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Old 03-15-2020, 09:45 AM   #1
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DIY: 3D Printed Visor Mirror Covers

Anyone else have the mirror covers break off?

https://youtu.be/p3Nb9cOHK3Q

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Old 03-15-2020, 04:27 PM   #2
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Yes... the replacement parts are not inexpensive.

Why didn't the manufacturer put a few more hours into the fit and finish of the part?

It's noble that he's providing them for just the cost of shipping, but I wouldn't install them in my car... and certainly not in such a top-down visible spot. Not unless further they were refined (sanded/painted) and less taxing to fold down. I'd pay ~$30 each... assuming they presented "polished".

Maybe if they weren't made out of sugar they might hold up.

I don't use mine... so the double-sided tape works just fine. For now.

However, if the parts in the vid better matched the original... I'd buy a pair.

Thanks for another awesome vid.
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Interesting: I think this has potential for a DIYer to get these and adjust them to fit . Watching the video it looks to me that the blanks are a little big in a few areas , does this material sand well ? I would think some sanding around the perimeter and the squared edge by the pins would make the product fit better . And maybe for folks that have broken pins could a metal split pin be used ? I think if these were tweeked a little they would work , I would suggest the end user spray paint satin black .
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:49 AM   #4
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Interesting: I think this has potential for a DIYer to get these and adjust them to fit . Watching the video it looks to me that the blanks are a little big in a few areas , does this material sand well ? I would think some sanding around the perimeter and the squared edge by the pins would make the product fit better . And maybe for folks that have broken pins could a metal split pin be used ? I think if these were tweeked a little they would work , I would suggest the end user spray paint satin black .
Yeah the finish can definitely stand some improvement
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If these get printed with ABS and finished with some acetone they would look great. I was planning on emailing the creator/printer to see if I could get the design to tweak and print.
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If these get printed with ABS and finished with some acetone they would look great. I was planning on emailing the creator/printer to see if I could get the design to tweak and print.
Keep me posted
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I believe I talked to you last night on Facebook.
I just emailed him. Hopefully I hear something back soon.

I think this is the same file you have.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3892625

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Old 03-16-2020, 07:13 AM   #8
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It looks like they are printed with PLA. If they are, the worst problem is that they will warp in the sun, which makes them pretty unusable. As a previous poster wrote, ABS would be a much better material.
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Egads, man!
I think I’d prefer the bare mirror.

This is not a part well suited to 3D printing (large, complex curve, will be visible once installed).

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