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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What's rubber stamping?

What is it and how do you do it?

Question by NebulaIX 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Rubber band cars.

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

Topic by general zee 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


rubber band guns

Instructables needs more rubberband guns so please help design new rbgs

Topic by bob the builder #1 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago



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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 10 years ago


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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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

Somthing like Strong Rubber Bands

Question by bwells2 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


what can i do with tons of blue rubber bands?

I just found a gaint bag of blue rubber bands

Question by vince 09 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


CAN ANY ONE GIVE ME THE PLANS FOR A GAITLING RUBBER BAND GUN?

PARTS, HOW TO,

Question by roboteen 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


stamping velvet?

I would like to learn about stamping and embossing on velvet

Question by Laurie Fuller 9 years ago


What's an easy way to strip the green felt off of a tennis ball? Answered

 

Question by WerdnaN 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 -

Topic by -chase- 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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

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

Question by voemaster 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how to make a rubber part that doesnt exist ?

Hi good peoples, i work at a place that makes and sells beef jerky and smokies. quite recenty one of the machines we use to cut them from links quit working properly and needs a new rubber pad for the clutch that stops the blade. the problem is the company we bought the machines and all parts for them it died with the owner so we cant replace them. my question is how hard would it be to mold rubber into a new brake pad for the clutch. i will put up pictures of the clutch and pad as soon as i can but i might as well start with the first problem how to cast and mold a rubber sturdy enough to do the job. all info on this would be greatly appreciated side note: now that i have the parts this is what they look like. two very soft rubber wheels with a concave treaded surface. the rubber tread is really worn down hence the need for replacement 

Question by snowfox222 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


does anyone know how to work with the rubber that looks like metal? and where I can get the rubber? Answered

Examples can be seen here www.organicarmor.com/Home/About.htm I want to make my own costumes... those are nice... and expensive.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can you send me ideas on rubber band guns? Answered

Question by nfk11 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where can I get 100 rubber duckies for under 20 dollars? Answered

Question by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is the best way to cut a rubber (non-steel-belted) tire? Answered

I need a method of cutting a non-belted rubber tire (I'm attempting to sole shoes) that will (a) allow for an angular design, and (b), leave relatively clean edges. The best idea I've gotten was to use a hacksaw with water in the cuts for lubrication, but the results are too ragged and uneven. Any good ideas would be appreciated!

Question by o-diskordia 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Where can I find the type of rubber used on keds shoes the band around the shoe Thank you

The band around the keds tennis shoe has a light texture to it and is an off white i am looking for rubber like that 

Question by Studio 536 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What process do I need to do to get my logo adhered to rubber?

I am trying to get my logo adhered to rubber, like the logo on the sidewall of a bike tire.  I have tried many different stickers and none stuck, there has to be something out there!  Thanks for any help!

Question by velozpark 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Licensing

Any thoughts about the licensing? I think I chose the wrong one for the rubber band gun I posted. I just noticed that the license I picked says that you can't use this Instructable commercially. I would prefer that people be able to make and sell the rubber band gun if they wish. Also, I am not concerned if someone does not attribute the design to me. It would be nice but not necessary. I did not make the design to receive accolades.

Topic by HTMF Metal Pizza 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Y Answered

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Question by bwells2 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Launch it Contest

Hey, Anyone know why it is taking so long for my entry to get into the Launch-it Contest. Voting ends tomorrow and no moderater has approved my instructable! https://www.instructables.com/id/Elasto-O-Matic-RBG-5-Rubber-Band-Shooter/ I entered it in time! Confused?

Topic by Greasetattoo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Hey im new :)

Hey im new guys :), im intrested in rubberband stuff, so...yeah. Does anyone have an rubberband gun intructable? not a lego rubberband gun, one made from wood, a repeater rubberband gun weith a cog n stuff. Well that all :)

Topic by QueroAlpha 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


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 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago


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 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago