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Technical Assistance on Creating paintballs

I'd love to start a company on the side for extra income and would like to make paintballs filled with something besides paint....

Skunk scent.

I know there is a market out there for someone who wants to surprise their buddies playing paintball, but how do I make paintballs from scratch?


PS...Congrats Robo on your promotion. Hopefully you get your own shop soon. Look into "Start your own business" classes in your State. They are nearly free, usually cost $5-$10 and you'll have your foot in the door to writing a business plan and getting your small business loan.

Comments

  • splatzonesplatzone Member Posts: 81 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    you won't be able to make your own paintballs from scratch.

    and then if you do.. your looking at legal issues..

    i will post a vid that will show you how they make them

    here is the vid that shows you how they make them

    http://splatzone.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=7&pos=0

    Jess Carroll
    Splat Zone Paintball
    7610 West Nob Hill #99
    Yakima WA 98908
    509-574-5743
    Http://splatzone.net
    http://paintballtourney.com
  • HappyNanoqHappyNanoq Member Posts: 12,023
    edited November -1
    Well, there shouldn't be any "legal issues" if you produce your own paintballs and they work as you want them to.

    They do keep their own specific recipe for the capsules a secret, but if you make your own capsule-recipe and own fill - there is nothing in the world that can be held against you.

    It's not like the Paintball-making-process is patented as far as I can gather anyways.
    You can also device a process of your own there.


    The only thing that can hurt you then, is if your paintballs end up more dangerous than the others and someone really get hurt.
    But if you have a well covering Disclaimer on the product label, that shouldn't be a problem.


    A thing you might consider instead, if buy a big enough portion of Paintballs - so you can deside your own capsule-coloring and fill-colours, as well as the packaging and label you want on them.
    (just be sure the main-brand is written somewhere - in case of legal speculations against you. You're only buying enough product to put your "Name"/"Tag" on it.)


    I can do that with Eley ammunition here, S&B and I believe Bachieri&Pellagri too.
    Just buy a big enough amount and I can get my own case, box-type with my print, hull with my tag or print on it - with the load I want.

    The initial cost is going to be high, as the first batch is always the most expencive.
    The following batches are easier - as everything is worked out and I've dealt with them before. =o)

    Yup - Would love my own HappyNanoq cartridges. =o)

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    Don't do anything that I've allready done - That'd be just plain STOOOOOOPID.

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  • splatzonesplatzone Member Posts: 81 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ya making your own might be little fun getting the mixtures right so it's not to hard or to soft

    ya i can buy in large enough qualitys to have my own brand and name.

    Jess Carroll
    Splat Zone Paintball
    7610 West Nob Hill #99
    Yakima WA 98908
    509-574-5743
    Http://splatzone.net
    http://paintballtourney.com
  • rassd71rassd71 Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    They make paintballs for law enforcement use that are pepper spray.
    I've heard they also have some that are stink bombs. But I haven't seen a supplier for them.
  • HappyNanoqHappyNanoq Member Posts: 12,023
    edited November -1
    Yes there are specialty paintballs with pepper, CS (kind of maze) and another sticky compound that doesn't smell very good.
    It makes people want to get away from the one that got hit with it.

    Saw a show about it once, where a volunteer was to get hit with experimental crowd-control weapons.

    He volunteered, so they could get a full scale test on humans reactions to these weapons.
    That was his contribution to law enforcement.

    It was shown how the pepperballs brought him down and how the pepper spread around him so he couldn't do anything than close his eyes and not breathe if he didn't want to be affected by it.
    It immediately brought pain to him, as the sudden unexpected pain from getting hit by a full-auto, full-strength stream of pepperballs made him loose his breath and partly inhale the hot stuff, even his eyes hurt from it.

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    Don't do anything that I've allready done - That'd be just plain STOOOOOOPID.

    The only way to get stoned??? - Whisky on the rocks.!!
  • splatzonesplatzone Member Posts: 81 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    yep i know about those..

    I sell allot of paintball gear to Our Local PD. we actully practice with them.. For the Fact out raction time is allot faster then most people.. so we had to go through all the getting shot with peper balls and stuff.. that stuff isn't fun. but i would love to get a case of it :)

    Jess Carroll
    Splat Zone Paintball
    7610 West Nob Hill #99
    Yakima WA 98908
    509-574-5743
    Http://splatzone.net
    http://paintballtourney.com
  • Red223Red223 Member Posts: 7,946
    edited November -1
    Amazing video. Just watching the manufacturing process I was waiting for them to break along the way. Wow.

    There just has to be a simpler way to make a dozen at a time...from home.
  • splatzonesplatzone Member Posts: 81 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    lol ya i was waiting for them to break in that thing that goes round and round

    Jess Carroll
    Splat Zone Paintball
    7610 West Nob Hill #99
    Yakima WA 98908
    509-574-5743
    http://www.splatzone.net
    http://paintballtourney.com
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