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Unread postAuthor: koolaidman » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:12 pm

would this be a decent idea. It has been really humid here lately. i hate when they get muchy and burst in the barrel. i understand that dry uncooked rice absorbs moisture. think it would do anything?
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:16 pm

That's a good idea, I know you can use rice to get the water out of a cell phone if you drop it in a pool or something, so it would probably work to keep paintballs dry.
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Unread postAuthor: koolaidman » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:18 pm

potatoflinger wrote:That's a good idea, I know you can use rice to get the water out of a cell phone if you drop it in a pool or something, so it would probably work to keep paintballs dry.


that's good enough for me. in goes the rice!
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:26 pm

ya, it should work, it's super humid here and restaurants put rice in salt shakers to prevent the salt from getting moist and clogging the holes
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:33 pm

Also you could try those "Silica gel, (Do Not eat)" packs that come in shoe boxes.

Recently, I was unpacking some pipes and had two sets in different boxes.
One was rusted the other not at all. Then I noticed that I had put like ten of those packs from shoe boxes in the one!

Now I will save all those I get from now on.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:56 am

Instead of silica gel, you could also use NaOH (drain unclogger). Its also very hygroscopic (absorbs water out of the air), only downside is that its a strong base when its in water.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:00 am

Hum.

I think it's safer to stick to something which won't try to melt you.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:16 am

do flour have the guts needed?
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:24 am

Damp flour = mould or maybe a kind of dough.
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Unread postAuthor: vovka351 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:11 am

oo store it in potassium.

At least you'll know when the water got in *cough*explode*cough*
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:10 am

vovka351 wrote:oo store it in potassium.

At least you'll know when the water got in *cough*explode*cough*
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That will only happen when you throw water on it. And for an explosion, you'd better use a stronger one, like cesium.
Elemental sodium could also do the job for keeping it dry I suppose.
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Unread postAuthor: koolaidman » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:27 am

... I think i'll just stick to rice for now guys...
I dont exactly feel like handling alkali earth metals every time i wanna get a paintball out.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:46 pm

Alright, we over-fantasized again.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:32 pm

So wait... Your going to have the paintball in rice?
Because I know when I like to fill my hopper I love rice to go in with it
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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:09 pm

frankrede, he's not using them for competitions.
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