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Duct seal

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ricmar, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Ricmar

    Ricmar Engaging Member

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    Hi all
    wanting to make silent pellet trap,Any idea were to get this compound or something similar in the UK ?

    Thanks

    Richie
     
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    i have used sound deadening that you use on cars after they have been welded you put it on with a heat gun its thick rubber
     
  3. Egg

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    You can use the high density foam they put in sofas and the like. The stuff comes in big blocks that you can trim to size.
     
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    Thanks guys,

    anyone tried the tub of plumbers mate you get from b&q,Does that work ?
     
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    were would you get the foam from?

    Do the pellets bounce back ?
     
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    Plumbers mait is the uk name for duct seal. Works fine, got my from Wilko's
     
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    Nah, it deadens the energy really well - couple of layers of it in a big box makes a really effective backstop.

    You can get it from upholstery wholesalers on the web.
     
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    Yes works fantastic but get it from Screwfix. Bigger tub, cheaper price.

    'Plumbers Mait' if youre trying to find is online,

    Cheers
    Stot
     
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    Plumbers mait is great. Made a light weight stop out of a roasting tin filled with it and small bulldog clips to hold a target. My heavy weight back stop is steel, catalogues and carpet. Both quiet but one is a pain to move, so I made the lighter one. Give it a go.
     
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    Thanks guys picked up a large tub of plumbers mate today B&q £7.50
    will try it out tomorrow.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Was looking round for stuff recently and spotted wifes carrier bag full of those flimsy tesco carrier bags....nicked the lot , screwed them into balls, shoved them all into one carrier and tied handles together...nice an absorbant. Works a treat as a backing.
     
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    The yanks use duct tape/Gaffer tape layer on layer till its over an inch+ thick then they shoot it the pellets don't go through when it's worn they hammer it flat put a few more layers on and shoot away.
     
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    We use camping sleeping mats cut to shape. Glued into the pellet trap.
    Cheap and really quiet :)
     
  14. Ricmar

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    Hi Guys
    Bought the plumbers mate, made a box, put a golf ball size of putty in,pushed a metal plate onto it,put the rest of the putty in the box,applied target,works a treat.total cost £7.80 for plumbers mate,box nil old wood lying about and screwed an old handle to the top to carry.
    Perfect
     
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    I tried the Plumbers Mait solution for a quite pellet trap. Other than being quite and trapping the pellets, at least most of the time, it's useless. The pellets back up very quickly in the same area and then start to bounce back, the gunge tends to creep downwards under it's own weight, getting the embedded pellets out is a chore and it's expensive. I found loose rags much better, you just need to shake them out after a while.

    Alan
     

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