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Unread postAuthor: shadowwalker » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:35 pm

Does anyone know where I can get good looking 1/8th inch fittings? Specifically air fittings. I'm recycling my Supah + into a smaller and more portable cannon since I sold my 20LB CO2 tank a couple years ago.

The new one is going to be on-board CO2 and I'm using hoses instead of pipe.
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:38 pm

depending on what your looking for - I've used http://www.pneumaticdepot.com with good success!
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:05 pm

what do you mean by good looking? I have found pretty much every 1/8" fitting I need made from brass at my local hardware store.
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Unread postAuthor: shadowwalker » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:18 pm

I can find the ones I need at the local ACE, but brass gets boring sometimes. And I'd feel cheap using brass when the regulator alone for this build cost ~$100.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:45 pm

shadowwalker wrote:I can find the ones I need at the local ACE, but brass gets boring sometimes. And I'd feel cheap using brass when the regulator alone for this build cost ~$100.

At my ace we have 1/8th" galvanized fittings, but they're kinda ugly... brass fittings are pretty expensive too... if you WANT to spend a lot of money, buy chrome fittings. May be hard to find in 1/8" though.
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:07 pm

http://www.mcmaster.com/ has every pipe fitting imaginable if you're willing to pay more than your local hardware store.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:13 pm

Feel cheap using brass? Then exactly what type of fittings are you after? Gold, maybe? Seriously, brass looks fine and if you want to spend more money for a fitting that what it's worth (i.e. you can find a cheaper alternative) then brass is the choice.

Perhaps you could use Google to find some stainless steel fittings somewhere. I'm sure they'll cost a little bit of money.
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:31 pm

Hubb wrote:Feel cheap using brass? Then exactly what type of fittings are you after? Gold, maybe? Seriously, brass looks fine and if you want to spend more money for a fitting that what it's worth (i.e. you can find a cheaper alternative) then brass is the choice.

Perhaps you could use Google to find some stainless steel fittings somewhere. I'm sure they'll cost a little bit of money.


Exactly what I was thinking. Brass looks good already...

Lots of 1/8 inch paintball fittings are chrome-y looking. I'm not sure what they're made of though...
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:59 pm

deathbyDWV wrote:Lots of 1/8 inch paintball fittings are chrome-y looking. I'm not sure what they're made of though...

Could well be chrome plated brass. Plated brass fittings are pretty common.
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:58 pm

Most paintball fittings are brass that are coated. Some of them are stainless steel, but those are usually marker specific.
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:15 am

If brass is too cheap for ya...try these. :)

http://www.swagelok.com/fittings/tube_f ... erview.htm

Good stuff...we use it at work. 8)
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:13 am

Yeh, chromed brass fittings are common. I found some to use on my co-ax (originally thinking they were stainless).

Stainless fittings are really your next option..Nothing wrong with brass IMO.
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Unread postAuthor: BigBang J » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:19 pm

Paintball fittings are nickle coated brass.
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