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  1. gbeef's Avatar
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    Apr 16, 2009, 11:50 PM - Hyperfirm rubber #1

    What kind of rubber are hyperfirm guns made from. Does anyone know what supplier and what kind of resin foam? or rubber to look for?
  2. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Apr 17, 2009, 12:25 AM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #2

    Yes, some people know.
    But we ain't tellin'
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    Apr 17, 2009, 1:53 AM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #3

    Yup, and it comes in 50 gallon drums

    FP
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    Apr 17, 2009, 10:37 AM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #4

    as far as i know, hyperfirm is a proprietary material designed for and exclusively used by one group. it's not something you could get on your own.
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    Apr 17, 2009, 11:28 AM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #5

    perhaps process of elimination here would help...

    Contrary to what the term "HYPERFIRM" would lead you to believe, it's not latex.




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    Apr 17, 2009, 12:11 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #6

    I think i know what material it is, the problem is i'm not in the US to test it, or get it.
    Ah well... ill figure out the caramel secret someday when i have i time.
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    Apr 17, 2009, 12:49 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #7

    I think stormtrooperguy is right. My understanding from talking to a friend of mine on the replica prop forums is that it is a proprietary material that only a certain company has rights to. It's also supposed to be nasty toxic stuff to work with.
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    Apr 17, 2009, 2:44 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #8

    There are other castable materials that have the same properties as "hyperfirm" rubber. They work great too!! I personally think that most people who dont know the supposed "recipe" think WAY too into the idea of some super secret concoction. In my experience with castable rubbers and foams, I have come to believe that it is much more simple than most would think. I may be way off though! Just my opinion!!
  9. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Apr 17, 2009, 3:12 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #9

    It possibly is a plastic like the used for the wheels, I don't know really, but, if I'm not wrong, Stormrider used the wheels foam, you can him what kind he used.
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    Apr 17, 2009, 8:00 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #10

    I've heard it is actually extracted from underground wells on another planet!
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    Apr 17, 2009, 9:19 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #11

    Some folks say its harvested and grown deep in the jungle primeval by inmates of a Guatemalan insane asylum.
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    Apr 20, 2009, 3:48 AM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #12

    sorry to give it away, "hyperfirm rubber" is just a nickname for Concrete Stamping Rubber.
    its also used for engine mounts and machine tooling pads, though for prop building its most comonly used by the guys over at sci-fire


    (google is your friend BTW)
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    Apr 21, 2009, 2:41 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #13

    Quote Relic said: View Post
    sorry to give it away, "hyperfirm rubber" is just a nickname for Concrete Stamping Rubber.
    its also used for engine mounts and machine tooling pads, though for prop building its most comonly used by the guys over at sci-fire


    (google is your friend BTW)
    Pretty much what I have been thinking and experimenting with...awesome stuff!
  14. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Apr 21, 2009, 2:48 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #14

    Quote Relic said: View Post
    sorry to give it away, "hyperfirm rubber" is just a nickname for Concrete Stamping Rubber.
    its also used for engine mounts and machine tooling pads, though for prop building its most comonly used by the guys over at sci-fire

    No.
    You are incorrect.
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    Apr 21, 2009, 2:59 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #15

    Quote Relic said: View Post
    sorry to give it away, "hyperfirm rubber" is just a nickname for Concrete Stamping Rubber.
    its also used for engine mounts and machine tooling pads, though for prop building its most comonly used by the guys over at sci-fire


    (google is your friend BTW)
    interesting... was it the tk560.com site you're referencing with your googling? if so, they say right in that thread that it wasn't actually the concrete stamping rubber. or the smoothon stuff that is also similar.

    i think it's unicorn poop myself.
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    Apr 21, 2009, 3:18 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #16

    Quote stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    interesting... was it the tk560.com site you're referencing with your googling? if so, they say right in that thread that it wasn't actually the concrete stamping rubber. or the smoothon stuff that is also similar.

    i think it's unicorn poop myself.
    Harvested only under the light of a new moon -- no other, or it will dissipate into fecal ether....

    It must then be stored in a lead crystal jar until time for Vulcanization....by an actual Vulcan.
  17. Apr 21, 2009, 3:27 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #17

    no way.
    hyperfirm is made from the harvested tears of children.
    that's why it costs so much.
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    Apr 21, 2009, 4:08 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #18

    Quote Dream Inspired said: View Post
    no way.
    hyperfirm is made from the harvested tears of children.
    that's why it costs so much.

    Are you kidding me?? Those are cheap! I can show you how to milk a gallon in 20 minutes! lol
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    Apr 21, 2009, 4:09 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #19

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    No.
    You are incorrect.
    It may not be EXACTLY what the sci-fire guys use but the stamping rubber is VERY close. It is cheap, works great, and cures black. What more could you ask for???
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    Apr 21, 2009, 4:27 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #20

    LOL....Slave1pilot is Scifire

    I think it is liver fluid from trolls
  21. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Apr 21, 2009, 4:31 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #21

    Quote Mattastic13 said: View Post
    LOL....Slave1pilot is Scifire

    No.
    You are also incorrect
    I am not (nor have I been for quite some time) part of Sci-fire.
    But, I do know exactly what HyperFirm is.

    and, as i said above
    I ain't tellin'
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    Apr 21, 2009, 4:41 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #22

    Quote Mattastic13 said: View Post
    LOL....Slave1pilot is Scifire

    I think it is liver fluid from trolls
    I know that Slave1pilot was with sci-fire . I wasn't saying that he was wrong! He KNOWS what it really is. I was just remarking that it is a great alternative and is very comparable to cured hyperfirm products.
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    Apr 21, 2009, 4:45 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #23

    Sorry Kwally...that wasn't directed at you.

    Sorry Slave1pilot, I wasn't aware of that. Didn't mean to misrepresent you.
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    Apr 21, 2009, 5:15 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #24

    Quote Mattastic13 said: View Post
    Sorry Kwally...that wasn't directed at you.

    Sorry Slave1pilot, I wasn't aware of that. Didn't mean to misrepresent you.
    Haha! No need for apologies my friend! I also didn't know that Slave1pilot was no longer with sci-fire...
  25. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Apr 21, 2009, 5:26 PM - Re: Hyperfirm rubber #25

    Many people don't
    It's been at least a year now, maybe 2 since I was active at all
    I didn't really do much then anyway lol
    slavefive & postmortem are the people to conact (although i still relay requests)

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