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1/4'' Sheet Rubber in Aus?

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1/4'' Sheet Rubber in Aus?

Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Thu May 29, 2008 8:55 pm

G'day everyone,

Where and the hell would be able to find a smallish sheet of sheet rubber? I live in Brisbane and I've got absolutely no clue on where to start looking. I've checked Clark Rubber but they've only got foam what what I've been able to see...

Any help would be more then appreciated. :D

Mitcho.
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu May 29, 2008 8:58 pm

Well, if you cant find any, try toilet plungers :D thats what I use for piston sealing faces nowadays, great seals.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Thu May 29, 2008 9:01 pm

Hahaha very nice :D. I'm very interested in making my own phram' like what Noname did. I'd love to have a gorgeous inline with the flow of a QEV :D.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Thu May 29, 2008 9:07 pm

You may ought to check your local auto parts supplier(or with a shop, they may have a chunk for ya'). I know I used to buy rubber gasket material all the time. Then again, I had the luxury of going to a place called Charleston Rubber and Gasket :D
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Thu May 29, 2008 9:12 pm

That's a good idea. I'll check out Super Cheap Auto this avo.

:idea: OOO OOO OOO!! I just had an idea!. I saw these toilet gasket thingo's at my local hardware. This one was about the diamter of a small tennis ball and about.....5mm thick. Would be perfect me thinks :D.
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Unread postAuthor: nivekatoz » Thu May 29, 2008 9:36 pm

I used chemical apreans..There fabric renforced ,they are made of nitral..Or you could find pond liners..There made of synethic rubber..You can buy it by the yard..I got some at fleet farm. The only thing ,they are not fabric reenforced..
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Thu May 29, 2008 9:37 pm

Thanks for the heads up mate. I really appreciate it. What's the thickness of it?
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu May 29, 2008 11:51 pm

i get mine from clark rubber over here in WA. They have alot of the stuff, have you looked hard enough
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Unread postAuthor: drex » Thu May 29, 2008 11:55 pm

goathunter wrote:You may ought to check your local auto parts supplier(or with a shop, they may have a chunk for ya'). I know I used to buy rubber gasket material all the time. Then again, I had the luxury of going to a place called Charleston Rubber and Gasket :D


Charleston S.C?
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Fri May 30, 2008 1:32 am

Mitchza89 wrote:OOO OOO OOO!! I just had an idea!. I saw these toilet gasket thingo's at my local hardware. This one was about the diamter of a small tennis ball and about.....5mm thick. Would be perfect me thinks :D.

Ballcock..lol
I got a couple from bunnings, they seem pretty good, although I have not used them
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Unread postAuthor: microman171 » Fri May 30, 2008 1:49 am

I tried them, it was crap for me but I used a bike pump, if you use grease and an air compressor then it may work. (The toilet things that is...) I am getting a mouse pad soon and I'm going to try that.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Fri May 30, 2008 4:15 am

microman171 wrote:I tried them, it was crap for me but I used a bike pump, if you use grease and an air compressor then it may work. (The toilet things that is...) I am getting a mouse pad soon and I'm going to try that.

Why was it crap, crap design?
Mouse pads are very porous, so I wouldn't advise that you use them.
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Unread postAuthor: biged » Fri May 30, 2008 4:59 am

I work in the construction trade.

Contact a roofing company in your area and inquire about rubber roofing material.
Rubber roofing companies have "pads" which are up to and thicker than 1/4" to 8mm thick for heavy foot-traffic areas on roofs. I have several pieces left over from jobs which are incredibly durable.

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Unread postAuthor: microman171 » Fri May 30, 2008 3:22 pm

Pyro Ninja wrote:
microman171 wrote:I tried them, it was crap for me but I used a bike pump, if you use grease and an air compressor then it may work. (The toilet things that is...) I am getting a mouse pad soon and I'm going to try that.

Why was it crap, crap design?
Mouse pads are very porous, so I wouldn't advise that you use them.


Nah it was because the rubber was too hard. As simple as that.

I am going to try a mousepad anyway because I have had success from the neoprene lining of a pencil case. The mouse pad feels like the same stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Fri May 30, 2008 11:31 pm

[quote="microman171"]-
Nah it was because the rubber was too hard. As simple as that.

The rubber is actually quite soft and flexible,

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-[quote="microman171"]I am going to try a mousepad anyway because I have had success from the neoprene lining of a pencil case. The mouse pad feels like the same stuff.

My first piston gun i made "15mm piston gun" used mouse pad neoprene as my sealing faces on the pistons, it didn't work perfect, It worked but leaked alot.
F*#ked the quoting up
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