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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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What's a good epoxy?

I want to make a shift knob by filling an object with an epoxy an then drilling and tapping the hole.

any suggestions?

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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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I would need about 20 tubes, looking for something that comes in a larger volume. This is aprox the size of a hollow pool ball.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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I would need about 20 tubes, looking for something that comes in a larger volume. This is aprox the size of a hollow pool ball.
It's the two part thing so it's actually a decent amount
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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #5
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It's available in larger sizes (primarily for shop use)
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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #6
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Either way, if you're filling something and using out as a mold you're gonna have to let it sit for like 3 or 4 days..
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Unread 06-13-2013, 02:04 AM   #7
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Just so happens I was looking for an epoxy to use for a project of mine a while back and was surprised at all the options there is to pick from. Just Goggle it and it will lead to several choices. I ended up using JB Weld but didnít need as much as you do. Donít forget to figure in the cure time between layers.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:31 AM   #8
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Use casting resin!
Epoxy is cloudy the resin is crystal clear. I did a medallion for the center of my steering wheel. I replaces the Jeep logo with a Transformers one. That worked out so well I made a shift knob cap for my sons VW.
You can get the stuff at Michaels or AC Moore and you can also get molding compound to make whatever shape you want. Another benefit of the casting resin is that it is harder and you can polish it super smooth.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #9
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hey vadslram, you mind posting up some pics of how those two turned out? Im quite curious now!
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Unread 06-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #10
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I figured and just got some pics.
The Jeep steering wheel was the first one and the stick shift top was the best.
If you look closely at the steering wheel pic you can see the raised Jeep lettering from the original medalion I made the mold from.
stick-shift.jpg   jeep-steering.jpg  
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Unread 06-13-2013, 02:16 PM   #11
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a light bulb might make a cool shift knob...could even put an LED in it and light it up at night...

What thread size does the shift knob need?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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would hate to grip the shifter too hard with a light bulb there......
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Unread 06-13-2013, 03:34 PM   #13
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There are LEDs under the shift piece that light it up with the interior lights. that was the toughest part, getting the wiring and all fed up through the shift stem.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #14
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I went to lowe's today and told the guy in the paint dept what I wanted to do, he gave me some Durham's Rock Hard water putty. I'll try it out tonight and post pics and a review next week.
I Have a plastic Darth Vader head that came with candy in it. Filling it with the putty and then will drill and tap it. Also have an R2D2 that I can change out or use on the transfer case.

I like that transformers knob, that came out good.
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Unread 06-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #15
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would hate to grip the shifter too hard with a light bulb there......
I was thinking fill the bulb with the clear resin, and break the glass off after the resin has dried.

or maybe the glass would be strong enough with the resin backing it.
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