.. "I have an Empire CF 48/4.5k tank. Bought it about a year ago (sorry, don't remember the exact month). The born on data is 03/12.
Always played with it in a Dye Rhino cover. Took the cover off last weekend to clean it and the outer shell of the tank is completely cracked. I don't think there is a piece bigger than a quarter that is not cracked. It only seems to be the other shell and none of the pieces have come off yet.
2 questions. First is it safe to use? Again it is just the outer shell. Second is this still covered under warranty?
Cracked Gel Coating on tanks it something that is covered under warranty..
"I would like to replace the bonnet on this tank, but I'm mot sure what to buy. Nickel or brass bonnet would be preferable. It's a 13/3000 tank."
Either would work fine on this tank. The higher quality Nickel will last a little longer however.
.. "I really like my Empire Ultra 56/4500, but the gel cracks are spreading. I don't want to send it in for several reasons: 1) what I get back may not be the same (new ones look like there's an extra inch or so on bonnet area); 2) I don't want to be without a tank. I'd certainly buy the same one ago, even if the gel lasted only a year. Am I out of luck?"
Im afraid not all the new style Ultra's have the Reactor 2 reg on them. The Ultra's with Reactor 4's were discontinued. We will be will to exchange your tank for a newer one.
.. "My empire 68ci 4500psi tank is cracking more and more. My local field doesn't want to fill it anymore until it has been repaired or inspected. I have les than a year with the tank (tank born 07/2012)
We can help get this taken care of for you... Simple following steps;
Email us at Tech@paintballsolutions.com with the following info;
Picture of tank,
Once we have all that we will create a RMA for you and email you back on how and where to ship it to.