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

    OK, a little behind schedule but finally got the prototypes in ABS in my hands to check out. I didn't go through the whole process of bolting it on my car since it is the same as the PLA one I already tried. However, I have spare set of sport mirrors I checked them against the bottom and checked the holes in the driver's door for fit.

    Here's the latest pictures of the ABS units. To be sure, these are just wedge gaskets, no lip around them, no locating tab. This is pretty much what you are going to be getting as the final product. I would not call them show car quality and they are not rubbery. They are functional and set the mirror at the proper angle.

    Tomorrow I'll get recommendations for best way to ship them and figure out what that costs and start down my list.


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    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
  2. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Thanks for the update. ...
    Can't wait to get my sport mirrors mounted properly....Jim
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  3. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    So, it looks like I can put them in a standard small padded envelope or an envelope with cardboard on both sides and ship them for about $1 via USPS 1st class mail. Is that acceptable to folks? If not, I can do priority mail at an additional cost. I can do a small flat rate as well though I think that is overkill.

    As for payment, I can do Paypal or about any other method your prefer. If we do Paypal as friends & family, there's no fees. If you need some Paypal protections, the fees will need to be added into the payment.

    I'll take personal checks but to cover my buddy's costs, I'll have to have them clear prior to shipping.
  4. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Starting down the list:

    Everyone has been notified, all payment received orders are shipped, status below.

    tubecatgs arrived.

    Harlockssx arrived.

    breakinbuick11 arrived.

    Gold GS shipped.

    DasRottweiler arrived.

    ajesh35 has been notified but now waiting on chrome gaskets also.

    guyver002 shipped.

    Ken Warner shipped.

    446370 shipped.

    green buick shipped.

    Bigpig455 shipped.

    Stage 2 Iron shipped.

    flh73 shipped.

    I think we'll be doing two sets a day at current yields. I don't want to get too far ahead accepting payment in case there are production issues.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018
  5. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Received mine and am very pleased with the product. Greg- thanks for doing this!!

    I’m bringing a set home to give to my dad. I have a set of Duane’s repros that he did years ago. I’ll post comparison photos.
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  6. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Glad they arrived and you are happy with them.
  7. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

    Got mine, very happy with them. I'll be using them down the road when I replace my driver sport mirror, due to a broken cable linkage. I'll also have to get the new mirror painted, so might just get a pair of mirrors rather than just the driver, so as to have new on both sides. Thanks again!
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  8. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    You do know you can take them apart and replace just the mirror/cable, right? I've got a spare set apart right now so I can sand them them down, smooth them out and paint them. Two screws in the base holds the mirror and top part onto the base. I've also got one that has an odd single screw at the top that holds the mirror into the top part.
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  9. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

    No, didn't know it was a serviceable item. My GS is painted a non-buick modern pearl metallic...I haven't seen anyplace that sells only the cable mechanism...
  10. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    You might have to buy the whole mirror to get the glass and cable but you should be able to move it to your old housing if the color is what you are trying to preserve.
  11. Harlockssx

    Harlockssx Brother Graw Mad

    Yes, It's a new paint job, and I'd prefer to not have to match it. It came out of the body shop a few months ago after 3 1/2 years...

    Sorry to thread-jack!
  12. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Here's some pics of it partially disassembled.

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  13. green buick

    green buick Well-Known Member

    Would be inline for a pair of sports mirrors
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  14. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    FYI: I'm heading out of town for a week next week so processing of payments and order shipments will halt for the 4th of July starting Thursday evening, June 28th.
  15. Bigpig455

    Bigpig455 Fastest of the slow....

    When you get back I'm interested in sport mirror gaskets - didnt see your paypal address though so please PM me.
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  16. tubecatgs

    tubecatgs Finally a 4 speed......

    Got mine a while back. Will most likely wait until she's parked for the winter but didnt want to miss the boat. Thank you!
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  17. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    As of now, all caught up. Heading on vacation for 4th of July. Nobody is left hanging at this point.
  18. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Got my 2 pairs of sport mirror gaskets , will post sum pics when I get my mirrors installed. Thank you for taking on this project . Jim
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  19. flh73

    flh73 Well-Known Member

    I'd like a set, PM me with details please.
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  20. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Replied to PM.
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