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O-Ring Sea&Sea Compact Arm Replacement

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#1 Zyndell

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

Hey guys,

 

Proud owner of a S&S DX-2G with YS-01 strobe, which have both served me well for years. After all this time, I've noticed though, that the O-Rings on the arms (S&S arm 7) are starting to get very brittle. Just to be clear: I am talking about the thick O-Rings that help stabilize the joints of the arm in a certain position.

 

Now I'd like to replace those sooner rather than later, and preferably before I get to Bali in August. Does anyone have any idea, where I might be able to purchase a set of those 4 O-Rings? I've gone through plenty of sites and online retailers, but they all only seem to offer replacement O-Rings for the strobe itself, not for the arm though...

 

Any tips or advice welcome! Cheers for the help :)

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#2 marcw

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 12:03 PM

i bought a 100 off ebay for ULCS arms about a year ago.  Check ebay out.



#3 bvanant

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:56 PM

can you remove one and measure it or at least take a picture of it next to a good mm scale?

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#4 bvanant

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:59 PM

If they are the o-rings on a one inch ball (most likely), then you want then it is a 2-209, 

https://www.amazon.c...6GZPJ9KX92YXT8A

$10 for 100

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#5 Zyndell

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 03:19 AM

Ha, now there's an idea!

 

I did manage to take one off without ripping it. I measured 28mm in diameter with a strength (thickness) of 5 mm. The ones you linked on amazon seem a little bit smaller, with a diameter of 24mm and a strength of 3,5mm. But based on my measurements, I'll see what I can find online.

 

Thanks, you have been very helpful! :)

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 05:13 AM

Check McMaster-Carr, they have a huge selection of O-rings.

 

https://www.mcmaster.com/#


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:52 AM

https://www.mcmaster...-rings/=1dcqhik

5 mm thickness, 18 mm ID, 28 mm OD 

$ 6 for 25 of them.

At the o-ring store

http://www.theorings...oducts_id=18164

$0.36 each and you need to order at least 2

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