Update on the Versimold rubber product. The product will soon be featured on the "parts bin" section of the Gearz TV show. The website for the product is www.versimold.com
(though it is still under construction).
It's amazing what "car guys" can come up with...
Thanks again for those who helped with the trials. I distributed quite a bit of the material in the beginning and I was very impresed by the response I got from my fellow Kaiser nuts.On to the next project
- closed cell foam rubber parts. One of our divisions manufactures closed cell sponge rubber (think gasket materials under lights, trunk ornaments, under mirrors, betweeen heater and firewall, etc.). The compressible gasket material is currently used for sound deadener inside fenders, gaskets between AC units and firewall, as spacers in fuel tank mounts, even under the big yellow lights on buses.
The material is "skived" to the proper thickness and then a steel-rule die is used to cut out the gasket - wiht or without adhesive on the back side. the "barrier to entry" for parts such as these are the initial cost of the steel rule die - typically $400 - $500 dollars depending on size and complexity unless it is something stupid like a donut.
We have the capacity to die cut both large and small quantities - the trick is to find parts of such sufficient quantities that the initial cost becomes bearable, ie; the part would likely have to cover several models / years.
If anyone is aware of such parts or range of parts, please let me know and I will work on it.
Another alternative is to offer small sheets of the material for restorers to cut themselves kind of like the package of gasket paper - (a little feedback if anyone thinks that would take off or flop !!)