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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:46 pm

dus any 1 know if silicon makes a good air sealent for pnuematic cannons
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:01 pm

In what sense, down threads? Coating on the outside of the pipe?
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:30 pm

Good for sealing end plugs. Epoxy, (marine type), seems to be used for the rest, or JB Weld.
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Unread postAuthor: gwoloshyn » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:53 pm

Use silicone sealent if your sealing your piston to make it serviceable.
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Unread postAuthor: spudgunnerwryyyyy » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:31 pm

Well silicon has almost no strength what so ever, so epoxy is usually used in regard for its great strength. I have never used silicone because of its lack of strength. Use epoxy.
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Unread postAuthor: silverdooty » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:07 pm

if your talking about silicone for basic construction(as in houses), no. they do make sealants for pressurized applications. some work better than others. depending on what your application is depends on the sealant or epoxy you should use. if it's thread teflon tape works well. some times you just end needing to scrap a part. it might not be worth it to seal.


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Unread postAuthor: EGOed » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:55 am

The silicone sealants used for construction applications ...Window caulk, driveway seal, concrete,gasketing materials , Etc......Are all the same regardless of what the label on the caulking tube says it should be used for....The only difference is the color and some have trace ingredients to inhibit mold growth........It has very strong bonding properties and will seal air leaks to a degree in certain applications but It is not always the best option....What are you looking to seal ?......I work for G.E. silicones by the way.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:05 am

EGOed wrote:The silicone sealants used for construction applications ...Window caulk, driveway seal, concrete,gasketing materials , Etc......Are all the same regardless of what the label on the caulking tube says it should be used for....The only difference is the color and some have trace ingredients to inhibit mold growth........It has very strong bonding properties and will seal air leaks to a degree in certain applications but It is not always the best option....What are you looking to seal ?......I work for G.E. silicones by the way.


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Unread postAuthor: EGOed » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:17 am

I run the chemical processes used in the making of the silicone oils that go into every product you could possibly think of ....You would not believe some of the things that contain silicone.....Ketchup, beer ,shampoo, deodorant, perfume....list goes on and on....
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