This item is simply info for our custom anodizing shop. The below info should get you some answers and start your custom anno work.
How it works.
The below link is our facebook pictures. It is very very important that you look at our past anno work and make sure what we do is something you like. What we don't do is go off another anno shops pictures. We are all artists. We can not make your gun look like another artists work. If you like our work then we are good to go! If you send us a picture that is very complex and not our work we will simply tell you to contact the shop that did that work.
So click on this link - https://www.facebook.com/pg/pootypaintball/photos/
If you like our work then email email@example.com the below info. Or email us if you have any other questions if your not ready.
We will need
The gun you have
Any extra parts? (This means anything extra besides the gun, one trigger and 1-2 barrel parts)
Are we taking the gun apart or you? (Cost to take your gun apart is around $80)
Colors you want your gun. A picture and any changes to its color would be best. If its not complex then just list the colors.
If your in the USA or not
That's really it. Expect some back and forth to go over things. If your request is pretty direct or basic we will get you a quote in one email. In the end we will get you a total. If that works we can make a item on this site, send you our paypal info or email you paypal invoice to pay.
Pack up your parts or complete gun and send it in!
We recommend putting your parts in its case or wrapped up good in a usps priority mail flat rate medium or large box. But please send your stuff in a box packed well. Yes we have seen damage from bad packing...Most gun cases will fit perfect in the longer version of the usps flat rate medium box.
If we have questions during this process we will email you.
You will get a picture of your gun and tracking emailed to you the day it is done. Figure 1-3 weeks from when we get your parts.
We also will post up your guns picture on IG and facebook. This will help you if you ever sell the gun and it grows our portfolio.
In the end always expect to get your own custom creation. Never a copy of another gun. All our work is freehand. Never a graphic print.
Frequently asked anno questions below
Anno costs - Single color is around $250. Custom starts at $300 and go can go up depending on how complex the colors need to be and the amount of parts you have in total. This is for a complete paintball gun with one trigger and 2 barrel parts.
How do I keep my place in line?
Your payment date is how we keep your gun in the line. Not when it comes in or when we emailed you. So pay the man and no need to rush your gun. If we get your gun in 5 days from when you paid then your fine.
-I really don't know what I want to do to my gun. Do you guys have sample pictures I can see.
Yes, our Facebook page has almost every single Anno job we have ever done. Even your gun will be posted on our Facebook page once it's done. This is a a good place to go and see what we have done and get color ideas. We do have a Instagram account but it didn't start as early as Facebook. So Facebook will have far more pictures.
- Can you anno all parts
No, We can not anodize steel, chrome, titanium or plastic parts. Only Aluminum parts can be anodized
- Can I just send you guys a gun and you make a custom that you think would look good?
Sure, but Anno is a thing that you should like. But if you really don't care and want something wild we can work our magic.
- I have a dust finish gun, can you make it gloss
No, right now we don't do any gloss polishing. So the finish of your gun would be the same as after.
- Can you turn my gloss gun to dust?
Yes, we can glass blast your gun for $30 to make it dust. Again, we can't make your dust gun gloss. But, there are plenty of local places by you that should be able to turn your gun gloss before we Anno it. Anno costs are all based on the time it takes us to do all the work.
-Can you anodize my chrome parts
No, we would need to strip off the plating and we don't have the ability to do that
- Do you do single small run parts
The only way we can custom anno small amounts of parts is if we add them to another gun we are doing. So you will be subject to those colors. But we actually do this allot for people who are not picky about the colors.
-Will my gun loose metal from the Anno process.
Our Anno process we watch very closely, we only use 2 people to run Anno. So we watch the Anno strip times and other processes that might make your gun loose metal. In some cases you actually gain some metal. Our Anno is thick. So it most cases your tolerances are the same after Anno as before
- I have anodized my gun already once before. Is it safe to Anno it again.
Yes, about 4-5 Anno jobs and you will start to see issues. This is always based of the anodizer you have used.
- Do we do color matching
No, every anodizer uses different companies for there dye. We would rather turn down the work then try to make and spend the time and trouble to color match another companies colors. We use the best dyes in the Anno industry. Can't say what the rest uses. So we just stay away from that
- Do you copy other guns
No, but you can give us the colors you want and we can make your own custom gun. Why would you want a copy of another gun anyways?
- Turn around time
1-3 weeks or less at this time. Could be more or less. Best to ask when your ready to send your gun in.
- Why is turn around 1-3 weeks?
It only takes us 1-2 days to Anno your gun. But we always have customers guns in line waiting to get done, so send your gun in ASAP to get in line. We treat all customers the same. So no getting to the front of the line. It's a first come first serve system
- What you would send in
Just the metal parts. No grips, screws, plastics, stickers. Anything. Just the parts that need color
- Can I send the entire gun in?
You would need to take your gun apart. Every screw, oring and part must be removed. Only aluminum can go into Anno. Anything non aluminum will melt. If you can’t remove a set screw or trigger bearing that is fine. We will do that. To remove stubborn set screws, just use a heat gun. It won’t damage the parts if it’s stripped of all the other stuff. The loctite will melt and the screw will then break loose. Bearing you simply vice the trigger and use a punch to punch them out
- How many colors
Poocasso base colors you can choose allot
Splash colors we offer 1 color. But charge $30 more per each color of splash
- What don't we do
Aurora plating, any type of platting, graphics, laser,
- Can I keep my same color and you put splash on top
No, all Anno must be removed, the gun fully cleaned, then we can add more color. So you will loose all the original colors you have
- Is Anno paint
No, it's a process that opens up the pores of the metal and we add color to those pores. Then close the pores and you have permanent color that won't come out
- Poocasso, can you match another poocasso you have done
No, we can use the same colors from that gun you like, but never expect a poocasso to come out like another poocasso. It can be lighter or darker. Think of it as art work. You want your own piece or art anyways. No 2 poocasso guns will ever look the same
- I am worried that the poocasso anno I want won't look like the gun I see and like on your Facebook
Then please don't go for the poocasso base. Splash, sponge, fades and the single colors we can time and get the correct color for you. Poocasso is all done by hand and the we never guaranty it will look like something we have done in the past
- Can I buy a new already custom anodized gun?
Yes. We don't make custom guns for inventory anymore. But we do stock factory guns that are ready for custom Anno. That means you would order the custom gun on the site and we would have a brand new gun custom anodized in the colors you want. This is a great option that only we offer. It will have you around $200 in the long run to buy a custom Pooty gun from us.
- What type of guns can I buy new?
Any gun. If we don't have the option to buy the gun on the site then email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you a quote. It will always be less then buying a new gun and paying for custom Anno after the fact.
- I see little silver marks on the inside of some of my parts that have anodized.
Yes, every part must be racked and connected to a power supply. So each part will have a contact point and that contact point will not have any color. It will be anodized, just won't have color
- I want a white color
This is a fake color that gun manufacturers have made up.
There is no such thing as white Anno. White Anno is a confusing term that is used for silver or clear Anno. What white- silver and clear really is, is no color. It's simply the silver metal that has been sealed and no color has been added. So please don't ask after you get your gun back that you don't have white but silver color parts