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Unread postAuthor: LeViAtHaN » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:16 am

Has anyone tried wrapping their cannons with fiberglss? It would seem that it would add a lot of strength, as well as help protect it if dropped in the case of pvc..
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:39 am

it would be expensive and dangerous, fiberglass can give you nasty rashes(or something like that) and cancer if you use it to often.
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Unread postAuthor: Jolly Roger » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:05 am

Come on dude, everything can be dangerous if not done properly. Yeah I think fibreglass would be a good idea but if you were to go to those lengths I would just make it out of steel or a sort of alloy.
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Unread postAuthor: LeViAtHaN » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:26 pm

Ok, that is the first time I think I have ever heard someone describe using fiberglass as dangerous or expensive.. It is both cheap and safe.. Never seen someone repair a boat, or form a motorcycle seat pan with it? Both the actual fiberglass cloth, and the resin/hardener are cheap.. Just make sure you're wearing a cloth dust mask when cutting the cloth, and use the chemicals in a well-ventilated area if you don't have a resperator..

It has extremely high tensile strength as well as impact strength, and is very light weight. It would also work well for forming a handle and such.

Besides the strength it would add, it would make for a very nice paint finish when sanded down.. There is a lot of potential benefits to using it.

It would seem that no one has done it yet, so perhaps I will have to be the first. It might make an abs cannon capable of using mapp gas without bursting a seam..
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:40 pm

it can give you a rash or soemthing if you dont use protection and a famous New Zealand super bike builder, built the fastest super bike back in the 90's outta fiberglass and he got cancer from it as he didnt use protection.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:28 pm

There is no reason to reinforce somethin that if built correctly should never need it.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:29 am

i think hes meaning like if you use it for paintball and you drop your gun....but then why you dont you build a sling?hmmm
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Unread postAuthor: Jolly Roger » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:40 am

Ha woulda have to of been a kiwi - died from not using protection... Ha...
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:01 am

LOL :lol: , it was John Britten.does that ring a bell? his bike was so fast he could do a wheelie right next to the guy coming first,he then took him over,lost the race on the last few laps coz the one part he didnt make himself failed.he died not that long ago from cancer from fibre glass.
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