Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby J_knievel » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:27 pm

Anybody tried it and have an opinion vs the clear one? Worth the extra cost?

Thanks in advance!

JK

Link: http://www.elusivedisc.com/VPI-Black-De ... VPI-E3009/
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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby Attym » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:29 pm

:::grabs popcorn:::
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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby Brf » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:19 am

J_knievel wrote:Anybody tried it and have an opinion vs the clear one? Worth the extra cost?

Thanks in advance!

JK

Link: http://www.elusivedisc.com/VPI-Black-De ... VPI-E3009/


Imho, absolutely. It has nothing to do with increased performance, but the delrin will last forever whereas the clear acrylic pick up tube will crack and fail over time.
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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby J_knievel » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:03 pm

Thanks Brf. Does the wand have the cap on the end or is it 1 piece?

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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby Peer Gynt » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:09 pm

In the link it shows this to contain vacuum slot and lips.

In the Nitty Gritty system, the lips need to be replaced when they wear.

I’ve never replaced the lips on a 16.5. It’s the tube with lips installed that gets replaced.

So ... if you buy the longer lasting Delrin, don’t you still have to deal with lip wear? And does VPI sell just replacement lips?

FWIW, it’s a PITA to replace the lips on the NG.
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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby Peer Gynt » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:25 am

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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby seamonster » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:52 am

I use an Okki Nokki, and have been buying these replacement strips for a few years. I'm guessing they'd fit any wand. Clean the old glue off with a bit of Goo Gone.

https://www.vinylvac.net/vinylvacreplacementpads.html
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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby Brf » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:30 pm

Peer Gynt wrote:In the link it shows this to contain vacuum slot and lips.

In the Nitty Gritty system, the lips need to be replaced when they wear.

I’ve never replaced the lips on a 16.5. It’s the tube with lips installed that gets replaced.

So ... if you buy the longer lasting Delrin, don’t you still have to deal with lip wear? And does VPI sell just replacement lips?

FWIW, it’s a PITA to replace the lips on the NG.


The acylic and delrin vacuum wands are identical in design and functionality. The only difference is the construction material. Over time, the acylic wand becomes brittle and will develope stress fractures, therefore, causing a loss of vacuum.

Yes, the felt guide pads are replaceable and replacements can be purchased online. I’m not sure if VPI sells them, but I know for a fact that they are available from third party suppliers.
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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby Peer Gynt » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks. My NG even has critical parts that have aged out. I had to use JB Water Weld to patch the fluid reservoir earlier this year.

My 16.5 seems pretty bullet proof.
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Re: Delrin VPI wand for 16.5?

Postby J_knievel » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:01 pm

Thanks everyone!
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