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Material Alternative for Air Bumper

Material Alternative for Air Bumper

Material Alternative for Air Bumper

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We use a air bumper( about 4" OD) that slides in a brass tube.  The material that we have used for years is Micarta, which is basically wood.  We had a problem with water absorbation and the part swelling and jamming in the tube.  Could anyone recommend a material that would not swell when wet and have good thermal characteristics.  The environment can see about 80 C.  Teflon, I believe is too expensive and we tried a moly imprenated Nylon that deformed under heat.  Someone suggested puting varnish over the Micarta.  Could anyone suggest a material alternative to try.

thanks

RE: Material Alternative for Air Bumper

hmm why dont you varnish the wood with yatchmans varnish?

just a thought.

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