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Old 01-03-2013, 11:56 PM #1
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Will Rain-X work inside a paintball barrel?

Has anyone tried to coat the inside of a paintball barrel with Rain-X? Is this a good idea?
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:04 AM #2
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I don't know if it's a good idea or not, but it sounds easy enough to try. I have a crappy cocker barrel i'd be willing to sacrifice for a test lol
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:55 AM #3
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This is an old school trick people used to use, in the end though IIRC while it did sort of work a little bit, it wore off fairly quickly and changed the tuning (lowered velocity i believe), so it wasn't really a thing to do.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:20 AM #4
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You are better off just running a very clean, dry barrel.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:45 AM #5
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:01 PM #6
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I heard this, too, early on. Even tried it a few times. Didn't notice any difference, really.

Lot of work for hit or miss results. Wouldn't bother with it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:23 PM #7
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I agree with the above posters. When I was starting out in the mid 90's I tried it. The reason to do it was because the paint sucked so bad back then it was only a matter of time before you had a barrel break. The theory was when you break a ball in the barrel the paint would bead up and be pushed out of the barrel with the next ball, thus making the barrel self cleaning. While it does work kinda, it never really self cleaning, also its hard to do properly and does not last all that long so you have to reapply maybe 3 times over the course of a case of paint. So in conclusion your much better off just running dry
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:13 PM #8
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rainx on your window is also bad because you always have to apply, once you stop it's leave residue on your window which makes it very difficult to see when it's raining.
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