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Old 10-22-2009, 11:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Overthinking the problem. I've never had the contents of pods get wet if stored properly and quality pods are used. My old as hell 32 degrees pods stay very dry. I've not seen a problem with my field's GenXGlobal pods either, and we've played in some nasty stuff.

But perhaps, instead of sealing the outside of the pod, why not throw a crumpled up piece of paper towel inside the pod, on top of the paint. Use a whole sheet of paper towel, sacrifice 10 rounds worth of space, and put it on top of the paint, between the lid and the paint. That way if any water does happen to get in, it would be stopped by the paper towel. You can then stuff the paper towel in a pocket and quickly reload.
That is almost exactly what I was going to say.

Your pods are being held upside down, methinks you would have to be in a hurricane or under water for anything to get it.

I suppose if you were really paranoid you could also put a piece of serran wrap across the top under the lid, and then secure the lid down. It's serran wrap, it's cheap, why would you care about re-using it?

However, if you're really really paranoid why don't you just buy a waterproof container to use as pods? Sports water bottles are water tight. Many fit in pod holders and have large openings you can un-screw. I bought one exactly like this one at the dollar store and it fits in a pod perfectly;

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Old 10-22-2009, 12:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I wouldn't be concerned so much about direct contact with the rain so much as moisture in the air. The fat-boy style pods do a pretty good job of being air tight, but it still won't be perfect.

I myself still wouldn't be concerned about it. The moisture in the barrel, and the paintballs in your marker are pretty much gonna make all the work you did to keep them dry in the pods a moot point. Plus rain hitting your paint mid-flight doesn't help either.

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Old 10-22-2009, 01:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I wouldn't be concerned so much about direct contact with the rain so much as moisture in the air. The fat-boy style pods do a pretty good job of being air tight, but it still won't be perfect.

I myself still wouldn't be concerned about it. The moisture in the barrel, and the paintballs in your marker are pretty much gonna make all the work you did to keep them dry in the pods a moot point. Plus rain hitting your paint mid-flight doesn't help either.

It sucks, I know!
Yeah, the humidity is my main concern. Likely, I will be shooting my Sniper II this weekend and using my VL-90. I have modded one of my pods to carry enough to fill the VL-90 directly and had planned on using my other pod holders to carry full 140 rounders up to the max I can carry. This will be my day's supply of paint and I just kind of wanted to keep it in good shape until dumping it in.

Maybe I just need to worry about more important things like peace in the world and ending world hunger...

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If you really want something to cover the pods, use a can koozie. You can pick up the cheap collapsable ones on ebay for a dollar or 2. Just stitch them up so they aren't collapsable so you can keep rain out.

But if you ask me, if you are getting water in your pods, it's time for a new set. I've dunked my pods underwater without any moisture getting in.


EDIT: Saw your new post. If it's just the moisture from humidity you want out. Tape a small dessicant pack on the inside wall of the pod. If you use tiny one, ball capacity shouldn't be affected too much.

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Old 10-23-2009, 10:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Get some sort of silicone epoxy or a gasket maker and put a thin ring around the inside of your pod lid. When it dries, snap it down on the lip of the pod, and it should be sealed air tight! It should last longer than press and seal or paper towel.
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I have used magnum condoms for this on many an occasion, even works under water for short periods
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