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|01-30-2019, 06:18 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Intravenous Maple Syrup
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: West Coaster Canadian
Two great or horrible ideas; you decide!
1. Instead of using a flex hone for repolishing the inside of a barrel, use a "poor man's hone" by rubbing some jewellers polish (Chromium Oxide, 0.5 micron/14000 grit) on a cotton barrel swab then going to town with it!
If anyone had used a proper Flex hone (800 grit? 1200?), or actually knows about honing barrels, I'm interested to get your take!
*I am not responsible for people who try this and f-up their barrels. Disclaimer, disclaimer. Don't believe everything you read on the internet!*
#2. Lubricating barrels, down the barrel, then swabbing excess away. The goal being to improve seal around the ball and decrease coefficient of friction on the paint.
Before you call me crazy (I am), let me explain.
I've noticed after a couple games of play, the gelatin and whatnot of the paint tends to leave residue down ther barrel (clogged ports, am I right?). At a certain point, I've noticed (or imagined) more consistency shot-to-shot.
I'm wondering if this is placebo and/or repeatable? Then if it is a real thing, if it's controllable?
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|01-30-2019, 07:20 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
I can't speak for point #1 but as for point #2 - I would imagine any lubrication inside the barrel would leave residue on the paintball. This residue would alter the flight pattern of the paintball.
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|01-30-2019, 07:30 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Does anyone read this?
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada
Point 1 - I polished many a stock barrel with some doweling and cotton towel when I first started playing. I've never used a flexhone. I like to think I improved a few of them.
Point 2 - nope. You'll end up with paintball flights that look like corkscrews.
|01-30-2019, 10:16 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Point 2) think barrel break, I mean if you want to test it go ahead but I for one would take +/-5 with what accuracy paintball has over +/-0 with no accuracy
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|01-30-2019, 11:20 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Santa Rosa Ca
Rain x in the barrel works great according to cliff at app.
Makes it so you can shoot thru a break.
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|01-30-2019, 11:51 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2016
I'll share with you an ancient secret...
Myself and lots of other players have just sprayed windex through the barrel after cleaning it and before play. Reduces friction and does everything you are trying to do... without changing anything about the barrel.
Rain-x similar idea, except this needs polishing to apply.
I also thought about that Hydrobead stuff, that repels mud off of gloves.
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|01-30-2019, 01:10 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2015
Not saying one way or another on rain-x working in paintbal barrels so stick with me. But my understanding on how it works on cars is that glass is hydrophilic. Rain-x creates a micro hydrophobic layer on top of the glass. So water beads up. I dont know if the same can be said about whatever molecule your barrel has for a finish inside and peg or whatever your paint is made of. I'm not saying it doesn't work. I just wonder what is really going on there. It could very well be the same principle.
|01-30-2019, 01:17 PM||#8 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Dang this makes me miss the Evil Driver barrel.
Angled porting. Mmmmmmm.
|01-30-2019, 01:48 PM||#9 (permalink)|
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Location: Toronto Ontario
|01-30-2019, 01:48 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: victorville ,Cali
J&J Ceramic Barrel with shoot through technology. These worked great as long as you swabbed them after a break.. Rain X always seemed to work for me , I just felt better knowing I had a clean barrel bore.
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Last edited by woouulf; 01-30-2019 at 01:52 PM.
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