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    Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

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    Unilogin

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    Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  Unilogin on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:09 am

    I have recently padded my longstrikes with some rubber from a bunnings. The rubber they use to seal taps ect. It was cut to shape. But its still very noisy. Any body have any better tips to reduce the crack sound from gun.
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  littlebro05 on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:17 am

    You should 3 day epoxy in that 'padding'. That way it'll give reinforcement + the padding it needs to sustain the life of a reverse plungered n-strike blaster. =).

    The cracknoise is inevitable since there is nothing else really cushioning the impact of the plunger.
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  Echoes on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:23 am

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but is the rubber you're using as padding solid and non-squishy? If that's the case, it isn't actually fulfilling its intended function. The idea is for the padding to absorb some of the impact. This generally requires a slightly softer material that will compress when there's force applied to it.

    If you use a softer material, it'll probably make the blaster slightly quieter while also increasing the longevity of your blaster. If you already are using a soft-ish material that compresses nicely, then disregard the above lol.
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  Unilogin on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:39 am

    Maybe i should try a different type of padding and epoxy for 3 days as suggested. Any ideas on the best type of padding i should use.
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  oznerfnerd on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:40 am

    Here:

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

    And more specifically, here:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280754394974?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

    You did mean a Longstrike not a Longshot, didn't you?

    If you meant a Longshot, here:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/270840846709?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

    Australian made, by the way.

    Nothing will totally remove the "crack" once the AR's are removed, but it will soften it.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  spectre on Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:55 am

    An alternative to Oznerf's plunger pads are those compressible foam furniture pads (which also happen to be sold at Bunnings), at 19mm in diameter (2mm thickness) they're a good fit...

    As an experiment I installed 2 (creating a 4mm buffer) though unfortunately this wreaked havoc with the dart clip system alignment and priming (Longstrike).

    The "crack" noise during the firing cycle is a little unnerving isn't it?
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  RL on Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:51 am

    Oznerfnerd's stuff apparently is good. Can't verify for myself, though others will gladly do so.

    I use 2mm craft foam in various blasters.
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  littlebro05 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:53 am

    Just remember to 3 day epoxy that padding in. It will provide extra strength and padding to your plunger.
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  spectre on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:46 pm

    littlebro05 wrote:Just remember to 3 day epoxy that padding in. It will provide extra strength and padding to your plunger.

    Wouldn't layering the epoxy to the outside of the plunger chamber achieve the same structural enhancement?
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    Post  oznerfnerd on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:03 pm

    littlebro05 wrote:Just remember to 3 day epoxy that padding in. It will provide extra strength and padding to your plunger.

    I know we've discussed it before, but I just want to point out that the pads I make don't need to be epoxied.

    They come with a very strong adhesive backing that easily keeps them in place.

    I realize that you are using the epoxy to strengthen the actual plunger and tube, which is probably worthwhile for added strength.

    If you wipe the surface you are sticking my pads to with metho they will not come off.

    Furniture pads are not as durable, nor do they have the same impact absorbtion by the way.
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    Post  littlebro05 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:13 pm

    Oh so that's what the dilemma was about before! Oh yeah. OzNerfNerd's plunger doesn't require 3day epoxy to adhere to the back of the plunger. Just remember to clean out the lube before you do stick it in though.

    I was just mentioning you may as well put 3 day epoxy on it for it to gain extra strength! Doesn't hurt to make it stronger though?
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    Post  spectre on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:13 pm

    oznerfnerd wrote:Furniture pads are not as durable, nor do they have the same impact absorbtion by the way.


    Perhaps not but certainly better than felt pads (which don't compress well if at all) or nothing at all eh?


    I must say I like the sound of your pad's strong adhesive, I'll have to get around to picking some up for an in-house side-by-side comparison...
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  oznerfnerd on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:20 pm

    littlebro05 wrote:Oh so that's what the dilemma was about before! Oh yeah. OzNerfNerd's plunger doesn't require 3day epoxy to adhere to the back of the plunger. Just remember to clean out the lube before you do stick it in though.

    I was just mentioning you may as well put 3 day epoxy on it for it to gain extra strength! Doesn't hurt to make it stronger though?

    Certainly beats the shit out of that hot glue rubbish..
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  littlebro05 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:50 pm

    The only thing hot glue is good for is gap filling and making darts. The bond is horrible with plastics. I still continue to use it because I'm lazy though.
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    Post  oznerfnerd on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:59 pm

    littlebro05 wrote:The only thing hot glue is good for is gap filling and making darts. The bond is horrible with plastics. I still continue to use it because I'm lazy though.

    Pretty much,

    I'm almost sure that 3 day areldite cures stronger than the blaster housing plastic, it's good stuff.

    I painted myself into a corner here, because I actually fired up the hot glue gun (I have one)to stick some conduit chocks into the stock of a Longshot I did just a week ago...


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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  solja on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:00 am

    sorry to dig up old topic. Yesterday just took out the AR from my longstrike. These pads do they just get pushed down the neck of the plunger. could I get a photo of 1 installed. making me sound like a real noob but its because I am lol only had the gun 3 days and wanted more power.
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    Re: Pad the plunger on a longstrike, ect help

    Post  clunk07 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:32 am

    Hey,

    Next time, could you please post something like this in the questions thread.

    To answer your question though, yes, they are installed inside the plunger tube.
    Just give the PT a good clean to remove any oil/grease etc, then glue the pad in to the end. If it's too thick, you'll run in to issues. Seeing as you're new, I'd recommend just buying the padding from OzNerfNerd on ebay, but there's plenty other options. I'd use the handle of a precision screwdriver to ensure the padding is properly pressed in to the bottom of the tube.

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