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Light Fitting Retainer Clip Repair (3D Printing)

New boat - new projects !
Recently replaced my Targa 27 with a Sealine F33 which is generally in very good nick but there are inevitably a couple of niggles; that's the nature of boats !

One of the light fittings in the guest cabin was not attached due to broken retainer clips/lugs (only 2 out of 8 left !). As these are completely internal, we don't need anything fancy to fix them.

Originally I thought about printing a complete ring that would sit inside the old rim but this would not have stressed the clips across the printer layers which isn't ideal. Eventually I decided that it would be best to make glue-in replacements that fitted the curvature of the inner ring:-

3D model view of retainer clips

I printed half a dozen but only needed to use two :-

3D printed retainer clips as printed and glued into light fitting

As they were a very snug fit I could use superglue to complete the job. Worked first time and popped in perfectly :)

I've attached the 3D files below in case they are useful to anyone else.

Lamp Fix 3.123dx
Kevin Millican,
20 Aug 2019, 13:06
Lamp Fix 3.stl
Kevin Millican,
20 Aug 2019, 13:06