First Contact Polymer Toggle Search Account Checkout Cart Home Store: Order Now Kits w/FLAT RATE SHIPPING - U.S. Only *NEW! All-Inclusive 1Liter & 500ml Kits All-Inclusive Kits-One Click Plastics Formula Polymer Black Polymer - For Backside Reflection Hiding FC Gold Formula - For Gold Coated Optics Copper, Brass, & Aluminum Polymer All Kits Spray First Contact Bulk Bottles - 500ml and 1 Liter Brushes Pretreatment, Spray Heads, Mesh, Peel Tabs, etc. Orings Thinner Specialty Items WHO Hand Sanitizer NV Formula Sanitizers NVG Formula Sanitizers NVX Formula Sanitizers Instructions & Videos Applications Astronomers High Powered Laser Optics LIGO Telescopes: Refractors, SCT, Dobs, etc. Cassegrain Telescopes (SCT, Mak-Cass, etc.) - Material Requirements Flowchart (Opens in new tab or right-click to Save As or Download) Reflecting Telescopes (excepts SCTs) - Material Requirements Chart (Opens in new tab or right-click to Save As or Download) Refracting Telescopes - Material Requirements Flowchart (Opens in new tab or right-click to Save As or Download) Phase Masks/Gratings Forensic Fingerprinting Large Observatories FAQ SDS & Tech Data Distributors / Resellers Australia Middle East Asia Africa Americas Europe Contact Visit Us at these Trade Shows! Testimonials & News Press/News/TV Stories FC NV "Hands So Smooth" Hand Sanitizer Featured Astrophotography Article by Dale Chamberlain Click here for Featured Article Archives Search site Submit search Nav Menu 2 Nav Menu 3 Nav Menu 4 Nav Menu 5 Nav Menu 6 Nav Menu 7 Nav Menu 8 Orings - 3/8" to 7/8" OD (Bag of 5) (Click to Select Size) Alternative Views: Our Price: $4.75 Special Instructions: Select size BEFORE adding item to cart Product Code: ORINGSMALL < 1" Oring Size: .375" (3/8") .5" (1/2") .625" (5/8") .75" (3/4") .875" (7/8") Qty: Description Shipping Information Orings are used to stop First Contact Polymer flow on or under optic retaining rings (or retaining flanges if retained from backside). NOTE: Retaining rings sometimes do not fit sufficiently tight to the optic to disallow polymer from wicking under the ring. Once under a retaining ring the polymer will not pull out and will tear, leaving residue under the ring. Additionally, some retaining rings are plastic and are incompatible with the solvents in First Contact polymer so contact must be avoided.These are chemical resistant orings that do not swell when in contact with the polymer. Do not use cheap Butyl or Buna orings, they will absorb solvents, swell and can break down leaving residue. Read our online Oring document with photos and text to explain oring use.NOTES: 1. If the orings are not flat when received and do not lay flat on your optic you can lay on a flat surface and apply mild heat with a heat gun and the orings will flatten. Allow to cool then apply to your optic! 2. The oring may trap a very thin layer of polymer underneath and leave polymer residue when peeled. This possible situation can be avoided by coating one side of the oring with polymer (or dipping), and once dry you can set in place and use per directions.Shipping: If only ordering orings we can ship via USPS for less than than FedEx. Let us know if you prefer USPS and we will adjust the shipping cost to a flat rate $6.00 before charging your card. We will also send you a revised invoice showing the adjusted total cost. Applies to the Lower 48 United States only.