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    Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  clunk07 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:37 pm

    Hey, this isn't new, but has been hidden away in the FAQ section, where I feel it isn't getting enough traffic (due to the continual questions being asked, which the majority are covered in this post).

    As I think of more materials, I'll update the listing.


    After-market springs, o-rings etc -

    RS Components - 13Kg Longshot/Triple Shot Springs - 5 pack
    http://black-tactical.com/store/weapon-accessories-foam-gun-parts-c-69_30

    Lubricant for o-rings -

    • Model silicone grease from RC Hobby stores

    • Fix-a-tap lubricant from Bunnings


    Un-protected 14500 Li-ion batteries and chargers -





    Blue foam, dart tips and PETG -

    http://www.oznerf.com/t2991-inf0rm3r-s-ordering-system-blue-pink-foam-silicone-snap-tips-petg

    Brass tubing –

    www.citymodels.com.au
    www.hobbyco.com.au

    Can also be purchased from selected Mr Toys Toyworlds. They restock every month though, and sometimes they don't over stock so it's abit annoying. Hobby stores in general have them, so it would be best to google your nearest one. However, websites are good too if you can't be bothered leaving the house.

    SLA batteries and charger -

    Batteries: http://www.altronics.com.au/index.asp?area=srch&search=sla&option=and&list=0&pg=1&sort=code

    Charger: http://www.altronics.com.au/index.asp?search=sla&area=srch&option=and

    Trustfire Batteries -

    Batteries: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/trustfire-14500-3-7v-900mah-rechargeable-lithium-batteries-2-pack-19771

    Charger: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/trustfire-tr-001-multi-purpose-lithium-battery-charger-12594

    Battery Trays: [Search this in Ebay]AA 6V Clip Holder (holds for AA batteries / 14500 3.7V 900 mAh)

    PVC pipe, cement and fittings –

    Pipe and fittings:

    Mitre10, Bunnings, Home Hardware, Local Hardware stores.

    PVC cement:

    Bostik Plumbweld Blue (N) : Standard adhesive – Plumbing stores, Local Hardware stores, Bunnings. Bostik Plumbweld Green (P) : Pressure-rated – Plumbing stores, Local Hardware stores, Bunnings.


    Electrical conduit and fittings -

    Fittings:
    Local Electrical wholesalers/contractor’s
    http://www.esidirect.com.au/electrical-conduit-s/348.htm

    Conduit:
    Local Electrical wholesalers/contractor’s
    http://www.electricalbulksales.com.au/shop/categories/17

    Conduit:

    Can also be purchased from Hayman's Electrical. The good brand you should be looking for is AussieDuct.
    Adhesives/putty -

    Super Strength Araldite : Mitre 10, Bunnings, Hardware stores

    Super glue: Mitre 10, Bunnings, Hardware stores, Discount stores, Super-markets

    Zap-a-gap CA glue: Local Hobby stores.

    www.hobbyco.com.au
    www.citymodels.com.au


    JB Weld epoxy: Autobarn.

    www.jaycar.com.au

    Epoxy putty: Bunnings, Hardware stores.

    http://www.hardwarefast.com.au/index.php/component/cubecart/?catId=581&_a=viewCat

    Hot glue sticks: Bunnings, Discount stores, Hardware stores, Mitre 10.

    www.officeworks.com.au

    Aerosol paint –

    Export Enamel: Discount Stores, Super-cheap Hardware, Local Hardware Stores.

    White Knight/Squirts Enamel: Mitre 10

    Rustoleum primer/acrylic primer: Mitre 10, Bunnings.

    Ironlak/Molotow/Kolour Acrylic:

    www.ozgraff.com
    http://www.thebutchershop.com.au/shop

    VHT Vinyl Dye: Super-cheap Auto, Caltex Service Stations, Auto-Pro

    K&S Vinyl Dye: Autobarn

    Plasti-Kote Plastic Paint: Bunnings.

    Tamiya Acrylic Primer:

    www.frontlinehobbies.com.au
    www.hobbyco.com.au

    Aerosol caps/accessories:

    www.ozgraff.com
    http://www.thebutchershop.com.au/shop

    Molotow Acrylic paint markers:

    www.ozgraff.com
    http://www.thebutchershop.com.au/shop

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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  Dietzie on Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:28 am

    Some other places.
    Toyworld.
    Brass tubing

    Supercheap Auto.
    SLA Batteries and chargers
    J/B weld (Coldweld)
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  Melefanty on Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:31 am

    Craft Foam for plunger heads

    Clark Rubber
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  redcricket077 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:17 am

    Middy's is a great place for conduit and its Australia wide.
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  thekungfunerfer on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:33 am

    does australia have krylon fusion for plastics?
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    Post  RL on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:25 pm

    I use Riot Arts and Crafts for my foam, they also have some hot glue... but I suppose I haven't been to a Clark Rubber, seeing as Riot is more convenient being in my local Westfield shopping centre.

    @kungfunerfer, I'm gonna back-seat moderate for the sake of you learning in the future. Do some research, then get back to us. The forum will be a better place if we're all active and smart forumers, not just piggybacking on the efforts of some.

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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  thekungfunerfer on Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:36 pm

    2120 wrote:I use Riot Arts and Crafts for my foam, they also have some hot glue... but I suppose I haven't been to a Clark Rubber, seeing as Riot is more convenient being in my local Westfield shopping centre.

    @kungfunerfer, I'm gonna back-seat moderate for the sake of you learning in the future. Do some research, then get back to us. The forum will be a better place if we're all active and smart forumers, not just piggybacking on the efforts of some.

    iv already looked for weeks. apparently most stores in australia dont stock them and the ones that do arned anywhere near where i live
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  -mirsho on Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:31 pm

    thekungfunerfer wrote:
    2120 wrote:I use Riot Arts and Crafts for my foam, they also have some hot glue... but I suppose I haven't been to a Clark Rubber, seeing as Riot is more convenient being in my local Westfield shopping centre.

    @kungfunerfer, I'm gonna back-seat moderate for the sake of you learning in the future. Do some research, then get back to us. The forum will be a better place if we're all active and smart forumers, not just piggybacking on the efforts of some.

    iv already looked for weeks. apparently most stores in australia dont stock them and the ones that do arned anywhere near where i live

    Well, Krylon Fusion is exclusively sourced in the States, so good luck with your search. The closest thing we got out here is Rustoleum spray paints. 2120 is right though, find some answers for yourself first - it's what separates the different tiers of Nerfers.
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  bulletproofvest on Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:45 pm

    Good idea clunk, cheers for the info
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  clunk07 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:01 pm

    Yep, have fun sourcing Krylon Fusion in Australia. Not saying it isn't possible, but all my efforts thus far have made it rather prohibitive due to cost.

    Put in the hard yards, sand your blaster down, get a decent primer, and go from there.

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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  oznerfnerd on Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:20 am

    Custom Australian made parts...

    http://stores.ebay.com.au/oznerfnerd?_rdc=1

    Some more products in the pipeline...
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  Mozart on Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:12 am

    You can actually get super strength Araldite from Kmart, as well. Got the tube I'm on now on sale for ten bucks.
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  redcricket077 on Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:04 am

    Mozart wrote:You can actually get super strength Araldite from Kmart, as well. Got the tube I'm on now on sale for ten bucks.

    I got some from Bunnings on sale for $4, but some people may be closer to a k-Mart as you say.
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  chiiia on Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:15 pm

    For the battery tray, Jaycar apparently sell them for $1.65, heres the link:
    http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=PH9200
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    Post  238232 on Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:51 pm

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    Post  clunk07 on Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:59 pm


    What is the load rating for each spring mate?

    Or, better still, would you be able to share the equation so I can work it out myself? (yes, I'm not highly educated... haha).

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    Post  238232 on Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:09 pm

    Let's teach a man how to fish.

    Compression rate on the first one is 1.63 N/mm.

    Say a LS has a draw of 85 mm. So 85 * 1.63 = 138.55 N. Divide by 9.8 to convert from N to kg, so that gives us ~14.14 kg.

    Now the McMasters formula... that one's a much bigger pain.
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    Post  clunk07 on Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:20 pm

    Hey, thanks mate. The simple version works fine for me, as I'm only chasing approximate values. This will be a very handy little formula for myself, in a multitude of applications!

    (PS - I fish pretty good.. haha, but I know what you mean!!)

    See people, this is how you ask a question, and not get spoon-fed the answer

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    Post  Silent Scope on Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:22 pm

    Hmm, I have something to say about this spring:

    RS Components 121-292

    It looks to me as if this spring is the exact SS spring that I have been selling. The problem I find baffling is the fact that I have sourced this spring from a different distributor that either made the spring in coincidence, or used this channel to stock it in their own catalog, and as such may need to severe my ties in buying this spring from them as it is more expensive in cost price than what RS is selling them for (albeit in packs of 5).

    Because of this discovery, I'm planning to remove the SS spring from my bazaar as we can now source them through this site and will now only concentrate doing group purchases with the local crew. That or use them in my commission works, namely my TS commissions.


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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  mull on Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:42 pm

    238232 wrote:Let's teach a man how to fish.

    Compression rate on the first one is 1.63 N/mm.

    Say a LS has a draw of 85 mm. So 85 * 1.63 = 138.55 N. Divide by 9.8 to convert from N to kg, so that gives us ~14.14 kg.

    Now the McMasters formula... that one's a much bigger pain.
    I never understood McMasters' formula...

    Anyways, your formula applies to "draw strength inside blaster".
    However, load ratings are measured from maximum displacement (aka. working length) of the spring.

    RS Stock No. 121-292
    Load Min. Work L. N: 127.49
    127.49 / 9.8 = 13.01 kg

    RS Stock No. 121-286
    Load Min. Work L. N: 158.87
    158.87 / 9.8 = 16.21 kg

    This matches springs oxymoron is selling.

    However, if you want to determine the true load strength inside a blaster, as 238232 has mentioned, the equation is as follows:
    true load strength (kg) = [draw distance (mm)] * [compression rate (N/mm)] / 9.8

    EDIT:
    Speaking of springs, Bunnings stocks their springs from Mayo Hardware, who appear to be wholesalers.

    For the specification details of the springs available, please refer to http://www.mayohardware.com.au/products/cspring_list.html

    Note:
    The catalogue's item code format is different from what you see in store.

    eg. 0874CEN (on list) = C-874 (in store)

    Replace "0" with "C-", remove "CEN" at the end.
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  evozn on Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:08 am

    This is the only place I found to get wyes

    http://www.wetearth.com.au/YPiecePVCWYE
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    Post  melbnerf619 on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:44 am

    evozn wrote:This is the only place I found to get wyes

    http://www.wetearth.com.au/YPiecePVCWYE

    For $6 no including postage and it doesn't come in 15mm. What would we do with it?

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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  LostBoy on Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:24 am

    Bunnings sell 20mm Conduit..
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    Post  Nooft1187 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:20 am

    Ok, I hope this is in the right place.
    You can get scope/torch/laser mounts all over ebay for cheap.
    If your buying a laser site, you can get them from overseas sellers as long as their output is less than 1mw or just use an aussie seller.
    Also instead of epoxy putty I hace had great success with a product called "builders bog turbo". Its available from bunnings. (I'd load pics if I could) if you would like to see what I did with it pm me and i'll have to add you on fb since its the only way I seem to be abke to get pics up.
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  evozn on Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:32 am

    I found sheets of polycarb at Bunnings, it ranges from $20 to $40 for sheets of 2.4m2 and .5cm thickness (from memory.
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  |Shadow| on Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:28 pm

    Jaycar also sells SLA batteries and chargers
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    brass supplier

    Post  DEATHGUYJ on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:24 am

    hobby habit now ship there brass its k&s brand i recently built my brass breech using it perfect fit they sell it in 1ft lenghts
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  |Shadow| on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:28 pm

    DEATHGUYJ wrote:hobby habit now ship there brass its k&s brand i recently built my brass breech using it perfect fit they sell it in 1ft lenghts

    http://www.hobbyhabit.com.au
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    Re: Sourcing Materials for Modifications in Australia

    Post  KingCam on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:31 pm

    Hi Clunk07

    Can we please give this topic a update please as there is a lot of good info in the moss of people post.

    http://www.oznerf.com/t3498-sourcing-materials-for-modifications-in-australia#62425

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