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#1 Oro

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:49 PM

Is e-tape on the plunger head more effective than the original single O-ring? If so, how much more effective is it and how many layers of e-tape should I put? Please and thank you.
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Don't pry.......and gently pry it off with a flathead screwdriver.

#2 One Man Clan

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:55 PM

I would avoid e-tape on something like the plunger. The adhesive will get all up in there an probably hinder performance. A better option would be to use Teflon tape. I have not done this myself, but I know I just saw a mod on here that used it. Teflon does not have a sticky coating that will get on everything and can be pulled much tighter.

FYI, e-tape + heat (especially Southern California heat) = recipe for disaster.
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#3 Oro

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:00 PM

Thanks OMC but what's Teflon tape?
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Don't pry.......and gently pry it off with a flathead screwdriver.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:06 PM

I second what OMC said. MY LnL has gotten a ton of e-tape goo in the plunger. The only reason I use it because it's the only way the gun will work.
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:50 PM

Teflon tape is this usually white coloured thin tape you can find at a hardware store in the plumbing aisle. It is used to keep things air tight, such as putting the teflon tape on the threads of a pipe and screwing it onto another pipe to keep any water (in this case air) from leaking out.
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#6 Oro

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:55 PM

Thanks everybody for the help.
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Don't pry.......and gently pry it off with a flathead screwdriver.

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 02:43 PM

I recommend using Guardsman's Goof-Off to remove any E-tape residue and then rinsing out the plunger tube before using some silicone lubricant and putting the plunger in. This keeps the plunger tube clean and improves performance.
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:43 PM

I actually think E-tape is fine if you put it under the O-ring. My best NF has two-ish layers of E-tape under the O-ring. This pushes the O-ring into the PC and betters the seal.


If you want to substitute it for an O-ring, then I could see problems with the adhesive -- in which case I would agree with everybody else.
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:13 PM

e tape for a plunger is to thick. Yoou need only one wrap around and it doesn't stick if you do only one so go with teflon tape. I use it on all my plungers right away.
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Posted 31 July 2007 - 11:26 AM

I put like 4 layers of E-tape on mine :D At first pulling it back felt kinda jumpy but that was fixed with lube. I don't know how much of a difference it makes cause I also put on a new barrel.


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