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Turn signal handle Replacement parts

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:58 PM

Ok peeps, after A LOT of trial and error, I have managed to come up with a solution for the busted, cracked, and non-existent handle for the turn signal. This was a very difficult piece to get right. It is a 2 piece handle that you will have to add some JB Weld bonding epoxy to bond it to the stem. Clamp it with some small spring clamps to hold it during the cure time, and there you have it. If you want me to print you up a set, give me a shout. These are going to be $50 plus $5 shipping.  PayPal preferred.  Thanks.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 11:41 AM

Cool. What's the material? PLA? ABS?
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:52 PM

You making some good stuff there!!

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:05 PM

View Postobsolete, on 02 October 2019 - 11:41 AM, said:

Cool. What's the material? PLA? ABS?

It's ABS.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:19 PM

Great. Man, what a time to be alive that stuff like this is even possible! :) Have you tried any acetone vapor smoothing, or sanding and painting? Not expecting you to sell them fully finished (at least, not unless you raise the price) but I'm curious to see how good they can look fully finished.
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:50 PM

Haven't tried the acetone yet. I was thinking about doing some of that this weekend to see what it looks like. Sanding makes it smoother, but gives it a grey color finish, and it is pretty easy to get uneven when sanding also. I'll see about uploading a couple of pics on my imgur page when I do the acetone.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:51 PM

View PostDad, on 02 October 2019 - 05:52 PM, said:

You making some good stuff there!!

Thank you sir!

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 11:29 AM

View Postdelayed replay, on 02 October 2019 - 09:50 PM, said:

Haven't tried the acetone yet. I was thinking about doing some of that this weekend to see what it looks like. Sanding makes it smoother, but gives it a grey color finish, and it is pretty easy to get uneven when sanding also. I'll see about uploading a couple of pics on my imgur page when I do the acetone.

When doing the acetone, get a small plastic box with a lid, soak some paper towels in acetone and line the sides with them.  

Wait about 20 minutes then open and look at it.  If not smooth wait another 5-10 and check on it.  Gives great results.

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 02:34 PM

Thanks. I'll give it a try.

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:00 PM

Please let us know when you have an example of a fully finished part. I would like to buy one of these but am worried about ruining a $50 part by trial and error before you have an example of one fully finished to look as good as the original.
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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM

I'll get a picture uploaded to the imgur page with the others of the one i epoxied on to a turn signal assembly at home. It isn't quite as nice as oem, but it's as close as I could get without having issues with thin walls cracking or breaking. ABS is very tough material when it's tjick, but snaps easily if you get it too thin. I had to find a happy medium. I'll upload the picture tonight when I get home and post the link for it.

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:51 AM

http://imgur.com/a/pMf5JV6
Here's the link to a couple of pics with the handles epoxied on. I'm leaving mine like it is, nut they can be painted or sanded or whatever.




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