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BadDog
09-10-2007, 04:26 AM
Anyone know of a good source for something like automotive door edge molding? I've used lots of the stuff over the years for, well, door edges. :D Among other things like sheared edges on steel trays and what not. The common stuff works well enough, and I even made a tool to hold a razor blade in a v-block (small angle iron actually) to draw vacuum tube through and slice straight down one side. Worked well enough for what I needed.

The problem now is that I need something to go around a ~1.75" ID hole without buckling the "lip". I don't have any (actually, couldn't find what I know is SOMEWHERE in my collection of junk) to test, but I'm pretty sure the autozone black vinyl special won't handle that tight bend without rolling the lips/edges. If I can find it, of course I'll try it, and also thought of using a heat gun (or probably start with setting in the AZ noon day sun) to see how it works. But wondering what you guys might have used...

I may order some actual edge guard stuff from McMaster or the like. Seems I've seen it marketed for snapping into wire punch outs or something.

matador
09-10-2007, 05:00 AM
FWIW,I've used silicone fuel tubing,used by model airplanerists.Same story,slice one side,and glue with superglue.
If you need something larger,try lawnmower fuel tubing.Some places supply rubber in about 1/4" size.
Other than that,you might have to find an automotive upholsterer for some suitable stuff.

Evan
09-10-2007, 05:57 AM
I was looking for the exact same thing a few days ago but nobody has it anymore. I used split fuel line but it isn't as nice or secure as the real thing. It seems that certain items that aren't normally used much in mass production are falling off the marketing radar.

Another item like that is incandescent pilot lights. Not even Radio Shack (now called "The Source" here) has a panel mount pilot light with a 12 volt bulb. I need one to use as an alternator charge lamp and LEDs won't do. I seem to have depleted my own stock of that item and can't find one anywhere.

Chester
09-10-2007, 06:28 AM
[Another item like that is incandescent pilot lights. Not even Radio Shack (now called "The Source" here) has a panel mount pilot light with a 12 volt bulb. .[/QUOTE]

Canadian Tire, Princess Auto, UAP and Auto flea mkts should have them. Thought that was still a pretty common item.

Princess has them in their latest cat........ #4210735 through 38, made by BUSSMANN ($2.99 ea), snap in a 1/2" hole and come in red/blue/amber/grn.

Evan
09-10-2007, 06:32 AM
Canadian Tire, Princess Auto, UAP and Auto flea mkts should have them. Thought that was still a pretty common item.

Canadian Tire has none. Princess Auto is a 300 mile round trip. I haven't tried the UAP dealer (yet).

PTSideshow
09-10-2007, 06:35 AM
For all things electronic try this Evan they use to sell them
http://www.AllElectronics.com/

For the plastic grommets for wire ect like on computer tables check here they have a wide assortment.
http://www.leevalley.com/home/main.asp
It would be in the hardware section of the catalogs if I remember correctly.
This is the grandaddy of that kind of stuff Sort of the McMasters-Carr or off the wall stuff ya need but can't find.
They have it all check bumpers.http://www.outwater.com/outwater.html
:D

Chester
09-10-2007, 06:39 AM
Canadian Tire has none. Princess Auto is a 300 mile round trip. I haven't tried the UAP dealer (yet).


Princess is at 1-800-665-8685, sure beats a 300 mi trip. I'll look in CTC today to see what they are up to here.

Evan
09-10-2007, 06:54 AM
I know I can mail order just about anything and I use mail order a lot, no other choice here for many items. However, I don't feel like paying $20 for a $3 part that I need today in a quantity of one. Shipping charges make small orders very expensive.

Chester
09-10-2007, 07:07 AM
I know I can mail order just about anything and I use mail order a lot, no other choice here for many items. However, I don't feel like paying $20 for a $3 part that I need today in a quantity of one. Shipping charges make small orders very expensive.

So, what colour would you like? I'm always around Princess and could send you one or two or more. My shipping charges sure are not $20, and I have lots of time.

Evan
09-10-2007, 07:25 AM
Thanks for the offer Chester but I really do need it for today. I will probably just make one or use a clearance light instead. I have some of those. It's for an alternator based genset I am building.

pressurerelief
09-10-2007, 08:50 AM
BadDog,

Take a look at http://www.austinhardware.com/dept.asp?dept%5Fid=8

These guys sell to every fire appartus, trailer, and custom build person that you can think of. A virtual men's candy store.

Rick

jimmstruk
09-10-2007, 08:58 AM
Go to heavy truck supply and ask for a power take off pilot light. Thats 12 volt and red lens. JIM

Bob G
09-10-2007, 09:34 AM
Your local auto parts store probably has a collection of rubber grommets. I know my local NAPA store does.
Good Luck
Bob G

lazlo
09-10-2007, 10:38 AM
Anyone know of a good source for something like automotive door edge molding? I've used lots of the stuff over the years for, well, door edges. :D Among other things like sheared edges on steel trays and what not.

I was looking for rubber channel for the vibration gasket on my Clausing's chip tray. It took a lot of searching, but I found that aircraft cockpit channel works great:

http://aircraftspruce.com/menus/ap/rubberchannel.html
http://aircraftspruce.com/catalog/graphics/05-00596.jpg

ERBenoit
09-10-2007, 12:04 PM
McMaster Carr has quite a selection also. Look under Edge Molding or Edge Trim.

http://www.mcmaster.com/