Foam & plunger tubes
Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 10:03 PM
After surfing around the web i finally figured out where to buy some craft foam to cushion the plunger tube. But it is nonadhesive, how do you usually attach that piece of foam onto a plunger tube?
Sand the plunger head and use VERY small amounts of hotglue, giving the glue about 30 seconds to cool before attaching the foam. If it's too hot then the foam will shrivel up and not be as spongy. You should attach the foam to whichever has the most surface area; the plunger head or the tube. In most cases whichever part moves during firing is the one to pad.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:08 PM
If you mean to pad a direct plunger blaster, I would attach the foam to the plunger head itself. I find that superglue works better than hot glue for this purpose. I also slightly abrase the plunger head to increase the surface area for bonding. Hot glue is generally too messy to apply (hard to get a very thin even coat, so that all parts of the plunger receive even pressure upon impact with the newly padded head), doesn't work well with the foam (I had hot glue melt through the foam once!), and I have heard cases of the bond failing when used on plunger heads due to the amount of shock they take.
Edited by Seprest, 10 June 2012 - 12:00 AM.
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