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splater18
07-07-2006, 05:30 PM
i know this may have been covered but my local shop is having a sale and i want to stock up

Hossy
07-07-2006, 05:59 PM
eh, paint can last for like a year, but rotate it, i usually go buy paint at the field, and if i buy it, i use it right then, im guessing on a year, but im not really sure..

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dont get all that much of paint, idk if u gonna use it alot or how much you shoot.

if i were you, id buy 2 cases, alot of the fields i play at and all are not BYOP, so dont buy tooo much unless ur fields let you bring your own paint, then its a good idea if u can BYOP.

DRAGON
07-07-2006, 06:15 PM
what type is it? the quality of the paint has a bit to do with it. i usually buy 4 or 5 cases at a time.

splater18
07-07-2006, 06:17 PM
wallmart stuff

Hossy
07-07-2006, 06:21 PM
that stuff isnt the greatest ever....it would be nice if u could tell us the brands.

i know this may have been covered but my local shop is having a sale and i want to stock up

is walmart your local shop?

DRAGON
07-07-2006, 06:53 PM
wallmart stuff

Buy 1 case lol. It's prolly 6 - 9 months old now. That's prolly why it's on sale because if they don't get rid of it, they'll have to eat it soon. Paint from those stores are always terrible. The stuff I've ever seen there anyways -

splater18
07-07-2006, 06:56 PM
yea wallmart is my shop cause paintball is dieing in new orleans
brands are Jt freedom and some middle class zap

claustrophobia9
07-07-2006, 07:04 PM
of course its dying in new orleans... that city was pummeled by a hurricane..... i mean like uber pwned, im suprised any industry is surviving there.

thechubbss12
07-07-2006, 08:24 PM
Humm... i would buy 3-4 cases... if it is realy a good deal... I know i could shoot that in 2 good days practice... but then again not everyone can shoot 200-300 a game and still play as much as i do.

timmyshoota
07-07-2006, 08:30 PM
but then again not everyone can shoot 200-300 a game and still play as much as i do.
200-300? I shoot that with ease a game. Our backs shoot that much off the break.

splater18
07-08-2006, 06:48 AM
no paintball was dying before the storm

vikingshadow
07-08-2006, 07:40 AM
Humm... i would buy 3-4 cases... if it is realy a good deal... I know i could shoot that in 2 good days practice... but then again not everyone can shoot 200-300 a game and still play as much as i do.

200-300? I shoot that with ease a game. Our backs shoot that much off the break.

Hell, I shoot that much off the break and I'm a mid player! 200 is about a loader full, or there abouts, and I mostly go through a pod or two on top of that per game. However, I don't play that many games, so 3-4 cases would last about a couple weeks or a month of constant practice for me.

Like Dragon said though, if it's Wal-Mart paint, it's already pretty old. Definitely check the paint before you buy it. I personally had no problems opening the boxes right there in the aisle and checking the bags. But, if it's the only place you have to get paint, then stock up! Or, I guess you can get it off the internet pretty cheap.

splater18
07-08-2006, 01:25 PM
so i still need to know how long they last

vikingshadow
07-08-2006, 02:50 PM
IF you turn them every week or so, keep them in a controlled atmosphere, where it doesn't get too hot or cold or moist - they'll keep several months. Remember though, Wal-Mart doesn't do this!

I've had paint for about 7 months before (over the winter) that was almost as good as when I bought it. If it's not crappy paint as hard as marbles to begin with, you shouldn't have any problems.

splater18
07-08-2006, 04:36 PM
thanks alot