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Old 11-18-2006, 08:00 PM
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Default All Weather Barrel Cover

If you like playing in all weather, you know that the worst thing about foul weather, rain and snow, is moisture in your barrel. Water makes the paint swell and fly in all crazy directions. Everywhere but where you want it.

Here is a quick tip to make your barrel water tight.

Go to your local hardware store and bring the ported section of your barrel if it is a two piece and the whole barrel if it is a one piece.

In the plumbing aisle look for clear flexible hose. Get a few feet of the hose that fits the barrel, you want a size that is a little bigger than the barrel.

Now look around for the tube your barrel came in, if you don't have it check your local paintball store (they usually have lots of extras). There should be two rubber caps on it. Those will be the ends of the barrel cover.

Take one and make a small X slice in the middle with a razor then take sharp scissors and make the opening round. The size of the hole should be just a little smaller than the size of the tip of the barrel. Take the second cap and make a larger X and again cut the opening round. This one should be a little smaller than the base of the barrel. Now take your clear hose and cut it using a razor or shears the length of the ported section of the barrel, you don't need the cuts perfect. Then take the two caps and fit them on the clear hose. You now have your all weather porting cover. Push it down over the barrel and go play in the rain or snow.

If you have a Freak barrel with All American Tips I have done the work for you. Get 1 1/4" hose with an inside diameter of 1".

And before you say it, yes you can just use tape to cover the ports, but this is a no mar way to keep water out.

Here are the pics:

The parts


Cover together


Cover on the barrel


On the gun


The tip of the barrel


Let me know what you think and if you make one let me know the size of hose you use and we can make a list here of sizes.

MASTER LIST OF BARREL SIZES:
Freak AA Tip: 1 1/4" Hose with 1" inside diameter
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: All Weather Barrel Cover

Nice idea and best of all it looks clean -
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Old 11-18-2006, 08:23 PM
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hahahahaha....your barrel has a condom on....for protection.....

On a serious note, though, great idea. I think I'll have to try that.

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Old 11-19-2006, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: All Weather Barrel Cover

thats cool and all put WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR GUN STAND. thats just the ownage!
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:45 PM
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The stand is "The Wrak"

I love it. I use that more than my home made stand.

http://www.68caliber.com/features/re...tory041769.php

That is a .68 Cal review of it.
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:26 PM
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Wow you need to do that to keep your gun working in the rain? Never had an issue with my A-5.
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:39 AM
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My friend the gun will be fine in the rain. What has issues is the barrels. When water gets into the barrel though the porting it will cause the paintballs to do all sorts of fun things.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: All Weather Barrel Cover

You maybe were using a Flatline or some other barrel with little to no porting, in which case water couldn't really get in, but the AA tip in particular has tons of porting.

Looks cool bamf... I might just have to try that...
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looks liek it may act like a silencer to oooooo!
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seen some people buy the covers they use for shower curtain rods, lotsa different colours. havent tried it tho
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