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Old 10-15-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Paintballs - How old is too old?

So Im new at the sport and noticed dates printed on the side of the box. I hear people telling me not to buy old paint, so I asked, how do I know if its old or not? I cant get a straight answer...

Granted, I know it all can depend on who makes the paint but if some one can tell me brand x you don't want it if its older than 5 months... just from your experience.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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It mostly depends on the initial quality of the paint and how well it's been stored.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
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Thank you! I get answers!!! HA

I currently have 2 cases in my basement its dark and about 65 degs. Is that ok or should I keep them warmer.....?

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Old 10-23-2010, 07:10 AM   #4
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Room temperature is ideal so 65 degrees should be fine. All my paint is kept in the basement. You just gotta make sure you keep turning it so that the individual paintballs don't develop dimples. I've had paint still be decent after over a year albeit there were quite a few dimples at that point but I only ever play rec so I'm really not picky w/ paint.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:22 AM   #5
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For high-end tourney grade stuff I probably would want it shot within a month or two. Stuff for recball, as long as you keep it rotated and stored in a cool, dry place (such as a basement) I've seen it keep for 6 months + without much problem.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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I kept paint upto 3 years. 32 deg paint for example. I had stuff that was 3 yrs old and looked like pyramids. still shot though.

I have 8 bags of paint that range from 4-7 months old right now from time i bought them, but no idea how long they sat in the store. And theres no problems with any of them.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:20 AM   #7
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As long as you rotate them every 1-2 weeks to prevent dimples and the paint settling it should last 6-12 months. Storage is also key (constant room temperature and dark).

Some brands have those silicon bags in each bag so I would assume that helps in life as well.

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Old 11-17-2010, 05:30 AM   #8
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I've always taken my paint out of the box, keeping it in the bags and laying it in the back of my closet on carpet. Seems to prevent dimples.
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