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Unread postAuthor: heavymetalsarge » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:50 pm

I find that a certain product called Static Guard works well.
It burns blue and on the label it has the combustible symbol and the explosive symbol.
it is my primary fuel for my 1-1/2" bore spud gun and makes it sound like a 10 guage.

It can be found at WalMart and other big chain stores that have anything to do with laundry items. It normally pay about 2.75 to 3.50 (Canadain) a can and it takes about a 1 sec spray to be effective.
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Unread postAuthor: plumpthumb » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:28 pm

I agree with spudstuff-the next best thing to propane that I have found is
Oust air freshener. It's a little pricey but it gives one heck of a bang for the
buck. Personally I would stay away from gasoline for any application save
an internal combustion engine-it's way too dangerous to mess with. I know
as I have a friend with the scars to prove it.
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:29 pm

Lighter fluid is bad stuff to have going off uncontroled but gasalin is wicked.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyrodogg » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:02 pm

I use the generic knock off of the right guard deodorant. Being that it's sold at walmart its really cheap and works well for me. This summer though i'm building a propane set-up
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:05 pm

Yeah all I use is oust and propane.
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Unread postAuthor: garrettee » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:10 pm

Is oust better than static guard? And does it stink really bad when fired? I do like the static guard though.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:29 pm

Pyrodogg wrote:I use the generic knock off of the right guard deodorant. Being that it's sold at walmart its really cheap and works well for me. This summer though i'm building a propane set-up
Hell ya thats what I used to use, that cheapo stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: PVCMAN » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:20 pm

Gasoline will melt pvc over time. its like a solvent. It would work good with abs good though.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:31 pm

PVCMAN wrote:Gasoline will melt pvc over time. its like a solvent. It would work good with abs good though.


Welcome to spud files.

Gasoline works all right when you aerosol it. The only way I ever made it work was to put it in a mister (the kind you use to spray plants in a greenhouse) that sprays a really fine mist, to aerosol it. Even then, it likes to burn inside the chamber after the potato has left the barrel, and I don't think its very good for the gun (ABS or PVC or anything but metal, really). I think it would work well in a metal (or ABS I guess) chamber with an automotive fuel injector installed into the chamber wall.
All around, I think propane, butane, and MAPP are the best spudgun fuels. Propane is really cheap in the long run (after you've bought the meter setup) and works wonderfully (for me anyway).

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Unread postAuthor: Claybob86 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:35 pm

For my combustion gun, i use a few shots of White Rain, a few shots of Static Guard, and a burst of WD40. It seems to be a pretty mean mixture.
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Unread postAuthor: garrettee » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:56 pm

I hear people talking abuot uuing butane. Could you guys tell me how you spray correctly and an example of how much to use?
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:03 pm

Well I'm not sure how much to use, but what you do is buy a butane refill can (you can get them at electronics stores) They are used for refilling micro torches. What you do is take the nozzle off some old hairspray and put it on the butane can so you can spray it.
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Unread postAuthor: xtremesocr92 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:12 pm

i found this wig lusterizer junk the top 3 ingredients are

1. SD Alcohol 40

2. Isobutane

3. Propane

yes people do spray this stuff on their heads to make their wigs look real

Havent tested it but is a aerosol spray
So it should work good
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:51 am

MAPP for me only $4 a can from my uncle.
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Unread postAuthor: heavymetalsarge » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:40 pm

has anyone tried to use natural gas?
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if it doesn't involve a loud bang it isn't powerful enough

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