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Old 12-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Delrin

Does anyone have experience with Delrin, a smooth plastic?. Imay use this product in the interior of my 330Ci to mount LED's.

Alternatively, has anyone found a black plastic that matches the grain of our cars' interior plastic?

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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Does anyone have experience with Delrin, a smooth plastic?. Imay use this product in the interior of my 330Ci to mount LED's.

Alternatively, has anyone found a black plastic that matches the grain of our cars' interior plastic?

Thanks!
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Hi,

Delrin is DuPont de Nemours name for POM (Polyoxymethylene)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyoxymethylene
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Al, thanks. I was aware that Delrin is manufactured by DuPont. Have you had any experience with it?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:22 AM   #4
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Al, thanks. I was aware that Delrin is manufactured by DuPont. Have you had any experience with it?
Hi,

I don't have so much experience with.

Delrin is easy to work with, but very difficult to bond and paint.

Did you read the Wikipedia page ?

Delrin is used more for its mechanic's properties than aesthetic's.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:06 AM   #5
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I've got Delrin shims in my RTABs
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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I have derlin solid differential bushings. Very hard stuff
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #7
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I was thinking of using Delrin to mount .4 inch high digital read outs for oil pressure and temperature. Maybe this isn't the best material.

Suggestions?!
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:38 PM   #8
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Alternatively, has anyone found a black plastic that matches the grain of our cars' interior plastic?

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I have been looking with out any lock. I am very interested also
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #9
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I'm ordering a sheet of Delrin today from McMasters. I'll let you know what I find after it arrives.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #10
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Delrin is shiny! I'll keep looking for a black plastic that matches our radios' finish.
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FWIW here are some of the plastic types I found when I took out my console. These were gleaned from the recycle codes molded on the back.

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John, thanks for the info. I may have found the stuff I'm looking for - Acrylic Sheets P95 Matte Finish - from Tap Plastics. We'll see.
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John, thanks for the info. I may have found the stuff I'm looking for - Acrylic Sheets P95 Matte Finish - from Tap Plastics. We'll see.
Success! the sheets from TAP Plastics - Acrylic Sheets P95 Matte Finish - almost perfectly match the interior plastics in our cars.
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