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#1 alex-95

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 01:21 PM

I'm wondering what material the main gasket ( http://www.minispare...ss ... o search ) is made from? and also if the 'white' ones were actually white when new ? I'm looking into machining some white ones if I can source some suitable material.

 

 

Does anybody have a new fibre washer for the sliding window catches and would be able to measure the thickness of them? I have a used one and measures 0.9mm.

 

It's these http://www.minispare...|Back to search

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 11:33 AM

just measured a couple of mine (that have been fitted for a few months), and they're both a (small) fraction off 1mm



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Posted 23 November 2020 - 05:59 PM

just measured a couple of mine (that have been fitted for a few months), and they're both a (small) fraction off 1mm

Thanks for measuring them. I'm looking at making my own, just didn't want to buy material thats too thick. :thumbsup:



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Posted 23 November 2020 - 06:04 PM

I'm wondering what material the main gasket ( http://www.minispare...ss ... o search ) is made from? and also if the 'white' ones were actually white when new ? I'm looking into machining some white ones if I can source some suitable material.



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Posted 23 November 2020 - 07:55 PM

According to Somerford mini, the gasket changed from grey/white to black at the same time that the catches changed from chrome to plastic.

As for the material, they are a soft plastic or a firm rubber? Somerford sell them I believe

http://www.somerford...page=page&id=37

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 08:43 PM

According to Somerford mini, the gasket changed from grey/white to black at the same time that the catches changed from chrome to plastic.

As for the material, they are a soft plastic or a firm rubber? Somerford sell them I believe

http://www.somerford...page=page&id=37

Cheers for the link, That may save me having to make them then :thumbsup:

 

It's very hard to tell if it is soft plastic or rubber thats gone hard over the years :lol:






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