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Offline carlsoncvx18

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Buttons fabrication
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:39:41 AM »
Does anybody know where I can have these buttons made?

Putting a new interior in the cvx18 I bought this fall, and color change so buttons will not match.
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Offline fireman24mn

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 11:33:22 AM »
Personally I would not put buttons back on. I would go with out.
I think this has become an addiction.


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Offline Plugcheck

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 11:39:17 AM »
I seem to remember a diy place that allowed you to make them from scraps of your marine vinyl/fabric so the match would be perfect.  A must have for the classic look.  I had made some for my 16ss, so the info is here somewhere.  I could not find anyone to make them for a decent price, so I did a DIY
Michael
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Offline Jason

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 12:21:37 PM »
Personally I would not put buttons back on. I would go with out.

Same here. I really like the interior of the early CVX18. But if your going for original then keep em.
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Offline carlsoncvx18

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 12:45:27 PM »
Guess I could figure out away to attach the vinly covers on top of the dash,  the earlier 18s did not have these.  They came after the new dash.
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Offline Hyperacme

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 12:53:01 PM »
Jeff ... do a Google search for "Making vinyl buttons"
There are "How to's" & DIY kits.
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Offline carlsoncvx18

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 01:03:26 PM »
Done some research my neighbor has the press to do it, I am just not willing to spend the dollars for the press dies for 8 buttons. 
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Offline Green with Envy

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 06:36:45 PM »
How much are the dies?  What kind of press?  I might be interested in acquiring the tooling to add to my services.  I need some for my boat(s) as well.
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Offline carlsoncvx18

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2017, 06:47:51 PM »
Was looking at Rochford supply web site.

Press $180
3/4 Cutter and die $83
Cap and ring ct 144. $14
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Offline Silver GT-150

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2017, 09:13:45 PM »
Any upholsterer should be able to do it.  I have an upholster in a town of 500 and he made me a couple while I waited.

Offline V153

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Re: Buttons fabrication
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2017, 06:38:47 PM »
I have a press. And access to a set of dies. If'n anybody gets desperate ...
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