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May 17, 8:14pm - #179836 
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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May 17, 8:31pm - #179837 
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

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May 17, 8:34pm - #179838 
your looking to do something like this?

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May 17, 8:56pm - #179839 
^^ thats pretty nice how you do it?

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May 17, 9:18pm - #179840 
thats sweet!!!^^^


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May 18, 5:03am - #179841 
buy the switches and have someone fab them for you... thumbsup

unless you can fab them yourself

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May 18, 5:07am - #179842 
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

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May 18, 9:15am - #179843 
good idea, thanks man


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May 18, 9:17am - #179844 
Originally Posted by Jtultra
good idea, thanks man


no prob bro..good luck on it thumbsup

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May 18, 9:28am - #179845 
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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