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Old 01-11-2006, 08:45 AM   #41
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I'll be doing another as well. Trying to "perfect" the techniquie and tools needed.
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It lookis good enough too me.....want to use mine as your next test????
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It lookis good enough too me.....want to use mine as your next test????
No need..I've got two spares sitting next to my workbench...

Should I be trying to get another done by the 28th?
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hehe that was my next question.
will you be posting these prototypes for sale?
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:18 PM   #45
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I'm already looking to sell prototype one and haven't even hit it with VHT yet.

Only thing is what the price would be. They are a large piece and not cheap from the yards. I spent $60 to buy this one.
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I guess that is a reflection on the good work you do =D
yeah that was the only thing I saw as a problem.
I wish you needed stock ones, I would gladly exchange mine plus cash.
Maybe if I don't do it myself I can find someone with the need for a stock tail.
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Hang tight...we'll see
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I found one locally (online search) for $53. Might have to grab it after PayDay so'* I can play, too....
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I may be crazy...ok...maybe I already know I am.
Got started again and took more pics. I cut the whole back out this time. Used a hacksaw to get most of the cutting done. The dremel w/wheel melts.

It'* only a single layer of plastic. It appears the tail is one big black piece with slices for the light areas and a hole for the backups. I made a gentle cut with this dremel bit


Tried a heat gun to delaminate and pull it up in one quick move. Not happening.... On to continue gently cutting away. Once most of the thickness was cut away I tipped the light up on its edge to see as soon as I touched the red. Super gentle I barely scuffed the surface of the red.

Held up to the light

Kept on going...this takes a while...let'* take a moment to meet the worker.

Don't do this in an area that can't be coated in black plastic the consistency of sand. This bit I used really cuts great and doesn't heat up to melt the plastic. I think thats what caused prototype 1 to look delamed in areas. I wore safetly goggle the whole time..when I carved the majority of the plastic off the top I wore the bag and paper as well. It'* flying everywhere....no matter what you do.
Here'* the end product before painting around the letters on the inside. Clear packing tape over the outside of the light so it doesn't get scratched.

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