Thread Number: 38757  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Has anyone ever used Sugru to replicate hard-to-find trim pieces?
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Post# 411754   7/20/2019 at 02:15 by superocd (PNW US)        

My Royal 884 has a missing headlight cap trim piece. I was thinking about Sugru and was wondering if I could successfully pull off making a replica of the baby blue headlight trim cap that I cannot seem to find anywhere? Has anybody used Sugru before? Do you think I would be able to mold it to the edge of the headlight cap and make it look OEM?




Post# 411757 , Reply# 1   7/20/2019 at 03:19 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Dude

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There is trim out there I got 2 baby blue pieces for my vacuums. Henry vacuums on eBay is who you should message.
I never heard of sugru. I'd imagine it's like a silicone. Be hard to make headlight trim I'd think. If it works you opened another avenue for restoring vacuums.
If you have money try it.
Les


Post# 411771 , Reply# 2   7/20/2019 at 14:16 by DaveVac (Westlake, Ohio)        
Would be difficult

I've used it before to make a missing foot for an old typewriter. It's like molding playdough and is very pliable....you let it sit and it hardens after a while.
If you could make a mold out of wax or something, I'd say go for it.....without a mold it would be extremely difficult to make a perfect piece unless you are a sculptor. Try to make a mold out of plaster of paris or wax.
dave


Post# 411774 , Reply# 3   7/20/2019 at 16:44 by Hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        
Is this what you are looking for?

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Let me know if you are interested. Iím about to get started cooking, so I might not reply right away, but Iíll certainly get back to you. Email me at trajemoi25@aol.com

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Post# 411778 , Reply# 4   7/20/2019 at 17:07 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Lol

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Chris Chris Chris
I have the exact same piece. Email him.
Les


Post# 411785 , Reply# 5   7/20/2019 at 18:06 by Hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        
Email

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I didnít see an email on his profile. Well, looks like heís got 2 to choose from! I am going to experiment with that Sugru. Gonna get some clay and see if I can make a mold and see what (if anything) happens. Iíll let you know.

Chris


Post# 411787 , Reply# 6   7/20/2019 at 18:19 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Hmm

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Im needing mine. Hence reference to buy yours. I just laughing cause it's exactly like mine. I'm doing a 888 880 hybrid and have another 7 amp royal I need them for. I'm using mine just weird coincidence you have a assembly.
I hope I'm making sense it's freaking hot as Hades here
Les


Post# 411816 , Reply# 7   7/21/2019 at 00:01 by superocd (PNW US)        
That's EGG-ZACTLY what I need...

How much would you let it go for? I don't have a Paypal but suppose I could set one up.

Post# 411822 , Reply# 8   7/21/2019 at 01:08 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Yes

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Set one up. He wants 1 million dollars. It's a good deal. Lol set up a venmo account too. If you buy vacuum parts those are most common payment methods.
Les


Post# 411825 , Reply# 9   7/21/2019 at 02:09 by fantomfan57 (Central Texas)        
OR....

You can go here and order it.

www.vacpartsplusstore.com...

Steve is a great guy!


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Post# 411849 , Reply# 10   7/21/2019 at 14:53 by Hmc1981 (St. Augustine, Florida)        
Henry Company

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Thatís where I bought the part I posted the pictures of. They are really great people and are very reasonable. If you still have interest in the part I posted, let me know. Good luck!




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