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Pat Trap Brush

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ASTRO, Apr 30, 2007.

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  1. ASTRO

    ASTRO TS Member

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    Hay Guys
    Anyone have specs on a pat trap brush. I need one in a hurry and it will be
    a couple of days before they get here. I would just build one for now.

    Rob
     
  2. grunt

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    If you mean the target brush you can get a 1 inch nylon paint brush and cut the brush about 1 inch long, remove the handle and tap for the screw. Use the old one for a sample.
     
  3. 12Gagejon

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    The wood doesn't last long so I remove wood and fill with bondo or JB weld and tap to fit orig. screw Jon
     
  4. fritzi93

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    Ditto, just use an original for a pattern.

    Clarification on a couple points:

    1) Nylon or polyester will do fine, just get a fairly meaty brush. Was at Lowe's a month ago and all they had were Chinese made cheapies for 99 cents (not nearly thick enough), or premium brushes at $8-9 bucks. Tru-Value had good mid-price $2 poly brushes, made several for our PATs.

    2) I believe a coarse-threaded wood screw holds better than the fairly fine threaded machine screws on the original brushes.
     
  5. X Trap 2

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    I had one and the hole was drilled out to big and you could not tighten it. Check before you try to instsll it only to find out it the hole is too big. Ray
     
  6. phirel

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    A simple quick fix can sometimes be accomplished by turning the existing brush around.

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. sleepy bill

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    Rob, I have our trap mechanic save the old brushes off of the Beomat skeet machines and cut them in half. You have to trim the brush shorter but it lasts a lot longer than the brushes from pat trap. You will need to drill and tap the plastic head of the brush. I have brushes on machines that have lasted for over a year. Bill Hardison Memphis Sport Shooting
     
  8. grunt

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    Thats a good tip Bill. Got to try that.
     
  9. pulllit

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    Here is another tip for extending the life of the brush. On top of the throwing arm use 120 grit sandpaper to smooth the area that makes contact with the brush.

    Jim
     
  10. ASTRO

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    Thanks alot guys. My side kick and I turned the brush around. It seams
    to be working for now. The new brushes should be here in a few days.


    Thanks again Rob
     
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