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Sandman_Bravo
09-25-2006, 02:32 PM
So I got a few small scratches in the anno this past weekend and I thought I would put that clear adhesive film on the body to protect it. I had this camo gun film already and decided to try it instead. What do you guys think, yes or no?

Edit: New pics up.

claustrophobia9
09-25-2006, 02:43 PM
agg, cut more holes around the shocker emblem, they'll break through eventually anyway

Paintball0308
09-25-2006, 03:50 PM
Yeah it looks ok. Keep it unless you find cooler film.

timmyshoota
09-25-2006, 04:39 PM
Meh, just get used to scratches. Its part of playing hard.

vikingshadow
09-25-2006, 04:43 PM
I never liked that glossy tape stuff. The best I used on my Sonix was the cloth tape version. It never faded and fit into the cracks and crevices much easier and tighter.

However, that looks pretty decent. Go with what you like the most! Hint - get some desert Hybrid grips - that'd look pretty sweet!

claustrophobia9
09-25-2006, 04:51 PM
wait... they gave you a new style AA front with an old style AA back....?

Hob Hayward
09-25-2006, 05:15 PM
That looks awesome, I love the camo tape.

And it looks better than flat black, so Protecting against scratches is really just a bonus in my opinion.

Ace24
09-25-2006, 05:26 PM
It looks nice! Go for some olive colored grips if you can find them. (I think thats what Vike was talking about) and it would look sweet! Would be great for woodsball! *Gets stealthy*

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marvin-martian
09-25-2006, 05:46 PM
you had 666 posts too. its nothing special/funny

and the film looks pretty nice. keep it

Sandman_Bravo
09-25-2006, 06:17 PM
Gotta post something now, I guess. Ahhh...667!
I like those olive Hybrids but I'm really leary of them with the screw into the circuit board problem/thing. I've got Dye sticky 3's on my pilot and I think they're great.
Thanx for all the input on the film, (I was really undecided) I think I'll leave it on.

vikingshadow
09-25-2006, 07:01 PM
http://www.punisherspb.com/images/Hybrid-technologies/paintball-Hybrid-Technologies-DM-Camo-Gun-Grip-Camo-lg.jpg

or

http://www.punisherspb.com/images/Hybrid-technologies/paintball-Hybrid-Technologies-DM-Camo-Gun-Grip-Desert-lg.jpg

are what I'm talking about.

Ace24
09-25-2006, 08:52 PM
Those are really nice.

Sandman_Bravo
09-26-2006, 03:01 AM
Vike, those were the grips I thought you meant. There is a problem associated with them. Since they are thinner than the stock grips, (where the screw holes are) there is a possibility of running the screws into the board behind them and damaging it. Solutions are to cut down and file the screws or get shorter.:)

vikingshadow
09-26-2006, 04:49 AM
Yeah, I know about the screws - ever since I've had my shocker, in fact! However, if I remember correctly, they usually send the shorter screws with them now. You just have to watch it, is all. I just never liked those clear grips.

timmyshoota
09-26-2006, 05:13 AM
I think they include o-rings with them now, so you can't screw them in all the way. I know they do with the Ego grips, and I'm pretty sure the Hybrids I bought awhile back for my old Alias had them.

rafb86
09-26-2006, 06:49 AM
Yeah i just got the hybrid grips this week , they came with 2 shorter screws for the top which go in perfectly so you dont have to worrry about it :) , But those hybrids would look mint on your shocker !!!! get them!!

marvin-martian
09-26-2006, 06:56 AM
those grips are FTW!!!

bamf-hacker
09-26-2006, 07:07 AM
Where did you get the camo film from? I may be coming into a gun that I think would look good with that.

And the Hybrid Grips are the bomb!!!!

vikingshadow
09-26-2006, 09:17 AM
You can get the camo film from any sporting goods place - I got my camo cloth tape from Wal-Mart.

phatphil
09-26-2006, 12:13 PM
Looks good, I would like to do that to my pump. What store did you get that specific camo tape from? My Walmart has some glossy ghetto camo that does not look good.

Sandman_Bravo
09-26-2006, 01:15 PM
Gander Mountain, they have all the realtree brand tapes; mossy oak, woodland, even white(snow). The roll is 2" wide and it says it won't mess up any finishes- it can be removed & re-applied.

bamf-hacker
09-26-2006, 01:18 PM
OK Sandman, do you have one near you? If so what is the cost for the tape and would you send it to me. No stores near me and they don't have an online store.

TacTownKilla
09-26-2006, 01:22 PM
I would wrap the reg in that stuff along with new grips. That would look really good and help with reg wear.

Sandman_Bravo
09-26-2006, 01:23 PM
no prob, PM me (no sense in cluttering up the forums)with what color you want & your info-and I'll pick it up. I think it was less than $5. I just remembered I saw the stuff at Diick's Sporting goods too.

claustrophobia9
09-26-2006, 05:04 PM
I would wrap the reg in that stuff along with new grips. That would look really good and help with reg wear.
nah, its so much cooler like this, even if it doesnt reduce wear.

Darkh2o
09-27-2006, 04:29 AM
You can get the camo film from any sporting goods place - I got my camo cloth tape from Wal-Mart.

I agree with Vik. The cloth tape works alot better. I tried the vinyl tape on my TL-X and it wouldn't work into the small areas and was too thick. The cloth tape works great!

http://www.outdoorsuperstore.com/product.asp?prod=475754

Allen Brand tape is what I've used and have had no problems with it. I've purchased Allen Brand cloth camo tape at Walmart, but they don't carry it all the time. The only bad part is it could take more than 1 roll to cover a gun. I used 1 1/2 rolls on my TL-X (including barrel).

You can also find it at other outdoor stores, specifically dealing with bow hunting; i.e. http://www.keystonecountrystore.com/

My $0.02:)

Sandman_Bravo
10-05-2006, 03:03 PM
New pics:


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/Sandman_Bravo/CIMGz17.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/Sandman_Bravo/CIMGz20.jpg



I took everyone's advice on the grips and I dyed the ball detent/eye cover green, you like?

marvin-martian
10-05-2006, 03:07 PM
omg, that looks amazing. good work :tup:

08Lud08
10-05-2006, 03:10 PM
You should have gotten the green grips but it still looks good. I think the camo makes it look alittle better.