Kapton washers

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Kapton washers

Postby Outlaw Pete » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:54 am

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Hi guys, does anyone have some old Kapton washers laying around that they’re willing to part with? My old black Military from ‘96 needs some new washers as the old ones are a bit chewed up.
I believe Spyderco stopped using them a few years later.
The Kapton washers are the very thin amber coloured ones popular back then.

Failing that, does anyone know of a suitable replacement that would fit?

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Re: Kapton washers

Postby awa54 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:23 am

I'd guess that the kapton washers are even thinner, but .005" phosphor bronze washers might be thin enough to work... The PB washers are available from several knife making stores.

This auction has kapton washers, but they're .005" just like the bronze:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kapton-Polyimi ... ect=mobile

And as a last resort rolls of .001" and .002" film can be had from multiple sources.
-David

still more knives than sharpening stones...

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Re: Kapton washers

Postby ferider » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:31 am

Outlaw Pete wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:54 am
Hi guys, does anyone have some old Kapton washers laying around that they’re willing to part with? My old black Military from ‘96 needs some new washers as the old ones are a bit chewed up.
Yes, Pete, I have two sets of 4. They come from first gen. Chinooks where I replaced them with brass washers. They will fit the Military too (I know because one of the Chinooks now has Military brass washers :) ).

PM me your address, and I'll put a set in an envelope. Glad I didn't throw them away :)

Roland.

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Re: Kapton washers

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:18 am

I read that Kapton is a very durable plastic used in a wide range of applications. Would some variation of it be good for handle scales?

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Re: Kapton washers

Postby Outlaw Pete » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:06 pm

Thanks for info and help guys, much appreciated!
PM sent Roland👍

I think I read somewhere the old Kapton washers are .0035.
There’s two per side in this one.

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Re: Kapton washers

Postby jacala » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:14 pm

What about shims--trigger/hammer shims that are used on eg Smith & Wesson revolvers.
They come in 1 thou and 2 thou thickness. They are in brass or bronze?.I can't remember the dia's.

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Re: Kapton washers

Postby ferider » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:14 am

Outlaw Pete wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Thanks for info and help guys, much appreciated!
PM sent Roland👍

I think I read somewhere the old Kapton washers are .0035.
There’s two per side in this one.
Got your adress, will be in the mail tomorrow, Pete, might take some time to get to Australia.

Replied the PM, but for some reason my PM is stuck in the Outbox, which is why I'm posting.

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Re: Kapton washers

Postby Outlaw Pete » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:56 pm

Thanks mate, you’re a champ.


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