Paintball Tank Protection 101


The Ninja Paintball Universal Tank Cover

Your High Pressure Air (HPA) tank can last for years and work great with minimal upkeep.  But, you must keep them protected in order for them to work properly; even a tiny dent can force you to retire your tank.

As you may know, tanks are typically made from two different types of material: metal or carbon fiber.  Metal tanks are known for durability and usually do not need a cover, though it is always wise to be on the safe side.  As for our favorite, carbon fiber tank, you may want to consider some cushion on the outside to protect it from any damage.  A naked carbon fiber tank can easily become scratched during play, or even worse, dented and could make it unsafe to use on the field.  As a precaution, you should never use a tank that has any deep scratches, dents or bare threads.

Since your compressed-air paintball tank is super important for playing and battling it out on the field, you want to protect it with your life – well, kinda.  Since these types of tanks are fragile, they should at least be protected with some sort of padded barrel cover at all times.  The damages made could cause the bonnet to not sit properly and cause pressure loss, or even worse, air leaks.  Using some sort of cover will keep you at ease and you will never have to worry about the scratches, dents and exposing threads.

There are several options out there to protect your tank, take these into consideration:

  • Try out a CP thread saver and then cover the tank with a black sock, a cheaper and semi-efficient protective barrier
  • You could tape the tank to prevent it from slipping
  • Or you could check out a tank cover.  The Ninja Universal Tank Cover is a great product to try out, and you won’t be disappointed you did!

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