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Old 02-01-2013, 01:03 AM #1
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Custom ACU Hydrodipped Dye Rotor
A request for a torture test on our products was asked so we delivered

This video is to test the durability of the Hydrographics process. If you are un familiar with Hydographics, i will explain. Hydrographics is the process of ascetically dressing up any paintable item. The service can make an item be covered in any pattern with different color changes. Patterns include carbon fiber, wood grain, many different camos, skulls, designer patterns. HydroGraphics is not meant to be a strictly protective style coating, its main focus is giving that look evenly and consistently. While still offering a durable and usable finish.

We did this Video, out of request from ballers that asked for it. They asked we delivered. If it is requested to do a side by side test of durability of powder coat, anno, and hydrographics, and duracoat we will be glad to do so. A pro's and Cons video if you will.

We thank you for the time to learn on the process and we are glad we can show everyone something new and cool.



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Old 02-01-2013, 02:29 AM #2
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This video did not convince me that duracoat will stand up to long term repetitive use.

I appreciate that the coating is tough. But in a paintball product, it is more about long term wear than any given impact.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:54 AM #3
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This test would be better if it was the whole rotor not just rotor top. Pretty much 100% useless
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:01 AM #4
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It would have been better with a full rotor but I thought the vid was still a solid example of how durable that coating really is
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:12 AM #5
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This video did not convince me that duracoat will stand up to long term repetitive use.

I appreciate that the coating is tough. But in a paintball product, it is more about long term wear than any given impact.
Thats fine because this isnt dura coat. Does your cars finish provide long term wear protection? Same products are used to protect our coating as used to protect your car


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This test would be better if it was the whole rotor not just rotor top. Pretty much 100% useless
Please explain to me how it being an entire rotor hopper, would make throwing it into the concrete and hitting it with a hammer, any more valid of a test?
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:17 AM #6
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Not to mention please i am not testing the toughness of the shell itself i am testing the toughness of the coating itself.

Also something to keep in mind please feel free to try any of these tests on your factory anno. I know for a fact it wont hold up, like this.
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Because when its just a top its not a solid. It has some give to it. If it were the whole hopper it would show more of the strength that you say it has. Dye seemed to put the hopper through more of a "torture" test then this. Id take a rotor top outside right now and do everything you just did and not care.

By the way this is a video thread no B/S/T so you may get an infraction for your video.

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You dont Anno plastic....
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Because when its just a top its not a solid. It has some give to it. If it were the whole hopper it would show more of the strength that you say it has. Dye seemed to put the hopper through more of a "torture" test then this. Id take a rotor top outside right now and do everything you just did and not care.

By the way this is a video thread no B/S/T so you may get an infraction for your video.

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You dont Anno plastic....
For the internets sake i ll make sure to put the bottom on it and repeat tests. Lol

I was referring to anno in the sense of having this done to a marker.

Lastly, i am not selling anything here in this thread. Simply a torture test of a service i offer
No different that virtue or dye doing the same video for a hopper not a coating.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:16 AM #9
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Your last part of your video is a b/s/t where your obviously selling this coating to people. And so we went from hoppers to guns?

Your test shows it as being what scratch proof? Thats how it seems... And i dont believe any paintball players care for a hopper being scratched. Coat a marker and throw it around beat it with a hammer. If the marker is ok then your video will show just how durable this stuff is and how it can really protect something.
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Your last part of your video is a b/s/t where your obviously selling this coating to people. And so we went from hoppers to guns?

Your test shows it as being what scratch proof? Thats how it seems... And i dont believe any paintball players care for a hopper being scratched. Coat a marker and throw it around beat it with a hammer. If the marker is ok then your video will show just how durable this stuff is and how it can really protect something.
snickers you sound like a bitter guy at work trolling, who care if its BST, even though i looking at it dont think so,seems like you dont like to be corrected and you looked for something to 8itch about,i bet you messaged a moderator lol
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:31 PM #11
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It has no weight, so throwing n the ground does nothing. Also, Your throwing it. I usually dont throw my rotor then dive/slide. sometimes the rotor eats the ground and slides a good few feet.

Also, Your hitting with the hammer.. that is probably 1/3rd the stress as an impact of a paintball flying around 200Mph will do to it. Maybe you should have unloaded a hopper or two onto the rotor, then slid it around on the ground to demonstrate wear and tear.
This shows nothing.

Nothing.
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It has no weight, so throwing n the ground does nothing. Also, Your throwing it. I usually dont throw my rotor then dive/slide. sometimes the rotor eats the ground and slides a good few feet.

Also, Your hitting with the hammer.. that is probably 1/3rd the stress as an impact of a paintball flying around 200Mph will do to it. Maybe you should have unloaded a hopper or two onto the rotor, then slid it around on the ground to demonstrate wear and tear.
This shows nothing.

Nothing.
Wait! Hitting something with an hammer is just 1/3 of the force a paintball delivers? Lend me your fingers sir and ill prove you wrong
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:01 PM #13
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It has no weight, so throwing n the ground does nothing. Also, Your throwing it. I usually dont throw my rotor then dive/slide. sometimes the rotor eats the ground and slides a good few feet.

Also, Your hitting with the hammer.. that is probably 1/3rd the stress as an impact of a paintball flying around 200Mph will do to it. Maybe you should have unloaded a hopper or two onto the rotor, then slid it around on the ground to demonstrate wear and tear.
This shows nothing.

Nothing.
Can i see your degree in physics, cause you might want to try and get your money back. Lol
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It has no weight, so throwing n the ground does nothing. Also, Your throwing it. I usually dont throw my rotor then dive/slide. sometimes the rotor eats the ground and slides a good few feet.

Also, Your hitting with the hammer.. that is probably 1/3rd the stress as an impact of a paintball flying around 200Mph will do to it. Maybe you should have unloaded a hopper or two onto the rotor, then slid it around on the ground to demonstrate wear and tear.
This shows nothing.

Nothing.
lolllll

I think the most important test for the *cosmetic aspect would be it's durability to scuffing. Sliding/rubbing/bumping the whether it be turf, dirt, grass, etc... multiple times...However I'm still impressed by the minimal cosmetic damage done by the hammer so I'm confident the scuffing wouldn't be much of an issue..
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It has no weight, so throwing n the ground does nothing. Also, Your throwing it. I usually dont throw my rotor then dive/slide. sometimes the rotor eats the ground and slides a good few feet.

Also, Your hitting with the hammer.. that is probably 1/3rd the stress as an impact of a paintball flying around 200Mph will do to it. Maybe you should have unloaded a hopper or two onto the rotor, then slid it around on the ground to demonstrate wear and tear.
This shows nothing.

Nothing.
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Good stuff, not sure why some people are disliking this. I see kids all the time try to spray paint their hoppers and masks, and it peels off and chips very easily, after one time of use. I believe this protect would easily last a long while on a hopper, gun, or mask.

P.S. I am still shaking my head at the fact that someone thought a paintball would cause more damage than a hammer... last time I checked I never broke my finger because of getting hit with a paintball...
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Nice video man. I'm very impressed with the durability test. Mad props for giving more options to paintball players who want to customize their hoppers. I call it "Loader Porn" LOL. Thumbs up my good Sir. Don't let the "Negative Nelly's" get to you. :-)

Most people that will criticize your work are the ones who know nothing about tje product and they just jump into the band waggon. Believe me, I've gotten a few hate comments on my duracoat but ALL my customers are satisfied with what they got. Like Joe Dirt said, "Keep on Keeping on" LOL
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I would like to thank everyone for the Comments. We did this test out of appreciation for paintballers. As we were requested to beat the piss out of a hopper. Therefore, we did.

also did another one to show another aspect, more for car guys..... The dreaded hot temperatures. will be posting this video here soon also. please subscribe to our channel as we will be showing new projects, innovations in the field, and much more torture test videos(including just what it will take for the coating to fail) for those who just weren't satisfied
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If you think that a paintball would do more damage to a finish than a damn hammer, you are smoking that good good. How about, i let you shoot me in the forehead with a paintball, and then let me hit you in the forehead with a hammer. I'll even let you jack the fps up. We'll then see who is in better condition.

Bravo to the OP. It looks like you have a very well designed process.
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thanks sir.
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