For most paintball players, Paintball Markers, Hoppers, and Masks are their main ingredients for paintballing. However, they never talked about the Paintballs or Paintball Ammo that much. So, what does that mean?
Is paintball ammo is not that important for paintballing? Of course Not! Paintballs are vital equipment for Paintballing. The Accuracy and Shooting Speed of any Paintball Marker are directly affected by the quality of paintballs you are using.
A Low-Quality paintball can cause severe damages to your paintball gun. Apart from the quality and construction of paintballs, another frequently asked question that is needed to be addressed is “Should I Clean My Paintballs Before Using Them”?
Before answering this question, we must clear our readers that it is a valid question. Paintballs are integral part of paintball and, if you want to experience enhanced performance from your Paintball gun, you must use Clean Paintball.
Impact of Clean Paintballs on the performance of your Marker
Believe it or not, the paintballs you use can have a major impact on your marker’s performance. It is mandatory to use high-quality and clean paintball ammo to ensure enhanced Accuracy and Efficiency of your paintball gun.
Nevertheless, high-quality paintballs don’t need much of your attention as they are already clean and, you can use them right out of the bag. However, you can inspect the packaging of paintball ammo to avoid Broken Paint.
Broken Paint inside the bag can cause severe damage to the other paintballs. This leaked paint residue sticks to the other paintball shells thus leading towards the internal gun issues such as Chopped Balls or Broken Barrels.
In severe cases, the paint residue can coat inside the Chamber, causing frequent jams and slow loading of the ammo. It is necessary to wash out the broken paint from other paintball shells to avoid such problems.
Pro Tips to Clean Paintballs
Cleaning a Paintball doesn’t require any kind of Expertise. It is a simple process that works effectively if done properly. However, you must follow professional guidelines to avoid trouble with your precious paintballs.
First of all, take a towel and make sure it is Clean and Dry. Now, find a flat and stable surface to lay it on. You can use a Kitchen Table to do so. Then, open the paintballs bag gently and dump them carefully on the towel.
Now, gently spread the paintballs on the towel and inspect them to separate the dirty balls from the clean ones. Then, take another dry towel and softly wipe out the paintballs that have paint residue on them.
Though, the outer shell of the paintball is pretty strong. However, you must avoid using force to wipe out the paint from the outer shell. The use of extra strength can partially or fully break the paintballs. So, try to clean them with soft hands.
Another common mistake made by paintballers is putting the cleaned paintballs in the same bag. This mistake can destroy your whole hard work in a second because there’s probably still some paintball residue inside the bag and, when you put them back in there, the paint sticks to the paintballs again.
Never use Water to Clean Paintballs
What if I try myself to be smart by avoiding Manual Cleaning of Paintballs and Rinse them off with water instead. Many of you might have thoughts like that but, Rinse off Paintballs with water is a terrible idea, and here’s the reason.
Paintballs Shells are Water Soluble means if you put them into the water, their outer shell will break down and, the paintballs will start to deteriorate. In short, cleaning paintballs with water can destroy them into pieces and, you won’t use them in your marker anymore.