'Bad Paint Day'

'Bad Paint Day'

Post by Nathan Fish » Tue, 18 Jul 1995 04:00:00


I've heard of a 'bad hair day'.  Now I know what a 'bad paint day'
is like...

Oh joy.  Needed two cases of paint over the weekend following the 4th
of July, had a heck of a time finding a way to get paint here by
Saturday.  National Paintball Supply was the only place that said
they could gaurantee it.  Ordered a case of split-shot and a case
of gator. (both RP)  Cases arrived on time.

Split shot was great.  Everyone's gun loved it.  Gator was *THE WORST*
paint I have EVER seen.  There was the typical fine green mist in
the bag you see when it arrives with a broken ball.  Oddly enough,
no broken ball could be found when I dumped the case on a towel
to dry it off a bit.  All balls that were anywhere *near* round had
at least two flat spots on them.  The other 25% (yes, 1 in 4) balls
were so lop-sided it was almost funny to look at.  I measured one ball
to be almost 1" wide, and less than 1/2" across!  The balls looked like
they had been sat on.  Not much we could do at this point -- we needed
two cases, and that's all we had.

I called NPS and talked to the guy I ordered them from and he says I
should return the case.  I pointed out this translated to "cancel your
game".  He says to play the case and 'call him back if they shoot bad'.
Duh.  I don't think this paint could fly straight if you dropped it
from 5th floor.  It'd probably hook and hit the building.

Anyway, off to paintball we went.  I tried to stay away from the gator
that day, (one of the perks of being the one to pick up the paint from
UPS) but thought it only fair to *try* the gator.  That was the first
time I have ever seen my Vector get jammed.  A ball was so deformed that
it would not drop into the chamber.  I had to pull the hopper to get
the ball out.  The pistols were having a rough time of it.  I watched
a guy bust ball after ball, simply trying to chamber them.

Anyway, I spose I'll call him up and gripe a bit.  He mentioned something
about a possible "bad lot", and to keep the lot number from the case.
Got it.  I would hope to see a free replacement case.

--
Nathan Fisher

 
 
 

'Bad Paint Day'

Post by Michael Hornun » Tue, 18 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
> I've heard of a 'bad hair day'.  Now I know what a 'bad paint day'
> is like...

  Yeah, I'm never again using Nelson paint myself.  Got a half case of
the new 'precision' (I think) series paint.  Needless to say, it sucked
hard.  I had so many barrel breaks that I was ready to cry.  At least on
a game; enough to absolutely ruin any chances I may of had of shooting
accurately.  From now on I'm sticking with Proball and RP...

                        Michael Hornung  TIP# 641

                  http://weber.u.washington.edu/~hornung

 
 
 

'Bad Paint Day'

Post by Alex Ka » Tue, 18 Jul 1995 04:00:00

:   Yeah, I'm never again using Nelson paint myself.  Got a half case of
: the new 'precision' (I think) series paint.  Needless to say, it sucked
: hard.  I had so many barrel breaks that I was ready to cry.  At least on
: a game; enough to absolutely ruin any chances I may of had of shooting
: accurately.  From now on I'm sticking with Proball and RP...

Yup, same here. The Nelsons are the worst paint ever. Three of us bought
some paint to split. 1 case of RP gators and 1/2 case of Nelson
black/white fill. When we were splitting the cases we were fighting over
who had to use the Nelsons. The Nelsons kept swerving and would shoot
straigt and every 50 shot a ball will break.

Alex
TIP #765