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switches? #179836 May 17, 8:14pm May 17, 8:14pm
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switches?
hey, I am planning on putting switches in my ashtrey. thing is I have no idea how long to make it and I'm afraid of measuring it and then getting it wrong. Things never go smoothly when I do things w/ my car... well if someone knows the demensions that would be awesome

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Re: switches? [Re: Jtultra] #179837 May 17, 8:31pm May 17, 8:31pm
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i don't know the dimensions but it's rather easy to make a mold of your ashtray.

use some very thin plastic sheet (like a ziploc bag) and put it inside of your ashtray. then stuff the ashtray with play-doh or modeling clay or anything that is pliable and will hold its shape. when taken out, you should have the correct dimensions and can make a mold out of that thumbsup

Re: switches? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #179838 May 17, 8:34pm May 17, 8:34pm
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your looking to do something like this?

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Re: switches? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #179839 May 17, 8:56pm May 17, 8:56pm
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^^ thats pretty nice how you do it?

Re: switches? [Re: ghostingcelica] #179840 May 17, 9:18pm May 17, 9:18pm
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thats sweet!!!^^^

Re: switches? [Re: Virgilson] #179841 May 18, 5:03am May 18, 5:03am

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buy the switches and have someone fab them for you... thumbsup

unless you can fab them yourself

Re: switches? #179842 May 18, 5:07am May 18, 5:07am
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to go along with my previous posts: after you take it out, you can measure that quite easily (so your chances of getting it wrong are quite small). or you can continue to make a mold out of it with paper mache, Fiberglass, or even pottery clay, etc. if you plan on fabricating your own thumbsup

Re: switches? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #179843 May 18, 9:15am May 18, 9:15am
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good idea, thanks man


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Re: switches? [Re: Jtultra] #179844 May 18, 9:17am May 18, 9:17am
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Originally Posted by Jtultra
good idea, thanks man


no prob bro..good luck on it thumbsup

Re: switches? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #179845 May 18, 9:28am May 18, 9:28am
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just remember that if you are going to make a mold...

its good to stuff the ashtry with something that won't get too hard or something that will be easy to break up. that way when you take it out and you start forming the mold around it (whatever material you use for the actual mold) that the form won't stay 'glued' to the sides...because obviously then the mold wont do any good if you can't get the form out of it. thumbsup

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