff you buy is just cosmetic.
03-29-2006, 06:20 PM
Absolute Finish FTW?
03-29-2006, 11:09 PM
Fullmetal your input helps alot. I really appreciate it. Ok I've decided to buy the 04 ProStock from my friend. It has a few upgraded already but the gun has been kept in very good condition. Somebody told me that the stock cocker psi was like 700, that surprised me because thats almost like a spyder. Anyways correct me if im wrong on that. Here are the upgrades he has.
Adjustble LPR(very low pressure)
Longer lasting pneumatic hose(red)
Orange Hardliner Bolt
Red Proto Barrel
Eye holes drilled (EBLADE READY)
for 175, you guys think I got a good deal? Anyways I started reading the guide you gave me Fullmetal but i dont know. I wish there was like a Otters spyder pages but for cockers.(Otters cocker page isnt that great) Since i dont know what these upgrades do im in the clouds.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
03-30-2006, 06:57 AM
take a look around here and maybe ask a question or two in the forums. There is a section explaining what the parts do, a timing guide and video and some other good cocker info.
one of the best for cockers
03-30-2006, 09:17 AM
05 are $249 new so it doesn't sound like a bad deal. Look here (http://www.moodypaintball.com/pages/tech/parts.htm) for what upgrades do for Autocokers.