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Which parts would you be interested in buying? (Also, tick your preferred color)

Driver Left Vent
18 (19.4%)
Driver Right Vent
17 (18.3%)
Passenger Left Vent
7 (7.5%)
Passenger Right Vent
9 (9.7%)
Opera Window Clasp
4 (4.3%)
Lock Pull Surrounds
7 (7.5%)
Interior Door Handles
6 (6.5%)
Beige Color
2 (2.2%)
Blue Color
7 (7.5%)
Dark Grey Color
4 (4.3%)
Black Color
11 (11.8%)
Custom Parts (List in Post)
1 (1.1%)

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Author Topic: Reproducing Plastic Parts  (Read 10206 times)

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #40 on: 11:01:32 PM / 13-Feb-15 »
Got the trial mold box put together. Gonna start the molding process in the morning. I'm anxious to see how this turns out.

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #41 on: 10:59:26 PM / 20-Feb-15 »
Update:

I have good news and bad news. The good news is, the silicone I've selected is excellent and will be perfect for casting the vents out of. The bad news is, the driver side vent body I used as a trial mold may be unusable. The master came out completely shattered, due to some oversights I made in the mold design. I don't even know if I'm gonna be able to salvage this master. If all this is true, the project has just gone way over budget, and way past deadline. I'm still waiting on my source for the vent body I didn't have, and now I may have to source another vent from an ever-scarcer supply.

I'm going to do a trial pull tomorrow. I'm not holding my breath, but it is possible the initial demold was just more than 30 year old plastic could handle, and fresh urethane in a broken-in mold may hold up better.

Keep your fingers crossed, Club S12.





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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #42 on: 08:59:00 AM / 02-Mar-15 »
We're all crossing our fingers...

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #43 on: 07:04:22 PM / 03-Mar-15 »
im confused about how the molding process works. once you make the mold why do you still need the vent?

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #44 on: 09:34:07 PM / 03-Mar-15 »
im confused about how the molding process works. once you make the mold why do you still need the vent?

In case the mold fails (as this one did) it's always good to have the master on hand.

The syringes I ordered came in today. I'm gonna try forcing resin into one of the successful molds and see what happens.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #45 on: 11:00:33 PM / 03-Mar-15 »
Got any syringe questions don't forget they are kind of a routine part of my career - probably could get quite an assortment (price will probably be right too) to try from a fellow club member - even though you are a CA hater

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #46 on: 11:58:29 PM / 03-Mar-15 »
I picked up some 100cc syringes that I know will have enough capacity and flow to fill the mold cavities with. My only concern is whether I'll be able to clean them well enough to reuse them at least a few times. These suckers are $6 on Amazon and they take 2 days to show up.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #47 on: 12:49:01 AM / 04-Mar-15 »
show me a pic of what you are using

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #48 on: 11:25:20 AM / 04-Mar-15 »


The concept is to use them like this

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #49 on: 11:52:41 AM / 04-Mar-15 »
Check an autoparts store, look for something called a mixmizer, I don't recall how much they hold, but should be cheaper and easier to find.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #50 on: 02:23:19 PM / 04-Mar-15 »
The mixmizer only holds 60cc. Not quite enough for my purposes.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #51 on: 08:48:05 PM / 23-Mar-15 »
Just an update. There have been numerous setbacks, and costs have increased dramatically.

There is a strong possibility I'm going to need a Hitachi Magic Wand to make this happen.
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #52 on: 02:24:28 AM / 24-Mar-15 »
There is a strong possibility I'm going to need a Hitachi Magic Wand to make this happen.

Please tell me this is serious!

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #53 on: 07:03:54 AM / 24-Mar-15 »
There's a really good mom joke there...
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #54 on: 01:42:40 PM / 24-Mar-15 »
You should get a govt contract - hooray for overruns!

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #55 on: 01:48:18 PM / 24-Mar-15 »
Dude, the magic wand is no joke.
It has 2 speeds: High and "Oh my god I'm going to squirt!"

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #56 on: 10:02:39 PM / 24-Mar-15 »
Dude, the magic wand is no joke.
It has 2 speeds: High and "Oh my god I'm going to squirt!"


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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #57 on: 10:32:24 PM / 24-Mar-15 »
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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #58 on: 05:27:38 PM / 27-Mar-15 »
Definitely gonna need a Magic Wand

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Re: Reproducing Plastic Parts
« Reply #59 on: 05:29:02 PM / 27-Mar-15 »
That block is oozing like it's already felt the touch of a Magic Wand!
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