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Unread postAuthor: toadnoodle » Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:41 pm

I'm planning on building a vortex gun, and i was just wondering how often do you have to rebuild the vortex block? I think I'm gonna build the bondo type, if you have any advice or answers, please post :)
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Unread postAuthor: Kenny_McCormic » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:15 pm

you will be lucky to get 10k rounds with bondo aluminum or pvc rod are good materials
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:31 pm

You're using Bondo (bad) with which type of BBs? You'll be able to get about 5000 steel BBs, 5000 Copper BBs, maybe 10000 airsoft. Use acrylic, PVC, or Delrin, they'll last over 2 years and over a million rounds.
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Unread postAuthor: toadnoodle » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:07 pm

I eventually decided to make the vortex block out of 5min epoxy, It works great and i really recommend it.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:16 pm

How much of that stuff do you have? I imagine it would work just fine, although the price would be overwhelming...
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Unread postAuthor: toadnoodle » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:00 am

it took 3 tubes of epoxy, so it was 5.99 for all of it, but the hardest part of making it was cutting it, i used a band saw and it still was like cutting concrete. lolz
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Unread postAuthor: toadnoodle » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:02 am

I'll post some pics of the gun as soon as I get time to take them :)
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Unread postAuthor: COD_FILLETS » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:54 am

Kenny_McCormic wrote:you will be lucky to get 10k rounds with bondo aluminum or pvc rod are good materials


So which should you stay away from and which should you use?
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Unread postAuthor: toadnoodle » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:48 pm

I think Kenny said that you only get 10k from bondo, and that aluminum and pvc are good
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:56 pm

I'll make a little list.
Aluminum:
Very strong, can last pretty much forever, although heavy. Expensive!

PVC:
Strong, replace it after a couple years, relatively light. Medium expensive, hard to find.

Acrylic:
Strong, replace after a couple years, light. Extremely cheap, you can pick it up at any plastics store.

Bondo:
Crappy, light, expensive. Not much more to say.

Epoxy:
Strong, kind of expensive, easy to get.

Happy?
I would strongly recommend acrylic, but I've only made about 10 blocks out of it.
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