What stuff do you keep in your soaker `shop? - Input desired

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Postby LtDan64 » Mon May 02, 2005 11:11 pm

I'm trying to find out what everyone uses on their soakers for modifications and repairs.
What kind of tape do you prefer/most use?
Glue?
What tools and materials do you use to add onto and work on your blasters?

...Oh, I forgot to add the other half of my thought:
Say what you use each material for, be it adhesive or hardware.




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Postby Broncostar » Tue May 03, 2005 2:06 pm

I'm really not into mods that much, but my 'workshop' consists of a hacksaw, various screwdriver sizes, some blue painter's tape... that's about it. I haven't really gone into details with teflon tape or rubber cement.

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Postby Adrian » Tue May 03, 2005 2:15 pm

I use the greatest boon to soaking imagineable - JBWeld Epoxy. Duct Tape also figures heavily into some of my repair jobs.

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Postby DX » Tue May 03, 2005 5:48 pm

Oh gosh let's see:
A full set of screwdrivers, epoxy putty, duct tape, electrical tape, scissors, pliers, hacksaw, teflon tape, pvc primer and cement, sand paper, and a whole load of other tools and devices. I use epoxy for check valve-related things, electrical tape for areas being repaired that get wet. I've got a whole bunch of stuff, enough to build, mod, and repair.
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Postby BlueMage » Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:22 pm

Adrian wrote:I use the greatest boon to soaking imagineable - JBWeld Epoxy. Duct Tape also figures heavily into some of my repair jobs.

Adrian

all hail JBweld and duct tape! also a hacksaw for cutting tubes and other random soaker bits, lots of PVC pipe for making mods or homemades, and obviously PVC purple primer and glue. also lots of masking tape or painter's tape, and a bunch of cans of spraypaint (especially camo colors). generally any type of tape and glue is good. also a big bag a recyclabes (that's there anyways as i use the garage for my soaker shop) for holding ammo or expanding tanks. again, lots of JBweld is good to have. also rubber bands and springs, as well as some wire and coathangers for repairing or reinforcing trigger mechs.

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Postby wetmonkey442 » Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:04 pm

My workbench:

Vice Grip
Band Saw
Hacksaw
Jig Saw
Plumbers Epoxy
Purple Primer
PVC cement
(2) Philip's head screw drivers
(1) Flat head screw driver
Cordless Drill
Full set of drill bits
Hand Sander
Sanding block
Belt Sander
Duct Tape
Electrical Tape
Maskign Tape
Green Krylon Fusion Spray Paint
Tan Krylon Fusion Spray Paint
Black Krylon Fusion Spray Paint
3" PVC
2" PVC
1 1/2" PVC
1 1/4" PVC
(1) extra ball valve
the internals of a Vaporizer
a Broken APH
my old WBL
CPS chamber of a CPS 4100
O-ring clamps (many)
screws (all shapes and sizes)
bolts
nuts
washers
nails
a few 2x4s
some woods slabs
A staple gun
An air compressor
air compressor fittings
straws
hammer
vice grip wrench
needle nose pliers


Believe it or not, I use all this stuff in the pursuit of better water weaponry. :goofy:

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Postby BlueMage » Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:44 pm

wetmonkey442 wrote:My workbench:

Vice Grip
Band Saw
Hacksaw
Jig Saw
Plumbers Epoxy
Purple Primer
PVC cement

blah blah blah....

and yet no balloons or bicycle inner tubes? you'll ned those if you want to perform any K-mods or Collosus mods.
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Postby DX » Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:49 pm

When you do lots of power mods, it is quite difficult to keep balloons stocked. Every time I want to do a k-mod, I look around, but never have any balloons handy.
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Postby isoaker » Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:48 am

Query: do you guys have or may be willing to take pics of your soaker workshop areas? While you know my stance on modding, workshops are still great places when it comes to repairing soakers and building other devices. One of these days (along with all the other things I want to do), I'd like to push up more articles and/or upgrade the repairs section on iSoaker.com and pics, guides, etc. would be most welcome.

As for me, I have my own collection of tools for my mini-workshop area (mostly for repairing soakers and opening up soakers to take internal pics). I'll try to push up a pic or two in the near future.

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Postby Simmo » Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:41 pm

Screw drivers.
Tape - few types.
Some glue and primer.
Spare PVC.
Files and sand paper.
Paint.
Spare tube (back pack to soaker)
Bike tubes.
Hack saw, coping saw.

Theres lots more stuff laying around in the garage, if I need something it will most likely be there.
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Postby DX » Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:35 pm

I've got a whole bunch more stuff in recent months:

5 Philip's head screw drivers
5 Flat head screw drivers
2 hacksaws
sand paper
epoxy putty
2 cans of PVC cement
teflon tape
1 can of purple primer
drill
drill bits
electrical tape
duct tape
masking tape
screws
nails
o-rings
mesh screens
check valves
washers
hammer
pliers
3" PVC
2" PVC
lots of 3/4" PVC
1/2" PVC
wooden dowels
hot glue gun
broken WBL
broken 2100 parts
broken 21K pc
broken nozzles
pump caps
ball valves
enough PVC fittings to make 3 homemades
broken 4100
4100 pc
homemade pumps
homemade nozzles
old water warriors Hornet
coat hangers [for replacing trigger rods]
balloons when possible
all of my team's guns and my homemades are also lying around in the room and on shelves
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Postby zack13 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:49 pm

screwdriver set
hacksaw
epoxy
duct/electrical tape
balloons for k-mods and stuff
old soaker parts
thats about it. i dont mod a whole bunch of my guns in fear of breaking them or loosing an internal peice
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Postby FinalFantasizer » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:10 pm

My water weaponry repair and maintenance facility (aka my garage) contains the following:

4 cans of spray paint (green, black, red and blue)
precisiopn screwdriver set
Loctite gel epoxy
Elmers ultimate glue
3 rolls of duct tape
electrical tape
large saw
hacksaw
power drill & bits
70 or so ballons
broken cps 2100 (used for spare parts)
monkey wrench (x2)
large iron file
sand paper
more machine screws than I can count
Armory:

CPS 12000
CPS 21000
CPS 27000
CPS 12000 (in the works)
CPS 3000 (w/ MI:Overload Backpack)
CPS Splashzooka
SC Big trouble
XP 310 & 270
MI Flash Flood
MI Overload
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Postby urbanfighter7 » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:59 pm

set of screwdrivers
3 cans of spray paint (green,brown,black)
duct tape
electrical tape
some kind of black waterproof tape
hack saw
glue
power drill and bits
My Armory:
CPS 1000
CPS 1500
CPS 2500
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Postby General Matt » Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:11 pm

Broken water guns like currently i think i have 2 arctic shocks 1 xp 70 and some other cheap inatation soaker. I have like 3 rolls of teflon tape some electrical tape and some duck tape. I have a set of screw drivers and a magnet. i also the Bucket of screws. o ya and empty buckets to put the screws i take out in :p
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Postby WaterNapoleon » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:28 pm

Whatever I need.

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Postby SilentGuy » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:07 pm

^ Could you please be a bit more specific? Thanks.

I'm just thinking off of the top of my head...

electrical tape
screwdrivers
drill and drill bits
spare PVC
epoxy
some old spray paint, although I haven't used any.
metal saws
automatic sander
O-rings
PVC primer and cement
pliers and mallet

And a bunch more stuff.

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Postby XP20Warrior » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:50 pm

Last fall I had binoculars, duct tape, a knife, poly cord, and a Mag-Lite. Sorta skimpy, but you're talking I'm sneaking up on a base with just a Water Warriors Stinger and mining their own territory.
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Postby HBWW » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:10 pm

Wonder why I missed this topic earlier.

Anyways, I have duct tape, Epoxy, a good set of drills, a good set of screwdrivers, balloons, PVC, Pliers, sandpaper, vinyl tubing, a few O-rings, LRT, some other stuff I can't think of. (though most of it's for the homemades) Other stuff (like electrical tape) can be taken from other places if necessary of course.




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Postby cobralex297 » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:26 pm

duct tape, screwdriver, epoxy in tubes, aerosol epoxy, knife, scissors, packing tape, packing peanuts, bubble wrap.

the latter four are because the shop is also where i ship out the soakers i sell.

YES, I SELL SOAKERS (sometimes). gimme an email if you're interested in anything in my armory... see rogue profile.


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