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stembob27
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Joined: Nov 13, 2001
Posted: Sep 03, 2002 2:58 PM

I am having some trouble making the gun grips for my proton gun. I'm familiar with what the different plans say to use, but I'm wondering if any of you found creative ways of making the grips. I know I heard something a while back about someone making the grips out of PVC piping? If someone knows how to do that, I'd be very interested as I have tones of PVC left over. I'm also curious to know if someone simple made theres out of foam or what not. If so, what would I need to buy and what would I have to do with it?
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mr pecker
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Posted: Sep 03, 2002 3:08 PM

I saw something on some plans that said something about buying a thing of oil that has a grip on the bottle and it works....or something like that...just look at all the plans on ectoman's site..

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ProtonCharger
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Posted: Sep 03, 2002 4:30 PM

on my last pack i used bike grips, i read some where you can use a steering wheel cover. the thing in norms plans is gumout, its in the automotive dept at walmart, you have to cut out a little bit of the canister, but thats it.

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heidigon
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Posted: Sep 03, 2002 4:59 PM

i used pvc pipe cut to length and white sculpey clay (you could probably use and air drying clay too). anyways, i sculpted the grips to look like those from the movie and to fit my hands. then i baked the clay as per the directions in the oven on the pvc pipe to maintain shape. the pipe gets a little soft, but that's about it. then i removed the grips, secured them back on with epoxy then dipped them in plasti-dip. worked great for me.

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stembob27
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Posted: Sep 03, 2002 5:31 PM

I am familiar with the oil method. That was mentioned in norms plans. But that just seems like too much of a hassal just to glue some pieces of plastic to my pvc. As for the guy who mentioned the clay. Is that prone to cracking a chipping. What I mean is, when you bake that, is it just hard as a rock. Also, what is that kind of play called and where can I get it?
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RoboProp
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Posted: Sep 03, 2002 6:50 PM

The stuff you want to get is called Super Sculpey. it's about 8 bucks a box at any craft store. It's good stuff, not as brittle as you'd think.

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Kael116
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posted: Sep 07, 2002 1:30 PM

I sort of came across a pair of grips (okay, I went to a bike junkyard and scavenged them off a 1962 Schwinn bike) that were almost exactly the same as used in the film. They are black rubber, "okay" shape (what can you expect for 40 year old rubber?), and have the right texture.

I've been thinking about resin casting them and producing a few copies, but first I'd like to get an idea of how much people would pay for a set of resin grips ($10 sound okay to everyone for 2 grips?). If you want some, email me at [email protected] so I have an idea of how many sets to make.

The tube they'll fit on to is 3/4". If you want a different size, let me know when/if you order them.

Pics coming soon! Email me for pics! [email protected]

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EctoBusterWes
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Posted: Sep 08, 2002 3:09 AM

use bike handels or cutt off the grips of the car injecter bottles.


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GB Freak
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Posted: Sep 08, 2002 1:48 PM

I too used bike handles. They are fine and easy to get too.

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wampa ems
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Posted: Sep 08, 2002 10:52 PM

Hey Kael, I tried to email, but it bounced back saying your inbox was full. Id like to see some pics if its possible.

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Fifthrider
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Joined: Aug 10, 2002
Posted: Sep 08, 2002 11:52 PM

Bike grips are good.

Wheelchair grips are better. Almost 100% perfect. I was impressed and upgraded to those.

Good luck finding a medical supply store or online medical supply store. I have one near me, but that doesn't help you much I realise.
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flynn
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Joined: Mar 19, 2002
Posted: Sep 09, 2002 12:11 PM

In norms plans, he says to cut out the center of the grip part. I just cut the grip part off the bottle and used a heat-gun (kinda like a super hair dryer) to soften it enought to bend to fit the pvc. It's not exact, but it looks good, and isn't as much cutting and glueing
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stembob27
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Joined: Nov 13, 2001
Posted: Sep 09, 2002 4:10 PM

yeah......these are all good ideas. thanks guys. I tried e-mailing whats his name also, but it dodn't go through. I'm curious about that. Other than that, all these ideas are good. But I specifically remember reading something about using PVC to make gun grips. I have so much PVC left over, I would love to hear if anyone knows what to do for that.
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