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Unread postAuthor: aussiecyclist » Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:36 pm

i was just wondering what type of rubber to seal the barrell everyone uses for their piston, what thickness too...

thanks for the help
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:36 am

If you can find them, neoprene washers work excellently. Don't get the thick ones though, look for ones which are about 1/8 of an inch thick. Don't know how many milimeters that works out to be.
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Unread postAuthor: zaphar » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:59 pm

check the home despot, I remember getting some there...
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:12 pm

Do they even have home depots in australia?
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Unread postAuthor: zaphar » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:08 pm

Oh, good point :?
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Unread postAuthor: aussiecyclist » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:35 pm

k thanks for that, i'll try the neoprene

no home depot in oz.

we got stores like bunnings, mitre 10, which are just general building suplies stores
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:53 pm

I use bike (inner tube) tire rubber.
Bolt it onto your piston and cut down to size.
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Unread postAuthor: aussiecyclist » Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:49 am

thanks for the help guys, went to the locla clark rubber store

got some sheet neoprene 1.5 and 3mm thick


seams to be working great,
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