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scadaman29325

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My wife brought me home some defective mylar ballons from her job (grocery store) the other day. I thought I could use them for some chutes, streamers... If I can use them for chutes or streamers, will I need any wadding?

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You sure do!

Mylar is not as suseptable to melting as the regular plastic chute...but it will still melt!

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Is there any type of reusable wadding that can be tied on to the shockcord?
 

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Originally posted by scadaman29325
Is there any type of reusable wadding that can be tied on to the shockcord?
Yes, as a matter of fact you can use nomex heat shields. If used correctly, they can last a long time. Here is a photo of some 4X4 inch shields.
4 X 4 shields

This is how they get attached...
Attached Shield


If you need them...you can find them here (Another shameless plug!)
Thrustline's Heat shields! :D
 
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