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#1 pwr1

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 08:36 PM

I am contemplating buying a Neoprene sheet off of the internet to be able to cut my own washers for the plunger heads of my snaps. What i am asking is what thickness should i buy?

i realize that this may sound ridiculous to some people since there are going to be imperfections compared to commercially available washers but i am determined to do this.


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#2 XCS2

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 12:54 AM

Just search the thickness of a rubber washer and buy the neoprene sheet of that thickness. Also, i don't think you can get a very good seal if you don't cut the sheet in a perfect circle.
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Posted 07 December 2014 - 09:51 AM

I understand the whole perfect circle thing but i am determined to try this.
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Posted 07 December 2014 - 10:25 AM

It's probably not going to work, sorry to burst your bubble, however, the thickness is 1/16".

Might I ask why you aren't just buying the washer at a store?

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Or hell, Spiderbite has sweet deals on this stuff now, so there's really no reason not to Rainbow.

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:26 PM

Like Spiderbite said, you should just purchase rubber washers. These are mostly available in hardware stores, like Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, and so on. Your better of using the pre-cut ones. Rorks Superlative PH is a excellent and easy to assemble ph for Snaps in general.
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Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:00 AM

If you did want to try this, a good idea might be to place the sheet on a piece of wood and use a hole saw in a drill press to make a perfect circle.
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Posted 11 December 2014 - 03:01 PM

The main advantage I'd see is you can make relatively larger plunger sizes. I'd have to agree with the Hole Saw, as it would most likly give you as close to perfect a circle as possible. Then it be as simple as figuring out our method of attaching it to said plunger head.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 12:49 AM

Well, most hole saws I've seen have a small bit in the middle to get the saw started, so they basically punch out a washer in and of itself. Then, you could attach said "Washer" to the plunger head by any conventional means.
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