Spyder Forums  

Go Back   Spyder Forums > Shop Talk - Reviews - Polls > Shop Talk > Custom Shop
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-04-2006, 07:16 PM
tex tex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 63
Default Painted Tanks???

Can anyone tell me if it is ok to media blast or sand a co2 tank so I can custom paint it, or will the sanding weaken the metal of the tank?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-04-2006, 08:44 PM
druid's Avatar
druid druid is offline
Mo Anam Cara (friend of my soul)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: hiding behind my 114/45 :D
Posts: 3,547
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

why would you even want to?......no, it'll weaken it
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-05-2006, 12:07 AM
MetDTHero MetDTHero is offline
New Guy
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 15
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

plus if you cover the numbers on the top up, fields and stores shouldn't fill it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2006, 02:12 PM
tex tex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 63
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

I'm not worried about the filling part because I do all my own and from the metal workers I talked to, they said if you use a plastic media it will be safe. I just thought that a custom tank to match my gun would look nice.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-05-2006, 02:23 PM
druid's Avatar
druid druid is offline
Mo Anam Cara (friend of my soul)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: hiding behind my 114/45 :D
Posts: 3,547
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

annodize it then
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-06-2006, 02:10 PM
tex tex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 63
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

whats the difference if I anodize or custom paint???
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-06-2006, 02:34 PM
druid's Avatar
druid druid is offline
Mo Anam Cara (friend of my soul)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: hiding behind my 114/45 :D
Posts: 3,547
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

well if you want it to truly match...anno would be the way to go
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-06-2006, 02:41 PM
DRAGON's Avatar
DRAGON DRAGON is offline
sna'foo.....um.....gesund heit
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Land of the Sun
Posts: 3,658
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

Think you'd be better off just scuffing up the surface, using primer then paint it the color that you want. Some tanks have anodizing and some just have paint on them. Anodizing is an electrostatically bonded hardened coating applied to the surface. Hopefully you already know what a painted surface is. If not then don't mess with your tank at all lol -
__________________
KUSA Old School Alumni #4939
Registered: 6/26/02
Posts: 14,000+ before the old mothership went down

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius while feeling alone apposed to smiling adversaries....

http://www.spyder.tv/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6&dateline=1201845216
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-07-2006, 01:46 PM
tex tex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 63
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

Yea I know what it is lol. I have been thinking that maybe scuffing the surface would be the better bet. I'm not sure if I'm going to make the tank match the gun or not, but I have some other ideas for designs as well. Thanks for the advice.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2006, 10:48 AM
*EM1-Master*'s Avatar
*EM1-Master* *EM1-Master* is offline
Finally! A special name!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 561
Default Re: Painted Tanks???

Anodized tanks look sweet... I've got a 3.5oz CO2 tank match ano'd to my Phantom... Looks amazing... I'll try to find a pic...
__________________
That Kirby Guy
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:04 AM.