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Glueing Rubber

I'm trying to make a long inflatable rubber tube buy cutting a bike inner tube and then resealing the ends. I'm doing a bit of a trial run with all the suitable materials I have knocking about but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I need it so I can inflate the tube with little or no leakage (not to any great pressure) and I would like it to remain at least semi flexible so that means I cant just pack the last 2 inches with hot glue. Any suggestions? I plan to try poly-cement, epoxy, hot glue, super glue and melting the ends together but I'm sure someone has had some experience at this.

Topic by pyper    |  last reply


Rubber Bands

Hey at my friends house his rubber bands break when we make knex guns and we think they need to be kept fresh so they don't become old so doesn't anybody have an idea on keep rubber bands fresh? Since I'm trying to keep all my guns in a show case but i don't want the rubber bands to be rotten when using it in the long run.

Topic by rexdino5    |  last reply


What's rubber stamping?

What is it and how do you do it?

Question by NebulaIX    |  last reply


Rubber band cars.

Does anyone build them? here is mine https://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-band-car/

Topic by general zee    |  last reply


Thick Rubber Coating

Ive been disapointed in products marketed for dipping tool handles. in my experience, they do a very thin coat. storebought tools with dipped handles have a nice thick coat. how can i do that at home?

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply


Best rubber bands

I make a lot of knex guns and was wondering what people thought were the best rubber bands to use on them are generally, and where to buy them. Also any website links would be much appreciated, thanks.

Question by the best person on this website    |  last reply


rubber band guns

Instructables needs more rubberband guns so please help design new rbgs

Topic by bob the builder #1    |  last reply


rubber band guns?

Does anyone else think that instructables needs more rbg's? I'm currently working on a rapid fire assault rifle and uzi. I can't wait to post them.

Topic by Mace42    |  last reply


Some questions about rubber

I was wondering what kinds of paints work the best on rubber. I'm talking about heavy-duty, solid rubber. I'd like to age an object made of this without hurting it and I was just curious as to the best way to go about doing it. Also, what type of glue would work best with it.

Topic by Mal Kapwn    |  last reply


Saltwater Etch question - Rubber

Hey y'all, I have another question related to etching my iPod. I took it apart, and now have the aluminum housing with a piece of rubber (latex?) connected to it (the buttons). Do y'all think that the saltwater or current would have any negative effects on it? Thanks!

Topic by Bran    |  last reply


rubber bands; Stretchy not stretchy? Answered

Assuming we are using the same amount of both, is it better to use small rubber bands that stretch to there fullest on the length of the gun or thick rubber bands that stretch over the full length of the gun?

Question by Wafflicious    |  last reply


Rubber Band Ammo Clip

Is there a way to make a clip that hold rubber bands that can be loaded on the bottom of a rbg?

Topic by MattGyver92  


Rubber "sand" What to do with it?

They market the stuff for installing around playground equipment. It's shredded tires. I got a load free. I plan to use some for backfill in a spot which was very rough to dig out. But I'll have leftovers. Can I vulcanize it into solid rubber? How?  Mix with concrete to make it lightweight? Or will thermal changes cause rubber to expand /contract too much?   What else could be done w/ it?  

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply


What rubber to use as a diaphragm?

Hello, I am in need of some help, I want to try and replace the springs on a tennis racket with a diaphragm for an experiment, can anyone tell me the kind of rubber that I can use to make this diaphragm, I will be screwig it to the outside of the tennis racket, the diaphragm will be about 3mm in thickness and 330mm in diameter, it will need to be strong to hit the ball, also have some kind of elasticity Any help will be most greatful

Question by garyknight    |  last reply


Homemade rubber lint roller

I go through lint rollers like crazy. I hate loose hair. Makes me gag. I saw the infomercial for the new Mr.Sticky rubber lint roller you wash off and its sticky enough like the tape ones. That would save me about a million dollars a lifetime...give or take. Problem is the set is 29$ not bad...but if I could save that money and use it on...1/18th tank of gas that would be so helpful. So , someone, please help me ? Get me started, middle, end, a piece anything. Everyone on this site is brilliant. we could control the world=> Lets start with my rubber lint roller!

Topic by FlatLinerMEDIC    |  last reply


Swapping Rubber-Membrane for Microswitches?

Is it possible to convert a button from using a rubber contact to using a microswitch? The intent I have in mind is to take the buttons on a GBA and make them more like those on the SP/DSi/3DS, but the idea could be applied to any instance of squishy rubber-contacts.My best guess of how to go about this would be to trace the positive and negative leads into the switch on the circuitboard, then to somehow break that connection and reroute them into the microswitch by soldering wires to them. I need to go double-check the leads are available on the particular board I'm working with, and I wanted to test the general theory using a cheaper board like a TV remote.Any thoughts?

Question by Oi27    |  last reply


FN2000 Rubber Band Gun

Ok, please don't kill me. I made an RBG. But not just any RBG, this one is a rifle. And it looks good. And I want to know if I should post it. Should I? Below are various pictures of the gun. It is vaguely based off of the FN2000. Hope you enjoy, Danke.Edit: The instructable is done. The link is here.

Topic by Whaleman    |  last reply


How to harden a 'rubber bone'? Answered

A few weeks ago I was digging a new garden and I uncovered an old beef rib bone buried next to a rusty tin can. I presume one of my dogs put them there several years ago. The bone had developed a nice patina, infused with a reddish-brown color, most likely from the rusty can. It would work perfectly as scales (handles) for an old hunting knife of mine if I could flatten it out somewhat.  Remembering an old trick from my youth, I have been soaking it in white vinegar and it has softened nicely without losing the patina. From my past experience I know it will re-harden if I allow it to dry out, but it will be more porous and brittle. My thought was to dry it then coat it liberally with super glue or to soak it in a clear acrylic paint for several days to fill the pores. I am looking for any ideas or suggestions that will help me in this project, whether they be ways to make my ideas better or something entirely different. Thanks.

Question by Burf    |  last reply


how to make a custom rubber stamp

Need to make a rubber stamp pretty big, about 4 inches tall. one lower case letter "b". any suggestions for making it myself

Topic by becky roop    |  last reply


Rubber band aeroplane is not flying correctly

Created Rubberband aeroplane ,and glides fine without propeller.But when the propeller is turned ON ,it just lost the balance and its not climbing into height.The propeller is home made.what would be the reason?.please help me.

Question by AnasCS    |  last reply


is there a way to melt rubber and steel together?

I've been thinking about this for a long time. What I am wanting to accomplish is finding a way to combine steel and rubber together to form a new substance where the two are no longer able to be distinguished from each other.

Question by Jakcavar    |  last reply


How do you melt rubber? Answered

I am trying to make my own rubber-soled shoes. Is there a good rubber I can melt at home for this? It needs to be relatively hard. Also, what kind of mold would I need to use & how would I make that? If I am successful, I will certainly make an instructable. This is the only part I need help with. Thanks.

Question by Wolf Seril    |  last reply


DIY Metal Rubber Band Gun

This rubber band gun works just like the wooden ones you've probably seen. The difference is that this is made of metal, has a safety, and includes a flashlight and laser sight. OK, just a wee bit over the top, but impressive. via bbgadgets

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


how do I paint on rubber?

I found this adorable rubber dragon in the bargain bin of my local toystore and would like to paint it to give it a costumized look. Unfortunately the toy is made from a material i'm not to familiar with. it's very stretch and it seems to me like it is made from supple rubber. It's sort of reminds me of a dog toy. so now I'm trying to find out what type of paint I can and can't use as I don't want it to start flaking. I'don't mind if the toy becomes stiff. I'd will be more of a display item anyway. Could I use spray paint? should I prime it? should i strip the current paint, and which solvent would be best that wouldn' destroy the toy. Any help will be very much appreciated.

Question by lpringiers    |  last reply


How to cut pieces of rubber sole? Answered

I'm currently making a pair of rollerskates out of army boots and other things. The rubber is in the way for a few bolts on the baseplate, and cutting the rubber away with a small stanley knife just ended in bloodshed. Does anyone have a better idea?

Question by cephalopoid    |  last reply


How to exactly duplicate rubber parts?

I have a few old sets of unusual mountainboard trucks and spare parts all made by a company that went under about 13 years ago so no chance of getting new parts, all the parts are used but usable except for small rubber non ribbed gaiters/seals that have cracked and split except for most of the ones on the complete trucks. is there somewhere i could take one of the surviving rubber bits to have it duplicated as inexpensively as possible or is there some other method of duplicating them exactly?Edit: I'm in the UK

Question by ambientvoid    |  last reply


spray or paint, rubber car mat? Answered

Im looking for some type of a rubber spray or "paint" that i can use to coat the inside of a car instead of using the traditional floor mat. I would like to coat the floor "buckets" with this rubber so i dont ever have to worry about spills, stains exct. something that i could spray down with a regular hosehold cleaner and wham-o cleans any mess there is. any idea of what I might be looking for?? *waterproof *handles house hold chems good *does not melt in summer time! *does not crack *does not stink (if its temp because of "fresh paint" then thats okay) *relatively cheap *able to paint over carpet *thick

Question by fireball9919    |  last reply



Why do rubber-bands break? Answered

All of my rubber-bands have broken and im mad. I want answers... NAO!!!

Question by MrSillyGuns    |  last reply


Rubber Band Gun Ammo Clip

Is there a way to create a clip or magazine using a seperate ratchet wheel that possibly plugs into the body of the gun and connects with the trigger hammer to create a rubber band gun that doesn't take so long to reload?

Topic by MattGyver92    |  last reply


Ideas for rubber band (elastics) guns

From someplace that takes rubber band guns seriously-including accuracy contests...ガンロッカー ( GUNLOCKER )and the translated page.

Topic by jtobako    |  last reply


Vulcanizing Rubber....? From Latex Paint?

                 Vulcanizing rubber... latex.                          sulphur.            Heat!                                           Pressure. those are the basics according to research.  but how much heat?   how much pressure? can i use that old can  o latex paint?  can i use sulphur from the garden store?                    hazards?                    techniques?

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply


High Quality rubber band guns

Ok guys, I want to see if I'm all alone on this site in making fine replica (and functioning) rubber band guns. I've posted my most recent, along with all the others I have in my collection. Most are sold (sorry... lol), but I make more all the time by order.Oh, and by the way for all you gun enthusiasts, the CZ75B and the Beretta 92FS have moving slides that don't hinder the preformance of the pistol. Also, the MP5K has a folding stock, removeable supressor, and removeable clip.

Topic by HK.RBG.armorer    |  last reply


How to repair rubber/leather sneakers?

Hello all, I want to repair my Scarpa "approach" shoes. They're called "approach shoes" as they are intended to be used for light rock climbing and/or hiking to get to the wall that one plans to climb, but, I don't use them for this purpose. The soft, rubber climbing sole wore out after only 6 months of biking and longboarding, so I had them replaced with Vibram soles about 2 years ago. In short, after washing and leaving them in the sun to dry, the rubber toe-cap has come unstuck in several places and the Vibrams as well. (see pics) Several shoe repair shops gave me quotes too high for my budget, but provided me with a good idea of how to proceed. They all said that the toe-cap needs to be reglued AND sewn down, otherwise it will just come unstuck again. Of course the sole also needs to be reglued. What I want to know is: A) What type of glue and technique can should I use to reglue the toe-cap and sole? and B) What type of needle, thread and stitch should I use to sew the toe-cap? Thank you! Any help is much appreciated! Aaron

Question by lwieise87    |  last reply



Does anyone know the best brand of rubber bands that come in large, medium, and small sizes?

Dear readers,      I am doing a science fair project that involves rubber bands. I need large, medium, and small ones. So, if anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.                                                                                           Sincerely,                                                                                                          mobbyn

Question by mobbyn    |  last reply


what to do with about literally 10000 rubber bands besides the rubber band ball?

No rubber band  balls or any thing simple i want something big, like a world record or a big project

Question by voemaster    |  last reply


rubber bands wont always fly off of rubber band gun, need help?

I'm trying to make a simple rubber band gun but the rubber band im using dosent allways come off, it usually flings forward then back not leaving the allen rench I'm using. i need  some advice on getting the rubber band to leave every time. ( the nail in the pic is just there so i could take the picture, cant pull the rubber band back at the same time and get a good one) nails on the side are to hold the rubber bands when not in use.

Question by Vertox    |  last reply


Klutz rubber band power contest I wonder if a rubber band vibrating is considered 'powered'.

I have some musical ideas with elastics as vibrating strings . can i use plastic stretching strings as 'rubber' substitute? Then the contest would interest me .

Question by mistic    |  last reply


Anyone know of a source for conductive rubber tubing?

Looking for 4-6 MM diameter or in that area. Also sheets. Small quanities.

Question by BubbaOkie    |  last reply


Powerful slingshot rubber that is very inexpensive and very easy to find?

Somthing like Strong Rubber Bands

Question by bwells2    |  last reply


what can i do with tons of blue rubber bands?

I just found a gaint bag of blue rubber bands

Question by vince 09    |  last reply


Out of curiosity, can rubber coatings make cardboard more durable and waterproof?

I am talking about corrugated cardboard boxes as well as pieces of corrugated cardboard. 

Question by coolcarl89    |  last reply



How do I get the Star-burst rubber band off the loom at the end?

I have looped all the borders but I cant figure out how to finish it and get the bracelet off the loom. The end I finished looping the borders at is messy and confusing. How do I fix it and get the bracelet off?

Question by sullykids123    |  last reply


stamping velvet?

I would like to learn about stamping and embossing on velvet

Question by Laurie Fuller  



What are these?

Anyone recognize what these are and they're used for? The larger one has Bay19 SL2 on it. The smaller SL1. Both have a slit in the top.  I thought they might be some kind of glue dispensing cap or... Something along those lines. So, what exactly are they... Do you know? TIA, - chase -

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Knex Guns that do not use rubber bands

Guys, I don't have any rubber bands (I know I'm a saddo) and I love knex guns. I need some knex guns that don't use rubber bands. THANKS!!! 

Topic by Dude826Dude    |  last reply