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Please post pics when installed.

Not sure when I'll be pouring more, since once I open the jar, I have to keep going as the product has a very limited shelf life. After pour I allow them to cure a full three weeks.
 

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Please post pics when installed.
Look how flexible these are! I balled it up in my fist then just dropped it and it snapped right back into shape.


Only took a few minutes to install. Mr Whisker supplied new clips, they're different than the OEM clips but just as good, if not better. I used four of the old clips and four new ones and will see if one type holds up better than the other. Rut, I think they'll both be fine.







When installed there are no rough edges exposed at all - they look like new OEM! Smooth!
 

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Excellent!! :mm_emthup:cool:

It`s through the support from members like you that these parts can even be developed...thanks for posting
 

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I will likely be making more of these for a September sale. It takes about 3 weeks from start to finish (full cure) and when I open the pail, I have to keep going because it has a very short shelf life. The current mould will probably only accept a dozen more sets before I have to make a new one...whiskers anyone?
 

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3d printing cf whiskers

... I can definitely see how moulding and fabricating can benefit the CS.com community, particularly with discontinued parts. Until 3D printing comes of age, old school methods still work with new-age materials. Maybe I was being a little overambitious, but my original thought was to have MkII whiskers done up in carbon fiber. Real carbon fiber and fiberglass have their performance perks and a certain cosmetic appeal, but unless fitment is dead-on, their relative hardness can be problematic.
This technology is awesome, just the right size for whiskers:


I want this gizmo, but at $5500 it's still a little steep. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the Mark II version...

We tried printing whiskers, but the problem with current 3D printing technology is the overhang. The regular plastic cannot support itself and it sags or de-laminates.

I have an alternative option: polyurethane cf style whiskers





These are prototypes, still a little rough, but I'm considering pouring another set of moulds if there is serious interest. Unfortunately, I can only pull 10 sets before the cf twill pattern fades, so it will be an exclusive offer. I am looking at $80 shipped.

If anyone wants a set of OEM style whiskers, can do too. :)
 

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UPS or FedEx stores are going to have 3d printers available in the near future. Man, those look great! I'm in for the next set of poly whiskers.
 

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UPS or FedEx stores are going to have 3d printers available in the near future. Man, those look great! I'm in for the next set of poly whiskers.
I'd need at least 10 committed buyers before I consider pouring another set of moulds. I've spent enough already. Unfortunately it looks like this will be another project shelved :rolleyes:
 

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Are there anymore whiskers? Looks like I'm a day late and a dollar short from the other threads I've seen. I need a pair, but I'm really looking for a AutoCAD file to 3D print off of. If anyone has the time to give me a good file drawn up, and it works well I'll try to get you a pair or two. This obviously wont be nearly as flexible, but might be a an acceptable substitute. PM me please
 

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Are there anymore whiskers? Looks like I'm a day late and a dollar short from the other threads I've seen.
Sorry, all gone...months of R&D, trial & error and hundreds of dollars spent - the last batch went out in a Fire Sale. :new_uklia

I need a pair, but I'm really looking for a AutoCAD file to 3D print off of. If anyone has the time to give me a good file drawn up, and it works well I'll try to get you a pair or two. This obviously wont be nearly as flexible, but might be a an acceptable substitute. PM me please
I encourage anyone to step up to the plate and I hope you have more luck than I did...

This technology is awesome, just the right size for whiskers:


I want this gizmo, but at $5500 it's still a little steep. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the Mark II version...

We tried printing whiskers, but the problem with current 3D printing technology is the overhang. The regular plastic cannot support itself and it sags or de-laminates.
^what he said :sarcasm:

Note: you will have to sign up and pay a fee for the Vendor status with AutoGuide/AdTraffic in order to sell on CS.com (a long process in itself) unless you make it an open source file, in which case I'm sure members would be greatly appreciative. GLWT
 

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Why couldn't you take prepayments until you hit the 10 required to pour or whatever? Basically like a group buy?
 

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Coulda...woulda...shoulda, I'm afraid it is far more complicated than that. :sadbanana:

I vacuum sealed the remainder of liquid polyurethane and put it in a temperature controlled environment, but it has a very short shelf-life and I won't be returning 'home' until Xmas - not sure if it will still be useable then. The project was, as I have stated before, 'a labour of love', though I still have the moulds, by then I may not have the same passion to put energy into it.

It is my understanding that the moderators will remove this and any of my associated threads... I think I've already sung my farewells. So, my friends, this will be the last post for Mr Whisker...happy trails CS.com!

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It is my understanding that the moderators will remove this and any of my associated threads...
Hopefully the threads could be moved over to the restoration forum for posterity...
 

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Concerning "We tried printing whiskers, but the problem with current 3D printing technology is the overhang. The regular plastic cannot support itself and it sags or de-laminates. "

So there is a whisker file floating out there?
I would like to give it a shot.
 
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