3D Printed Chrome Mirror Gasket Project

Discussion in 'Shade Tree Mechanics' started by knucklebusted, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Cool. Pics show that it is a reasonably good fit. When you say tight on the belt line, is that front/back, long sides or all around? Is it too tight or nicely snug? Just trying to figure out if we need to size it up and by how much or does it need more post printing clean up. I'll probably have him add at least 1mm in both dimensions.

    I appreciate your testing for us and look forward to your on-car evaluation.
     
  2. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

    No worries. Front to back it fits perfect and there is actually a little bit of play there so I would not adjust that dimension at all. It is just a bit tight in the middle where it flares out on both sides. So increasing the width there by 1mm couldn't hurt, who knows what the tolerances on these mirrors we're back then.
     
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  3. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Have you had a chance to test it on the car yet to make sure it is angled properly?
     
  4. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

    I'm actually sitting at the airport right now ready to fly home. Tampa to Dallas. Dallas to Sydney so it will take me a few days... Fingers crossed the gasket or the mirror doesn't get broken in my checked bag or my car wasn't stolen within the past month :eek:
    Will report back as soon as I install it...sorry for the delay!
     
  5. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    No worries, just trying to see if we have a product that is ready to produce for the other members needing one.
     
  6. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

  7. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

    Fits good and the angle is right but for some reason I don't have a hole where the alignment nub would be.
     
  8. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Is there a difference between the way they prep a sport mirror door than a chrome mirror door? It was a faithful reproduction of the gasket we started with.

    Anyone else have any input on the subject? Do we really need the nub if it works otherwise?

    We'll produce whatever folks feel is best.
     
  9. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

    Mine must be filled in as the car was originally equipped with a chrome mirror. I would say make it like the factory gasket and put the nub in!
     
  10. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Based on this, do you feel it is a production ready product? If you needed another one, would you pay for it?

    To everyone else interested, where do we stand? Anyone interested in buying these with the current design widened 1 mm as HeavensDevil indicated?

    I believe we can make them with or without the locating nub. Seems like it worked out for HeavensDevil without one in this instance.
     
  11. 69GS455

    69GS455 69 GS 400

    I am willing to give them a try.
     
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  12. HeavensDevil

    HeavensDevil Well-Known Member

    Hey Greg, I would purchase one if needed. Maybe if I ever find a passenger side chrome mirror :(
    I'm back to sport mirrors for now but wanted to test this for you since nobody else was stepping up. To me it is production ready, good luck!
     
  13. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    OK, anyone that wants one, you can PM me if you don't use PayPal.

    If you want to PayPal me $15 each at my username AT gmail dot com as a friends and family, I'll start having them made and shipped out.

    Please indicate if you want it with or without the pin. No extra charge either way, just want to provide you what you need.
     
  14. 69GS455

    69GS455 69 GS 400

    Greg,
    I will take two. PayPal completed. With pin please.
     
  15. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Received. I will get my guy printing them with the pin. Should go out this week.
     
  16. 69GS455

    69GS455 69 GS 400

    Thank you.
     
  17. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Here's the two that I just got and will go out tomorrow in the mail.
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  18. 69GS455

    69GS455 69 GS 400

    Great. Thank you.
     
  19. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping you have received them by now. Any thoughts?
     

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