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#1 TimberwolfCY

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 02:33 PM

Hey all. Couple questions. First, when one uses metal (I guess aluminum sheeting, as in Crossbow mods), would I use a knife of some sort to cut it, or a dremel, or what? Second, when using foam as a reinforcer/silencer, is the idea to make it so that the parts fit together more snugly/tightly, so that it's slightly harder to screw together, or just take up space? I realize this is a really base question, but if I can avoid extra hassle, I'd like to. The handles on my BBB really squeaky, and I'd like to avoid excess noise if possible. Thanks for any help.
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#2 Airsoft999

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 03:32 PM

Well I use sheet metal shears.
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 03:39 PM

Dremel makes nice clean cuts, but I usually use a hobby saw. Basically a miniature hacksaw.

Put in foam until it's slightly harder to screw together. You want it a little compressed and pressing against as many plastic surfaces as possible.
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#4 TimberwolfCY

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 08:35 PM

Awesome, thanks a lot for the answers guys; that is exactly what I needed to hear.
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:31 PM

Put in foam until it's slightly harder to screw together. You want it a little compressed and pressing against as many plastic surfaces as possible.

agreed. i put foam in my xbow partially to silence it and lessen some of the vibrations after the shot. it helps with keeping the gun from shaking (that spring is huge), not a whole lot with "silencing". the big reason there's foam in my mod is to keep my barrel snug and center, and to deaden impact on the epoxy connection from the PVC coupler to the tube, in case i dropped it or hit it against something.
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