Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Rubber edge guards - like door edge moulding

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Rubber edge guards - like door edge moulding

    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. 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.
    Russ
    Master Floor Sweeper

  • #2
    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.
    Hans

    Comment


    • #3
      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.
      Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

      Comment


      • #4
        [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.

        Comment


        • #5
          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).
          Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

          Comment


          • #6
            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
            Glen
            Been there, probably broke it, doing that!
            I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
            All the usual and standard disclaimers apply. Do not try this at home, use only as directed, No warranties express or implied, for the intended use or the suggested uses, Wear safety glasses, closed course, professionals only

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Evan
              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.

              Comment


              • #8
                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.
                Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Evan
                  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.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    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.
                    Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Austin hardware

                      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

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Go to heavy truck supply and ask for a power take off pilot light. Thats 12 volt and red lens. JIM
                        jim

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Rubber Grommets

                          Your local auto parts store probably has a collection of rubber grommets. I know my local NAPA store does.
                          Good Luck
                          Bob G

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BadDog
                            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. 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
                            "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              McMaster Carr has quite a selection also. Look under Edge Molding or Edge Trim.

                              http://www.mcmaster.com/
                              Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X