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#1 Whiteboy

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

Hello everyone, So I just got a SuperMax 1500 and a nightfinder 1st generation. I was super happy with this because I got both of them on e-bay for 28$. When they came in the mail today I couldn't wait to open them up and get started. So before we start I would just like to say that I did look at a few SM 1500 modifications and this was my take on them. I have not completely finished the gun. When I do I will post a picture in the modification/paint job thread.

So lets begin,

What Was done to the gun.
-Pump Plugged.
-Barrel Replaced with PETG.
-Trigger Strengthen.
-Paint job soon to come.

Step 1. Open up the gun. (Pretty Obvious)
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You have to use a hair dryer to heat up these two pieces and pry them off. Otherwise you will break the shell.
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Step 2. Plug the Pump, Just put a dab of hot glue over the little hole.
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Step 3. Strengthen the trigger. Cover the spring with hot glue like I did here.
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Step 4. Now pull out the barrels, its not glued in or anything just pull it right out. Then look at the back and there is two little screws. Take them out and the barrels should come apart.
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Step 5. The barrels should come apart and the AR's will come out. Pull all these pieces out.
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Then the barrels should look like this.
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Step 6. To get the barrels ready wrap four pieces of PETG with E-tape so they are snug in the orange barrels. I made each Barrel 6 inches long. Rub some plumbers epoxy on the E-tape then push them into the orange barrels. Place a small piece of 1/2 inch PVC in the middle of the barrels so they stay straight.
Moderator edit: Kudos to TantumBull for this picture.
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Step 7. Put it all back together. Here is what mine ended up looking like.(Like I said earlier I am still not done)
She still needs a paint job which I will post Pictures when that has been done. If you have any ideas for the colors let me know. I will put the tank back on next time I open it up. It was left off to test out the range.
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Thanks everyone please show me some support on my first post and leave me some feedback.
-Whiteboy

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Edited by Daniel Beaver, 16 June 2012 - 07:06 PM.

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#2 Slime

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:12 PM

Very nice! Looks pretty clean. Also Adding 1/2 PVC over each of the barrels with e-tape and goop might protect the PETG and make the gun look better.
I am awful at choosing colors, but maybe a green and black paint job would look nice on a 1500. Anyway, nice job.

Edited by Slime, 15 June 2012 - 09:14 PM.

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#3 andtheherois

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:13 PM

She's no good if she wont take it in the rear.

Seriously though this isn't a bad write up. The 1500 could definitely be far stronger than it is, however you did a good job explaining what you did.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:17 PM

Very nice! Looks pretty clean. It would be more clean if you kept the back orange part. Also Adding 1/2 PVC over each of the barrels with e-tape and goop might protect the PETG and make the gun look better.
I am awful at colors, but maybe a green and black paint job would look nice on a 1500. Anyway, nice job.



I am putting the orange part back on. I was in a hurry and just threw it together, so I could test fire it. But thanks on the input for the paint job.
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#5 taerKitty

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:50 PM

Very nice! Any ideas on the PJ colours?

This is just me, but the missing 'tank', even though it does nothing, adds to the look. I miss it.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:51 AM

Is it common for the barrels to come off that easily?? Mine definitely were joined with adhesive.... Even sticking them in boiling water repeatedly wasn't enough to get em apart.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:51 AM

I am putting the orange part back on. I was in a hurry and just threw it together, so I could test fire it. But thanks on the input for the paint job.


Oh, sorry, I just read that in your writeup post that you would be. No problem.
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#8 Ryan201821

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

Is it common for the barrels to come off that easily?? Mine definitely were joined with adhesive.... Even sticking them in boiling water repeatedly wasn't enough to get em apart.

Some of the turrets were solvent welded together. Easiest thing to do is dip it in some boiling water for a little bit and you'll be able to pop those barrels right off.
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#9 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:02 PM

TantumBull's Sm1.5k Petg Mod is a superior writeup of almost exactly the same mod.
Which you probably realize, given that you stole one of his pictures.
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