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Old 04-18-2007, 07:37 AM
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I am looking for a source for small rubber washers.....for #2 and #4 sized screws/bolts. I checked micro fasteners, RTL fasteners, Fastenal, Graingers, etc. I have purchased some at Lowes before but I believe they were #6 size. Anybody have any sources?

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I`m not sure what your application is but you might be able o use a small o-ring.
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I found that for some application using fuel tubing seems to work good.
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Fuel tubing or round servo grommets cut in two.
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The hardware store and your home improvement stores sell assortments. o-rings, washers and some kind of plastic/felt material washers.
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I want them to use on canopy mounting screws. I have used the fuel tubing for years....functional but not very pretty. I think most o-rings may be a little hard to provide the anti-vibration quality that rubber washers or fuel tubing gives. The grommets are an option but will have to track them down as well.

If I cant find the washers no biggie.....just thought I would ask.

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McMaster Carr. online distributor of an amazing amount of 'stuff'

http://www.mcmaster.com/

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Hi there.

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Airborne Models carries tiny silicone washers that are used for the canopies and cowls on the World Models planes. They also have a good selection of washer-headed screws for this application. The washer has a protrusion that fits in the hole in the part and keeps it in place.

See, for example http://ecsvr.com/abm/ShopDisplayproducts.asp?Search=Yes
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I pull off some rubber washers from a steel siding pole barn project. The screws are around 3/16" OD, but could be used on maybe 4-40 and 6-32 screws. They are used to seal the water from getting in the roof or walls. They may be good for something?
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What about slicing off WASHERS from some small automotive vacuum line?
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Like aspeed I have used the metal/ruberized washers. Right now I have several under the canopy screws (replaced the plastics with real metal) on my Escapade. Most businesses selling metal siding have these screws in a number of colors and in bulk so you don't have to buy a whole bunch......just remove the self tapping metal screws.
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I bought a set of Hollow punches, Home Depot, Harbor Freight, offline, etc, and a sheet of flat rubber at Menards 1/16 inch. I use the size of punch that gives me the outside diameter I need and simply screw into the center.. I spent $13 for both and will never have to buy another rubber washer.
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Originally Posted by modeer43
I bought a set of Hollow punches, Home Depot, Harbor Freight, offline, etc, and a sheet of flat rubber at Menards 1/16 inch. I use the size of punch that gives me the outside diameter I need and simply screw into the center.. I spent $13 for both and will never have to buy another rubber washer.
You can also make soft vinyl washers too. They work for other tasks. Old carry-out food container lids supply the material.

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