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#1 Buffdaddy

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:22 PM

I bought a carload of stuff from Flashflint a week or two back (positive feedback on that one). Among the group was an SM3K (Blue version) that didn't hold air. I figured sure, let's try repairing it...

Turns out the whole back of the air tank had broken off, in a nice round piece. Not the ideal thing to repair.Sorry about the lack of picture, I didn't think about it until after the fact. Anyhow, I went ahead, used plastic weld epoxy, and lined up the back as perfectly as possibly. Still leaked a bit on one side, though.

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Turns out 1/2" to 1-1/2" PVC couplers fit nearly perfectly over the tank. I cut one down as best as I could (aka my hacksaw), and put it in place with quite healthy amounts of Permapoxy 5-minute plastic weld. You could probably get one to fit better, with better cutting tools, and cover most if not all of the back of the tank.

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Now the tank is back in working order, although I'm not going to go beyond 3 pumps with the plugged stock pump. While it is reinforced and all, I prefer not to tempt fate. I also haven't looked into air tank size comparisons, to see whether this is a viable option for reinforcing different guns.

You will have to dremel out a few pieces of plastic on the inside in order for this to fit.

-Buffdaddy

Edited by Buffdaddy, 22 June 2010 - 06:47 PM.

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#2 ModSquad

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:53 PM

Pics don't work for me.
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#3 nerfer9

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:58 PM

They work for me.
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#4 ModSquad

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:37 PM

I have a mac.
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"Roger Ten Niner, we got a rainbow four klicks out. I'm casting the rod."
"Roger Squad Leader. Sending in back up."
"Roger Ten Niner. We have a confirmed bite. I repeat, a confirmed bite"
"Good job boys, lets real it in and go home"

#5 roboman

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:45 PM

I have a mac.


I do too, and they work just fine for me.

Anyways, nice fix! I'm sure it could handle more than 3 pumps, considering the amount of epoxy you put on there.
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#6 k9turrent

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 07:44 PM

I have a mac.


There's your problem
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That's about it. And thanks Angela who helped me with these pictures.. It looks huge in her hands.


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#7 Banshee

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 12:46 AM

I have a mac.

Well there's your problem right there! Why buy a Mac when you can screw a guy in the ass and still have some dignity?

Anyways, what kind of glue/epoxy did you use? It looks somewhat silicone based.
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#8 Draconis

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:06 PM

I have a mac.


There's your problem



And here's yours:

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On topic: Excellent job with the repair! I have one question though, did you use epoxy? Or did you use solvent weld adhesive, like PVC pipe glue?

Edited by Draconis, 22 June 2010 - 02:08 PM.

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#9 ModSquad

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 05:05 PM

Pics work now. Great fix. Looks okay and works well. Again great work.

Edited by ModSquad, 22 June 2010 - 05:06 PM.

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"Roger Ten Niner, we got a rainbow four klicks out. I'm casting the rod."
"Roger Squad Leader. Sending in back up."
"Roger Ten Niner. We have a confirmed bite. I repeat, a confirmed bite"
"Good job boys, lets real it in and go home"

#10 Buffdaddy

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:46 PM

I used Permapoxy 5-minute plastic weld. I'll update that above.
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