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#1 Anima

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:32 AM

A quick search revealed nothing on the subject, so I'll broach it.

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Most of us have probably heard of Plastidip. You dip tools in it to make plastic/rubber handles, simply put. You can also brush it on, if you thin the Plastidip first. I'm thinking of using it to coat the grips on various Nerf guns, but wanted to see if anyone had tried it before.

Or has anyone used it in other applications? Any tips?
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#2 The Infinite Shindig

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:43 AM

Matchstickman used Plasti-Dip to make a new type of dart. You can find the topic on Matchstick stefan's here.
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#3 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:46 PM

I had tried the spray Plasti-dip on a broken mav handle to test it out. The stuff works ok but doesnt adhere very well. I cleaned the handle well and it still seemed to peel off at the edges. I only did one coat and a 2 or 3 coats is recomended.

I would rather go with the tins than the spray cans. Only because the spray cans are very drippy like water and the tins are semi-thick like syrup. I wasteds alot of plasti dip spray because it kept running off the gun. Can of plasti dip spray is around $16 where I get it and its just not worth that for a squishier handle. It also seems that if I kept using it, I would need to use the whole can on one freakin handle.

Also, I didnt seperate the shell. I kept it intact because I figured when I put it back together I would get a hideous line of no rubber.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 11:53 PM

Bondo. I've used Bondo for custom grips on several guns. I've read in gun magazines about pro shooters putting Bondo on their guns and wrapping their hands around it to make a custom fit pistol grip. It works quite well.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 11:59 PM

But what's the texture of Bondo like? I'm not as interested in changing the shape of the grip as I am about its color and texture.
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:00 AM

what is bondo? :huh:
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:30 AM

Bondo can be smoothed out and painted any color.

Sistermol, search it on google.
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#8 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 03:10 AM

Could bondo be used to make larger more adult hand grips?

Edited by Forsaken_angel24, 21 January 2006 - 03:11 AM.

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#9 Jangadance

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 03:32 AM

The Bondo that I use is mostly for repairing fiberglass, such as with autobody and snowboards. I've used it already for both of these, but it has universal applications. Its consistency is gloopy like peanut butter. I know it's real easy to apply, mold and sand and I've used it to seal holes cut in blaster cases from modding. I recommend it if you want a fairly cheap, simple product and you don't mind spending some time perfecting it.
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