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hey guys, it's been a minute. still daily driving my $150 720 and still loving it!

anyway, the point of this post was both of my sunvisor clips broke this winter, which is a pain in the butt. rather than deal with used ones out of an equally old truck, just as likely to break as mine were, i decided to redesign them a bit and 3d print them. they turned out great!

 

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the one picture is printed in pla, which isn't ideal for car interiors as it gets too hot inside during most summer days, but i've reprinted them in petg which is totally up to the task. 

 

anyway, i've thrown the file on thingiverse if anyone else has access to a printer and would like to make their own, or i'd be happy to print you off a set too for the cost of material and shipping if you need some and don't have printer access, just hit me up! 

 

here's the thingiverse link to it - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2835620

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My clips have completely broken away, and I was very sad about it. What was the cost of materials? 

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Same, I want a set. How much?

Post in classified, you will sell a ton of these

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right now the only color i have in petg is translucent red, but if there's interest in can totally pick up some black or grey or whatever. also petg is totally sand and paintable.

i'm just running the red ones for now
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i'll have to figure out the price once i get home from work tonight. i wasn't really looking to sell them, but rather share the file for anyone who wanted it, but id be happy to make some for you guys.

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I know there was a ton of interest for the 620 clips. I never got around to modeling them though.

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so my slicer software (the program that takes my 3d model and turns it into tool paths for the printer) tells me each clip is roughly $.50 worth of material. would $10 shipped for a pair in the continental us be fair? they do take a little manual labor to remove the support plastic from the finished prints, and i'd have to buy the envelope to ship them in and stuff.

 

anyway, i feel dirty talking about this in the general 720 forum. anyone who can use that file, enjoy! i'll make a post in the classifieds once i have stuff worked out and see if there's any interest. or slide into my dms if you for sure want a set. it might take a week or so if you want something other than the red i'm using, however, as i'll have to order up some other filament. 

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That sounds reasonable.  I would like black or light gray colored ones.

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Ill buy a set in gray or a dark blue ! 

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I will buy a set in blue, tan, grey, purple, or anything really. :-) Just need heat tolerance as shade temps hit 99°F+ here

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i'm just waiting till thursday (payday) to order up some black and/or grey filament and then i should be able to start popping them out for people. looking at maybe a week? if anyone wants red or aqua i can do a set now as those are the only colors i have in petg at the moment, but i'll get normal colors on the way as soon as possible.

 

petg has a pretty high melting point, i run my printer at 480ish fahrenheit to print with it, haha. it's great for interior parts!

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the petg showed up today, i wasn't able to get grey, but i got black and white. test printing a single clip in the black right now, if it comes out nice i'll get a bunch printing tomorrow while i'm at work and set up a thing in the classifieds. 

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so the first batch is finished and they didn't come out as nice as my first prints did. i think it's probably because i printed 12 (6 pair) at once, and since my printer's not exactly the best machine on the market, it might have been a bit much for it. 

 

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these are totally 100% useable, especially if you're planning on sanding them to get rid of the printer lines and glossy sheen, but i do plan to print some in a smaller batch to see how that goes. i've also got upgrade parts for my printer sitting on my desk that i need to install, so the quality may get even better still. that said, i have 7 pairs ready to go if anyone wants them (the extra set are a couple test prints that came out good)!   - this link will take you to the ad

 

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thanks to those of you who have ordered some! they are going out tomorrow

 

and here they are in white!

 

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Thanks tdc! they look great function as they should and shipping time was phenomenal!! i didn't even need to bother with sanding. Now i can say that i have 3d printed parts on my truck and now i am one more step towards a clean interior. Still need a new dash and headliner. :)

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Thanks tdc! they look great function as they should and shipping time was phenomenal!! i didn't even need to bother with sanding. Now i can say that i have 3d printed parts on my truck and now i am one more step towards a clean interior. Still need a new dash and headliner. :)

 

glad to hear you like them! thanks for the picture!

 

 

What kind of prunter do you have tdc?

 

i have a tevo tarantula that i've been steadily modifying as the months go by. it's been great to me so far!

 

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On 4/4/2019 at 7:09 PM, rnscustom said:

Hi , interested in these visor clips . Thanks , Richard 

shoot me a pm, or email me at terrydeancain @ gmail.com!

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Does anyone have the file in DXF? I have broken a few of the 3D printed ones and am interested in having some laser cut out of aluminum or something

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