How To Add BEST TRACER MOD To Gel Blaster To Make Gel Balls Glow In The Dark For Playing After Dark
If you think gel blasters are fun to play with during the day, wait till you do it at night with glow-in-the-dark gel balls. To make glow gel balls light up, you need a TRACER, which is simply a light source that illuminates and charges up the glow gel balls before they are shot out of the blaster.
▼ GEL BLASTER SURGE
Watch this video to learn how to add a tracer mod to Gel Blaster SURGE using UV LEDs:
▼ GEL BLASTER STARFIRE
The Gel Blaster STARFIRE comes with a hopper feed neck tracer mod already installed, and it works quite well. There are a few mods that make it even better.
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A downside to the feed neck tracer is that the UV LEDs light up the whole hopper, and make it impossible to hide at night in the dark. Watch this video to see how easy it is to black out the hopper allowing you to be more stealthy at night.
The Gel Blaster STARFIRE tracer unit requires two AAA batteries, and the switch is so easy to activate that the batteries have to be removed before storing the gel blaster, otherwise it can be accidentally turned on and run down the batteries. Watch this video to see how to wire the STARFIRE tracer unit directly into the blaster power, eliminating the batteries.
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▼ SPLATRBALL SRB400
Watch this video to learn how to add an internal tracer mod to the SPLATRBALL SRB400 gel blaster using UV LEDs.
Watch this video to learn how to add a magazine tracer mod to the SPLATRBALL SRB400 gel blaster 400-round magazine.
Now Splatrball has released their own tracer mag called the PYRO Mag. At 550 rounds it is a little bit larger than the stock SRB400 magazine (400 rounds). It requires 2 AAA batteries so the power is independent from the blaster, and has an on off switch.
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▼ SPLATRBALL SRB1200
The SPLATRBALL SRB400 is so easy to add an internal tracer mod to, because it already has LEDs that can be repurposed to make the gel balls glow. The stock LEDs are super annoying anyways, because they are bright and blinding at night and give away your location. Watch this video to learn how to reroute those LEDs into the feedneck to make the gel balls glow.
Another way to add a glow gel ball tracer to the SPLATRBALL SRB400 is to mod the magazine. In this video I show how to add a tracer mod to the stock 1200 round magazine using UV LED strip and a no solder method using screw terminals to connect the LED strip to the blaster power.
Now Splatrball has released their own tracer mag called the PYRO Mag, and it works with the SRB1200 as well as the SRB400. At 550 rounds it is smaller than the stock SRB1200 magazine (1200 rounds). It requires 2 AAA batteries so the power is independent from the blaster, and has an on off switch.
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▼ NERF PRO GELFIRE MYTHIC
In this video I show how I added a tracer mod to the NERF Gelfire Mythic Gel Blaster to be able to shoot glow-in-the-dark gel balls for awesome night time play.
The Nerf Gelfire Mythic uses a custom twist and lock hopper that doesn't work with other standard hoppers or soda bottles. The easiest solution for illuminating glow-in-the-dark gel balls is to use a UV LED feed neck that charges up the glow gel balls before they enter the barrel. There's an off-the-shelf UV LED feed neck that attaches onto a tactical picatinny style rail which most hopper style gel blasters use for the feedneck attachment. Unfortunately, the NERF Gelfire Mythic does not have a picatinny rail because it doesn't use a feed neck, so I 3D printed an adapter that mates into the twist and lock fitting and provides a tactical picatinny style rail for the UV LED feed neck to attach to. It works great!
▼ WHERE TO BUY PARTS:
▶ Adapter from NERF twist lock to tactical rail - https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/nerf-gelfire-mythic-gel-blaster-tracer-glow-gel-hopper-feedneck-adapter
▼ UNLOCX (4in1 and V1/V2)
The UNLOCX is an excellent gel blaster, made even better with this magazine tracer mod using an LED strip and basic soldering. Watch the video to see how easy it is to do.
▼ UNLOCX 4in1
The tip of the barrel extension of the UNLOCX 4in1 Gel Blaster can be unscrewed (reverse thread) to reveal a M14 ccw thread that a barrel mounted muzzle type tracer can be attached to. The UNLOCX 4in1 is compatible with any of the barrel mounted tracers listed in the Replica Rifle Style Gel Blaster section below, and any other tracers that fit M14 CCW threaded barrels.
▼ REPLICA RIFLE STYLE GEL BLASTERS
Most replica rifle style gel blasters will have a M14 ccw (reverse thread) on the end of the barrel.
▼ GLOW IN THE DARK GEL BALLS
Standard splat gel ball ammo won't work, so your going to need to use glow in the dark gel splat ball ammo. Read the What's The Best Glow Gel Balls For Tracer post.
▼ PARTS FOR MODDING
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▶ Wire: https://amzn.to/3M0kqEW or https://amzn.to/392nsKe
▼ TOOLS FOR MODDING
Most of these mods require a soldering iron, and it doesn't need to be an expensive one. The soldering is very basic so anyone can do it regardless of soldering experience. Check out this inexpensive soldering iron that I recommend for anyone who needs to do some basic soldering.
▼ WHERE TO BUY TOOLS:
▶ Xacto Knife -
▶ 75 Watt Soldering Iron Station (Nice, but more expensive) - Watch my video about this soldering iron -
▼ WHERE TO BUY GEL BLASTERS & AMMO:
▶ Glow In The Dark Gel Balls: (GelStrike is the only brand I have found that works in mag fed blasters) https://amzn.to/3EPZoGa
▶ UNLOCX V1 Pistol Blaster (Blue, White, Orange): https://amzn.to/3BgcWuB
▶ UNLOCX V2 Pistol Blaster (Black, Yellow): https://amzn.to/3I7KPBu
▶ UNLOCX Official Website - https://myunlocx.com/?ref=Kx3hrpS9oqYqvK
▶ Original UNLOCX 4 in 1 Gel Blaster (With stock and barrel extensions): https://amzn.to/3Bfgugr
▶ UNLOCX Ammo 22000 Rounds: https://amzn.to/3wZseBd
▶ UNLOCX Ammo 132000 Rounds: https://amzn.to/3Rmg8uj
▶ SplatRball Blaster 1800 mAh Rechargeable Battery with Charging Cable (also works with UNLOCX) - https://amzn.to/3u0p26b
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