40MM grenade ball bearings keep falling out

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by Inceptor57, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Inceptor57

    Inceptor57 New Member

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    I'm a bit annoyed by how easily these ball bearings can fall out in my grenades. I just want to glue them to their place, is that alright for the grenade and will it cause some problem?
     
  2. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Moderator Staff Member

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    The bearings need to move for the grenade to function.

    Use some silicon grease to hold them in the channels.
     

  3. Inceptor57

    Inceptor57 New Member

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    Ok thanks, where could i get some?
     
  4. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Moderator Staff Member

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    Any auto parts shop. They sell it as Dielectric Grease or Bulb Grease.

    You can buy a small foil envelope for under a buck most places. Should be more than enough for your shells.
     
  5. Inceptor57

    Inceptor57 New Member

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    Alright thanks,

    By the way, the ball bearings are still able to move slightly in the holes after applying glue. It moves when i push it around with my finger and it doesn't fall out easily at all, is that alright for the grenade?
     
  6. TheCaptainAlmighty

    TheCaptainAlmighty New Member

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    He said use grease, not glue.
     
  7. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Moderator Staff Member

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    The problem with using glue is the bits and pieces of dried glue will eventually work themselves loose and bugger up your seals.

    Grease is the best bet.
     
  8. Inceptor57

    Inceptor57 New Member

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    Alright, just ordered some dielectric grease. Ill get back to you when it comes
     
  9. Inceptor57

    Inceptor57 New Member

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    Thanks!

    The grenades works great now, thanks guys