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    Cheap, Good, Homemade O rings.

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    Post  Guest Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:18 am

    Hi all. Today I was experimenting with my recon on how to get a better seal. I would of used another O ring but I couldnt find one due to how thin the rubber is, And while trying to make a better seal, I have created some really good O rings. What ive written below fits the recon perfectly. For different guns just do the same thing but alter it so it fits that specific barrel. I will not have pictures in this write-up due to how simple it is. If you want pictures just say.

    What you need.

    Water Ballons. About $3-$5 for a pack of about 100-200.
    Scissors.
    A plunger to put the home made O ring onto.

    1. Take 3 water ballons and cut off the rims.



    2. Now just stretch them over the plunger and make sure they bunch up on top of each other.

    3. DONE!!

    Now your guns will have better(and cheaper)seals!.

    Thanks


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    Post  matt.chopper Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:22 am

    Or you could just go to the reject shop and get a 50 pack of assorted o-rings. Pretty inovative and cool to make homemade ones.
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    Post  Guest Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:32 am

    matt.chopper wrote:Or you could just go to the reject shop and get a 50 pack of assorted o-rings. Pretty inovative and cool to make homemade ones.
    yeah, But atleast you can just make shitloads like this and I had a look at those packets and I still couldnt see one that would suit the recon.
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    Post  hichrich Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:37 pm

    pretty colours! o0

    (If you have a clear gun)
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    Post  Nerph Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:11 pm

    I did this on my Nite-Finder, and 3 balloon necks didn't fit.
    2 made the dart go 0.5 metres and 1 neck was even less..

    I tried using a combo of the original O-Ring and Balloon necks, and all results were terrible....

    Am I missing something here?
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    Post  melbnerf619 Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:09 pm

    Yes, you are missing something. It won't work unless you lubricate it will a sicicone spray that doesn't degrade plastics because without it, there is way too much friction.
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    Post  Guest Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:56 pm

    Well, I stated in my first post to just alter it till you get a good seal, I was just demonstrating with a Recon, cause 3 works great for that. Yeah, also use lots of lube.
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    Post  thestick Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:19 pm

    Nerph wrote:I did this on my Nite-Finder, and 3 balloon necks didn't fit.
    2 made the dart go 0.5 meters and 1 neck was even less..

    I tried using a combo of the original O-Ring and Balloon necks, and all results were terrible....

    Am I missing something here?


    Mate, get your dad to take you down to bunnings tomorrow and get a pack of assorted o-rings from the pluming section.

    You will be able to fine a great O=ring or two for your NF.

    Seriously, balloon necks are CRAP!! for O-rings. As a guy that blows up 300+ balloons every day I can attest to this Smile
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    Post  RL Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:32 pm

    thestick wrote:
    Nerph wrote:I did this on my Nite-Finder, and 3 balloon necks didn't fit.
    2 made the dart go 0.5 meters and 1 neck was even less..

    I tried using a combo of the original O-Ring and Balloon necks, and all results were terrible....

    Am I missing something here?


    Mate, get your dad to take you down to bunnings tomorrow and get a pack of assorted o-rings from the pluming section.

    You will be able to fine a great O=ring or two for your NF.

    Seriously, balloon necks are CRAP!! for O-rings. As a guy that blows up 300+ balloons every day I can attest to this Smile

    I got some from the reject shop - are the ones from Bunnings better quality?
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    Post  clunk07 Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:59 pm

    Just save yourself the hassle, and buy an o-ring splicing kit. Custom make the perfect seal!!
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    Post  mister_elliott Tue May 17, 2011 3:11 pm

    clunk07 wrote:Just save yourself the hassle, and buy an o-ring splicing kit. Custom make the perfect seal!!

    You've got no idea how much i want to see a video of this...
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    Post  clunk07 Tue May 17, 2011 9:48 pm

    mister_elliott wrote:
    clunk07 wrote:Just save yourself the hassle, and buy an o-ring splicing kit. Custom make the perfect seal!!

    You've got no idea how much i want to see a video of this...

    It's not difficult to do - getting the materials is the hard/expensive bit. You can buy o-ring cord, in different diameter's. All you do is cut it to length, and use special Loctite CA glue to join it. Pretty simple really - sounds alot cooler than it actually is!!

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