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#1 jackster57

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:27 PM

I decided to make a "Nite Finder Rifle " sort of mod for my nite finder and I have a few questions that you guys can help me answer.

1st Q. What type of glue is best for attaching the 2 plunger rods together? I used "Plastic Weld " and some goop but I dont think its gonna hold. Also , is the something else besides glue that helps secure the plunger rods together?

2nd Q. What kind of material is the plunger case made of? I know some people have used PETG but what size PETG makes a good seal on the nite finder plunger head? If some one could either tell me the size and where to buy it or just give me the McMaster item # , or (best option) if you could sell me a foot or so of the stuff, that would be great.

Thanks for the help.

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Edited by jackster57, 16 June 2008 - 07:42 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:34 PM

Some people have replaced the plunger tube altogether with 1 inch PETG I think. Venom, you are the one Im kinda talking about here, what did you say you bought?
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#3 SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:43 PM

You could always replace the plunger rods with a threaded rod or a steel/aluminum solid-core pipe if you're not sure. However, marine strength epoxy, JB Weld, Plumber's Goop, plastic cements (or plastic welds), and Fishin' Glue are all very likely to hold. If you want to reinforce the hold, try bonding some strips of aluminum flashing onto the sides of the plunger rods where they are joined (I.e. take a small strip of flashing and glue it down so that it is glued to one plunger rod, extends across the joint where the two rods meet, and then is bonded to the other rod on the opposite side as well). That gives you a lot more adhered surface and strength. The plunger tube itself is of the same plastic, but I can't help with the PETG ones.

Edited by SHADOW HUNTER ALPHA, 16 June 2008 - 07:45 PM.

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#4 A side of nerf

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:01 PM

When I attached the two rods, I joined them with hot glue, and reinforced it with a screw. As for the plunger tube, I just attached the two tubes together.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:04 PM

What kind of screw did you use? Also, I am using one NF plunger rod and one ss1 plunger rod so I cant join 2 nf tubes together.
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:10 PM

I don't know the exact model because I pulled it out of a parts box, but its either 1/4in. or 1/2in. long. Probably a wood screw
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:53 AM

Some people have replaced the plunger tube altogether with 1 inch PETG I think. Venom, you are the one Im kinda talking about here, what did you say you bought?

It was originally Kbarker I think. But, I bought 1" thinwall PETG at Petco. It was quite expensive, like $7 for the 3ft tube. I will probably try to sell what I don't need.
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#8 jackster57

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 06:10 PM

Ill take a foot of 1" thinwall for 3 bucks. How much is shipin to 04096? PM me back with details and we will talk.

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