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Old 03-28-2017, 04:41 AM
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I am in process of building my tire carrier. I want to bolt a piece of teflon block approximately 2x3x1/2" black in color to the bumper for the latch end of the arm to rest on and a similar sized piece to rest against the face of the bumper for the latch to draw tight against. Anyone know a source for a small chunk of it for <$20?
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:09 AM
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you could check McMaster-Carr. they have lots of materials. You might also want to look at Delrin that is available in black Teflon is usually white. Delrin would be cheaper too.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#acetal-sheets/=16y6kcj

https://www.mcmaster.com/#teflon-(ma...ptfe)/=16y6l3b
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Black UHMW would be the best way to go as its tougher than steel when it comes to taking abuse. if you lived near detroit I could get ya some for free from my work. Should be able to find it online pretty easy
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Leaf spring pads are made of Delrin and have buttons/nubs that may aid in mounting. Cost is minimal.
FYI. UHMW-PE = ultra high molecular weight polyethylene.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leaf-Spring-...BYb8xO&vxp=mtr
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I have 1/2" thick black UHMW. Could cut you a piece. Also have white that has a crown on one side, flat on other side.
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Shipping that piece today. Should have it by this weekend.
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Thanks Steve. You are the man. Next time I go down to Hatteras, I owe you a beer.
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Received the package today Steve. Thanks again. I owe you one.
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