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#1 niko_gpsy

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:58 AM

I made a short video on how to properly stretch a piston head O-ring.




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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:32 PM

Another great video dude....and another secret revealed!

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:11 AM

thanks for posting this up....  ive done it the way you told me to in the past but the video makes it even easier to put the words with the "look"...

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:04 AM

Thanks for the kind words.  This was made with all of you in mind so don't you feel "special" now?  :P

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

by far one of the most usefull compression tip's i use. good vid.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

Hey Niko:

I have been heating the cylinder and o-ring with a heat gun. I measured the cylinder with a non contacting thermometer and 200 degrees F seems to be the magic temperature.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

View Postphilsaudio, on 05 September 2012 - 12:50 PM, said:

Hey Niko:

I have been heating the cylinder and o-ring with a heat gun. I measured the cylinder with a non contacting thermometer and 200 degrees F seems to be the magic temperature.

Hmm, if thats the magic number than could one theoretically place multiple rings onto one cylinder and place it it a pre heated toaster oven while following the other steps for the same result for more quantity?

More of a question for those who work on multiple guns I guess?

Edited by ThrasherJKL, 23 November 2012 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

You can definitely try that but I suspect that if left too long it can melt and deform. A lighter is so much simpler. :)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

I use an old cylinder  to store my o-rings. After staying on the cylinder for an exstended period of time, they are stretched without heating them and possibly damaging the rubber. Posted Image

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:59 PM

Nice, simple and effective.




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