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Are Neoprene Bottle Covers Worth It ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TouchmymonkeyUK, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. TouchmymonkeyUK

    TouchmymonkeyUK Busy Member

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    Worth getting one or not ?
     
  2. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Save painted bottles getting marked scratched, had one on my R10 SE for the duration and when rifle was sold it was as new.
     
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    How easy do the carbon bottles get marked ?
     
  4. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    No idea never had one.
     
  5. Lev Levvin

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    The lacquer/resin finish on carbon bottles will mark just as easily as painted alloy bottles

    If you want to protect a carbon bottle without hiding it under a neoprene cover,

    Buy some 3d carbon vinyl and cut/shape a strip to go on the underside of your bottle where it is most likely to get marked
     
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    Been thinking this very question myself to Camo my Rotex without actually painting it or using that nasty self clinging wrap tape.

    Some nice effects available and pre made to fit different rifles on fleabay for around £20 for a barrel/bottle/mod set.

    May have to invest in some now!
     
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  7. QuoVadis69

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    My Airwolf came with a neoprene cover for it's cf bottle and I use it during storage and in transit but I take it off when I'm shooting because I like the look of the I bottle ( I know some will say I need my eyes tested :p ).

    I'll always remember when my father bought his only brand new car back in the 80's - he bought a set of seat covers to protect them. They awful but when I eventually ended up with the car I threw them out and was rewarded with nice clean seats. :D

    So whether you get one or not depends on your priorities really.
     
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  8. TR158

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    Its a cheap and effective means of protecting your bottle from accidental damage. It might even have some limited thermal benefit in colder weather

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    Ordered one, nothing to lose really.
     
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    Gimmick, it deforms and looks ugly after
     
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    Got mine from welsh willy for my r10
     
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    Bit like the ex wife at my wedding then.
     
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    I've had mine fitted to my Impact for 2 years now - still looks like new, hasn't deformed at all, and has done its job - carbon bottle is unmarked !!
     
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    This

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  15. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts ....and no, my Daystates have never leaked!

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    Hmmm, I’ve never seen one I liked, mind you, I’ve never marked my bottles...
     
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    I think I’d use one if I had a buddy bottle hunting rifle that went out in the field...

    But my Wolvie is purely for daytime bench target shooting...
    And a huge part of the buzz is admiring my customised rifle in between shots.... ( if you don’t do this you’re obviously not in love with your shooter :p)

    I’d not want it covered by a neoprene sock.

    I’d assume that folk really take lots of care with their ‘prime’ rifle to avoid scratching it.

    Hunting hacks not so much :thumb:
     
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    All my buddy bottles have scratches, dink’s and marks, doesn’t bother me they are a tools I use not a display items, If you do want a cover not just to protect but to stop your hands getting cold then a section of mountain bike inner tube works a treat.

    Bb
     
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    If it has no marks it only means you never needed it
     
  19. pjgtech

    pjgtech Bah Humbug.......

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    As above, provides protection, had mine on my R10 bottle for months now, the cover has not deformed, and the bottles as good as new.... and they are cheap.... :thumb:
     
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    Here’s another for Impact bottle cover. Saves rubbing on the wing mirror
     
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