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Where to find Shrader Caps?

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Where to find Shrader Caps?

Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:36 pm

Well, i was reading a recent topic involving a 10mm barrel, and the poster of the cannon used those little black plastic shrader valve caps as dart cones. I tried the fit and the fit is so riddiculously perfect, i couldnt have asked for better. problem is, i cant seem to find them in more than a four pack, and buying 500+ caps by four packs is gonna be expensive at a dollar a pack.

im 100% sure it doesnt cost a quarter to manufacture one of those little caps. does anyone know where i can get a bulk bag of them? im sure car repair places dont buy them in little four packs.

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Unread postAuthor: spudgunnerwryyyyy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:38 pm

Talk to your local bike shop or like auto zone.

Sorry thats all the help i can be.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:46 pm

haha my local autozone is already pissed at me for getting an airsoft BB stuck in a peice of brakeline......... yep it was the wrong size...........

bike shop sounds like a plan. ill pull the old "school project" trick.
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Unread postAuthor: *5*STAR*GENERAL* » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:56 pm

go to auto zone ore kmart or even wal mart anywhere that sells tires or bikes. schrader caps are not really effective ecpecially on spud guns they may cause injury if the schrader gives out and backblows. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:59 pm

Are you on some sort of drug or is your stupidity permanent?
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:03 pm

*5*STAR*GENERAL* wrote:go to auto zone ore kmart or even wal mart anywhere that sells tires or bikes. schrader caps are not really effective ecpecially on spud guns they may cause injury if the schrader gives out and backblows. :wink:


He wants to use the caps AS AMMO General.

Shownomercy- roflmao :D
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:06 pm

haha thank you.......

and btw the reason im posting this is because i want to buy them IN BULK

the little four packs are way overpriced..........
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:24 pm

Have you tried searching online? Maybe a dealer might sell them in bulk.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:37 pm

Yes, i searched all night. Sent an e-mail to the distributor. waited about 2 months for the reply.

if nobody knows thats perfectly fine, ill just buy commercial .40 cal darts. i just thought these would be a cheaper option.
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:47 pm

They should be a lot cheaper option, most distributors won't deal with the public- Try writing your emails as if you own a business, they might take you seriously then.
If they sell them for 25cents a pop they are making a killing, i cant see anymore than 2cents a cap.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:19 pm

You could even look on the ground in the parking lots near your local auto parts stores, it's not bulk but at least it's free. (It actually does work, one day I found 4 schrader valves laying on the ground near a dumpster, and they all worked just fine :D )
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Unread postAuthor: locksmith » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:23 pm

You can buy boxes of 100 at any automotive parts store.
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:38 pm

potatoflinger wrote:You could even look on the ground in the parking lots near your local auto parts stores

hmm if tires are on the ground, occupied parking lots do have a lot of them, sounds suspicious,
the only caps I see for sale are the little designer ones like colored dice
if you can find them anywhere in packs for retail sale, the try locating the company on the pack and ring an order and pretend you are a real retail store if it helps
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Unread postAuthor: A a r o n » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:52 pm

Go to a big parking lot and take em off cars. :D


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Unread postAuthor: Lftndbt » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:04 am

A a r o n wrote:Go to a big parking lot and take em off cars. :D


(don't really)


I think that's what "Iknowme3tables was just getting at... ;) Nice pick up though...
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