3D Printed Sport Mirror Gasket $30

Discussion in 'Small Garage Products and Services' started by knucklebusted, May 26, 2018.

  1. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Update 04/02/2021: Due to reports of USPS charging postage due on a few shipments, I'm going to start shipping small USPS flat rate. The first set is now $30 but each additional set will be $24 as long as they fit in the same box.

    Update 7/16/2018: All outstanding orders have been shipped.

    I've moved the actual transactional part of this to the Shade Tree Mechanic section as it has quickly progressed to the "shut up and take my money" phase! LOL

    Here's the current list for mirror gaskets that I'll be contacting folks in this order once they are available.

    List of buyers who want Sport Mirror sets ($30 via PayPal Friends & Family for the first set, $24 each additional set shipped in the US):
    1. tubecatgs - 1 - shipped
    2. Harlockssx - 1 - arrived
    3. breakinbuick11 - 3 - arrived
    4. DasRottweiler - 2 - arrived
    5. Gold GS - 1 - shipped
    6. guyver002 - 1 - shipped
    7. Ken Warner - 1 - shipped
    8. 446370 - 1 - shipped
    9. green buick - 1 - shipped
    10. Bigpig455 - 1 -shipped
    11. Stage 2 iron - 1 - shipped
    12. flh73 - 1 - shipped
    13. ajesh35 - 2 - waiting for chrome also
    14. docgsx - 1 - notified
    15. Dano - 1 - notified
    16. 71GS455N25 - 1 - notified

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  2. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    The list above is for the angled gaskets for late model mirrors, correct?

    I'd be interested in an angle set for sport mirrors and several for chrome '70-72 mirrors (5-10) - I have several very nice used & NOS ones missing gaskets.

    If above is for angled, I thought standard sport mirror gaskets were hard to come by, but haven't seen them mentioned. I have some Buick Sport Mirrors, but not sure if have gaskets. I'll check unless I'm mistaken and someone already makes them?

    Thanks for undertaking this. Seems some of the best parts we get are the ones we undertake ourselves.
  3. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Maybe but the consensus is the Camaro ones aren't correct and that's what most people sell.
  4. ajesh35

    ajesh35 Well-Known Member

    Would like 2 Sets for the chrome version
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  5. wovenweb

    wovenweb Platinum Level Contributor

    I'd been in for three sets for the Chrome Mirrors
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  6. 71GS455N25

    71GS455N25 Silver Level contributor

    I would be interested in a set for the sport mirrors
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  7. 446370

    446370 Well-Known Member

    I would take 1 sport mirror set
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  8. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Sport Mirror Gasket Folks!

    We've had lots of things going on but he tells me he'll have two production units for me to try this week. I'll take lots of pictures and make sure everyone is aware of what they look like and we'll go from there, notifying folks on the list in order.

    Chrome Mirror Gasket Folks!

    Ok folks, I've gotten the chrome mirror gasket from DasRottweiler I have couple of questions for those interested.

    1) Does it have to have the locating nub on the bottom of the gasket?
    2) Does it have to have the raised lip on the top outside edge?

    A flat gasket is easy but if it has to have those features, I'll let my buddy know and see what he says.
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  9. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    That nub is used as kind of a stabilizer for the gasket and included on the factory template. The mirror "fits" into the gasket because of that raised lip.

    So, I'd go with yes on both questions.

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  10. Waterboy

    Waterboy Mullet Mafia since 6/20

    Good morning Greg, Are you guys making anything for 68 / 69 cars by any chance? I would be interested in 2. Thanks...
  11. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 472 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    I would take two sets of sport mirror gaskets.
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  12. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Is there one in existence? Copying one is usually pretty easy. Creating one without a 69 door to test with is going to be difficult.
  13. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    How pliable is the material ?
  14. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    The gaskets are being printed in ABS plastic so they are pretty fairly rigid.
  15. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Greg, I may have a spare '69 gasket if you are interested. Let me know and I'll dig it out.
  16. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I'll keep that in mind. I'd like to clear this backlog before we expand the project.
  17. FJM568

    FJM568 Well-Known Member

    Has your 3d printer guy ever tried to print with PETG? Its kind of a cross between PLA and ABS. It's not as rigid as ABS, has some flex to it. It may hold up to vibration a little better than ABS.
  18. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    The PETG seems to be more flexible in very thing prints but it is just about as rigid in greater thicknesses. This is a science project for sure. He's brought in several demo prints he's done of different things in the different materials for comparisons.
  19. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Im having these printed. Trunk fillers for 68 - 69 Riv. The ABS is to ridged. Supposed to have another sample on the way soon printed on another material but for some reason it only comes in white which is not ideal.

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  20. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Can they be printed in TPU? Much more rubbery.

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