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    Default Question on rubber switch boot

    Can someone tell me if this switch boot
    http://theledguy.chainreactionweb.co...roducts_id=407
    is also compatible with the Z58?

    The rubber boot on my Z58 is wearing out fast. Have tried to find replacememts, but Surefire doesn't sell these alone. I don't know where else to look at.

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    Default Re: Question on rubber switch boot

    Wish I could tell you 100% if that would fit or not. I think it would.

    Another idea is to call Surefire and tell them to send you a new one.
    They will send you a free replacement switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. LED View Post
    Wish I could tell you 100% if that would fit or not. I think it would.
    Another idea is to call Surefire and tell them to send you a new one.
    They will send you a free replacement switch.
    Problem is I don't need a new switch. The clicky is working properly. It's just the boot that is wearing out.

    Yes I did call Surefire and all that they can do is to send me a new Z58.

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    Default Re: Question on rubber switch boot

    I can say with 100% certainty that these switch boots will fit.
    This combo pack will also fit.
    You will need to trim the posts to your liking with either of these options. (easy task)
    Last edited by carbine15; 05-18-2009 at 12:41 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carbine15 View Post
    I can say with 100% certainty that these switch boots will fit.
    This combo pack will also fit.
    You will need to trim the posts to your liking with either of these options. (easy task)
    Looks like these will fit a Z41 tailcap easily.
    But the Z41's boot is NOT compatible with the Z58...
    Also I'm not really into custom trimming, this increases the chances of damaging and/or tearing of the boot.

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    Default Re: Question on rubber switch boot


    looks like it'll fit


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    Quote Originally Posted by carbine15 View Post

    looks like it'll fit
    That remains to be seen.
    Anyone from the SS who can shed me some light on this? Wayne? Cindy??

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    The rubber boot fits the Z57. The Z57 and Z58 look similar. I am pretty sure it will fit. Can someone confirm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms_SS View Post
    The rubber boot fits the Z57. The Z57 and Z58 look similar. I am pretty sure it will fit. Can someone confirm?
    You are supposed to know your products well, not just guess...
    Also, the image of the rubber boot on the web is pathetically small and low-res
    http://theledguy.chainreactionweb.co...ID=407&image=0
    How do you expect customers like me to determine if this is the right part to purchase?
    Please amend the SS web by including larger and higher-res images of all products

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    Default Re: Question on rubber switch boot

    Good point about knowing your stuff and yes the product descriptions and pictures surely need updating on the Sandwich Shoppe website. It is exceedingly frustrating to not know if something you are ordering is the right thing for you. I can only offer you the following. My z57 (that I stole from eBay for a measly sum) has the same diameter as the Chinese glow in the dark, black and orange ones I linked. Since the price is so low, I'm shocked that you haven't ordered them by now. PM me your address and I'll send you one for free.


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    Default Re: Question on rubber switch boot

    I took some measurements of the rubber boot and have added them to the product description.

    13 mm cap diameter (.5")

    6.5mm deep inside cap (.255")

    8.5mm overall height (.33")

    16mm outer brim diameter (.63")

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    Default Re: Question on rubber switch boot

    I'm sure Wayne and Cindy know their products well and they provide exceptional service. It's not their responsibility to support products they don't carry such as tailcaps made by a completely different manufacturer. You have to understand that this rubber boot was designed to be used with a two stage switch or McClicky in an Aleph tailcap. Any other application is beyond its design specifications and likely trial and error.

    Quote Originally Posted by yazkaz View Post
    You are supposed to know your products well, not just guess...
    Also, the image of the rubber boot on the web is pathetically small and low-res
    http://theledguy.chainreactionweb.co...ID=407&image=0
    How do you expect customers like me to determine if this is the right part to purchase?
    Please amend the SS web by including larger and higher-res images of all products
    .:: My Lights ::.

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    @carbine15: I know you're referring to the DX ones, thanks for offering, but those won't fit without precise trimming. Also unlike the stock boot, the DX ones don't have a raised rim around to fit the Z58 top cap's additional grooves, which will compromise water resistance. Plus the DX boot won't fit the stock clicky mecha at all.

    @Ms_SS: it's good to amend with dimensions, but still a hi-res image is much desired.

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    Default Re: Question on rubber switch boot

    I know this is an old thread but the title fits..

    Would any of you know what switch Salvo used in their 9.5 amp can? I need to replace the switch boot and since I'm placing an order with McMaster Carr I thought I'd order a couple while I was at it.

    Would any of you have an idea?

    Thank you,

    Randy

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