Purple cps 1000?

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Purple cps 1000?

Post by fuzeEXR » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:23 pm

My brother recently purchased a cps 1000 off of of ebay and when he got it the color of the gun was a clear bright purple. I have two ther cps 1000's that are a dark blue and when i looked up the color of different versions of the gun on i soaker they all say the gun should be blue. I thought this was odd and was wondering if anyone can share information with me or educate me on this.

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Re: Purple cps 1000?

Post by DX » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:18 am

If it's bright purple, it's from sun fading. The 1000 doesn't have any known color variants (even the Super Shooter 2000 thing has the same look). The same goes for any CPS with blueish-purplish parts: 1000, 1200, 2000. The lighter and more purplish, the more it's been left out in the sun. Pretty much any soaker can have such effects, and often you only notice it on the reservoir, PC, or nozzle.
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Re: Purple cps 1000?

Post by fuzeEXR » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:41 am

Whats weird about that though, is the nozzle cap, pump cap, and trigger are still perfectly orange.

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Re: Purple cps 1000?

Post by isoaker » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:03 am

fuzeEXR wrote:My brother recently purchased a cps 1000 off of of ebay and when he got it the color of the gun was a clear bright purple. I have two ther cps 1000's that are a dark blue and when i looked up the color of different versions of the gun on i soaker they all say the gun should be blue. I thought this was odd and was wondering if anyone can share information with me or educate me on this.
Sidenote: while iSoaker.com tries to be as comprehensive as possible, I only list the color variations that I am aware of. Time and time again, odd color variants are discovered (e.g. the red CPS1700 that seemed to be more common-place in Germany). That reminds me, I should note that color variation in the database.

That said, would love to see pics of your purple CPS 1000. Seeing good quality pics will help us figure out whether the color difference is from some fading/exposure to something odd or whether it may indeed be an unusual color variant.

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Re: Purple cps 1000?

Post by fuzeEXR » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:19 pm

It's hard to tell from the pictures because my camera is so old and crappy but on the second picture you can see a clear color difference, and if you see the gun in person it is for sure a purple color. :cps1000:
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Re: Purple cps 1000?

Post by isoaker » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:34 pm

As noted, hard to say from the pics. Might be due to a funny batch of plastic used to make the PC casing. The PC looks slightly more purple than the reservoir, too (the fake tubing seems to match the PC casing purple). Part of me feels like I've seen slightly more purple variants before, but I don't have any physical evidence anymore (they were other people's blasters).

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Re: Purple cps 1000?

Post by soakinader » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:58 pm

I have seen this before. On your CPS 1000's, with the clear fading on the grey plastic and the orange nozzles, I would almost contribute the color to sun damage but....
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By the SAME seller at the same time with the same camera. Look at the stark difference in the chamber+tank, and the identicalness of the rest.

I would say either world location-based fading (different humidity, air contents), or they actually made TWO colors for the CPS 1000. Like isoaker said, they might have mismixed a batch of blue/purple plastic, but the difference is a bit too much for me. I mean, when they make 1000 L of plastic, they don't just go, oops, I added a cup too much of red. Who knows?

On a side note, Lonnie had a purple CPS 1000 & 2000 in the picture at the bottom. I have seen weirder things. Or more awesome things, like that red CPS 1500 =O
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Re: Purple cps 1000?

Post by Poseidon2000 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:32 am

I have recently been seeing cps 1000s with bleach white nozzles and triggers.
What is this alien work??? :x The world may never know. :goofy: :cps1000:

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otherwise from that these guns look in pretty good shape in ebay now. try to find some bargains for cps guns!! :cps2000: :D
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