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Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« on: October 02, 2013, 07:02:53 PM »
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I'd like to use them as insulators and spacers behind wheels.  Ideally, I want them thin, like .010".
And the bore has to be small.  0 size would be good, or say, about 1/16"  (.062 or so).

I have done a lot of web searching and nobody seems to actually have these that I can buy.

Any sources?

Thanks.

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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 07:24:20 PM »
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My first thought was Grainger; my second was Digikey. You might also look at R/C parts places, especially for boats.
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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 08:17:20 PM »
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Thanks Philip, but I already tried all those ideas, and many other big electronics houses like Allied,
Newark, and also places like MSC.

If anyone knows of an actual source, that would be the biggest help, a I have already spent several
hours digging through the web through many many places.  Usually they have ones that are .020" or thicker,
or have .093" bores, or .15" or bigger outside diameters.   I am looking for some really thin, really small
insulating washers.   The tiny phosphor bronze ones that NWSL makes would be perfect if they were
teflon (PTFE) or nylon or something like that.

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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 08:22:45 PM »
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I just checked my Tamyia parts case... nothin.

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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 09:35:30 PM »
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Small Parts Inc. would probably have something like that, but since Amazon took them over, I think that they drastically reduced number of items they carry. Or maybe they are just hard to find on their website. I only looked at the website once and I was disappointed with the browsing experience. But that was couple of years ago - maybe they improved it.  I still have an old paper catalog somewhere, but since the part numbers appear to have changed, it will be useless.

Another thought would be to make your own.  With some sheet stock and punch and die set, that should be a breeze.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 09:38:32 PM »
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Small Parts Inc. would probably have something like that, but since Amazon took them over

That kinda sucks, I've bought a bunch of cool stuff from Small Parts.

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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 12:33:08 AM »
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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013, 01:12:22 AM »
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In stock  Yea!   http://www.pacific-western-rail.com/product_search.php?Page=102&PrimarySort=Price&f_ProductTypes=null&f_Keywords=&f_Search.x=Search

But these are all bronze washers, not mylar/nylon/ insulated.  NWSL does have one insulated washer that is listed
as "Nylon/fiber"... I wonder how smooth it is, or if it's "fibery".

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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013, 01:30:48 AM »
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That kinda sucks, I've bought a bunch of cool stuff from Small Parts.

It is still worth checking their website (if Max is so inclined).
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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2013, 01:51:27 AM »
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This is the one Tony linked to at Walthers:
http://www.pacific-western-rail.com/view_product.php?ProductID=98061

Says nylon metal  :?

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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2013, 05:29:32 AM »
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On the PWRS site;
in stock = in stock,
available = it is listed on the suppliers lists and may not be in stock with the supplier, and is most likely not in stock at PWRS.
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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2013, 06:14:30 AM »
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Ff the parallelism of the faces is not important, how about shaving off some slices of styrene or nylon tube?

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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2013, 12:15:47 PM »
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McMaster Carr part # 91435A120
#0 High temperature polyimide washers
.22" OD
.06"ID
.004-.006" thick.
There's others there.

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Re: Seeking 0-80 (or thereabouts) nylon or mylar washers
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 09:05:15 PM »
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McMaster Carr part # 91435A120
#0 High temperature polyimide washers
.22" OD
.06"ID
.004-.006" thick.
There's others there.

0.22 is big for the outside, but I will go see what else they have.   Thanks!

smallparts.com was a bust.  I checked them.