Intro: Paintball Kaddy
Hate wasting money on paint that just falls in the dirt?
For $50 a Paintball GENX Caddy can be yours or you can reuse empty bottles and create your own Kaddy.
Look for a large container that has a wide opening to hold the paint. For the handle use anything that is comfortable and strong enough to hold about ~1000 paint balls. The spout should have a smaller opening than the container and have an quick pop off lid.
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Cut Out Handle
Optimal surface area is the goal. The more gluing area available the better.
Make a rough cut out of the handle
Place the handle on the container.
Press the sides of the handle around the container.
Look for the gaps between the handle and the container.
Mark the areas if needed
Trim the areas where the two pieces don't touch
except at the bottom it won't touch down there keep a little material to add strength
Step 2: Cut the Spout
A good spout angle is the goal. Imagine pouring paint into a hopper. At what angle would be easiest to pour?
The plastic bottles have center lines that I used as a reference point. It helps to use them to get the handle and the spout aligned.
Line up the container and the spout to help visualize the desired angle.
Draw the angle from the center line to help make it symmetrical
Cut out the spout
Line up the center line from the container and the spout
Draw around the spout to create a circle
Cut out the circle
I used 150 grit sandpaper to sand the inside edges of the spout and container to prevent balls from breaking.
150 grit is just what I had I probally wouldn't use anything higher (finer grit) or something less than 80 grit
Step 3: Hot Glue
I recommend gluing the handle first because if the spout is glued first it is harder to apply force on the handle.
Create center marks on both container and handle
Apply hot glue to the back of the handle
Press firmly onto container
Apply more under edges if necessary
Create center marks on both container and spout
Align the spout
Apply glue dots in several areas around the spout to keep it in place
Apply a generous amount of glue around the spout
Because there isn't much surface area, make sure there is glue on the container and the spout. Not just the corner.
This will also help keep dirt and everything else out of your paint.
Step 4: Paint
Using the 150 grit sand paper (or any grit) scuff everything up.
The scratches will help the paint to stick and prevent chipping later.
Follow the instructions on the paint can.
I did 4-5 super light coats hopefully preventing chipping.
Clean it out well. No one likes dirty paint
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