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    Hey all,

    This is a little on the crazy side, but would you guys be interested in custom tailcap boots? I've been talking to some injection molding companies and wanted to know what you guys think. I started looking into this because I can no longer get the GITD boots...then I started thinking people might also be into other colors.

    Any color is an option so let me know what sounds interesting.

    They are the same dimensions as the common DX boots so they should fit a wide variety of applications. They can be molded with the internal nub so you can trim it for a variety of applications or they can be molded with no nub to fit the McClicky without modification.

    I hope to use these in my own lights, but will obviously need to sell a lot of them to pay for the mold and production run. Is this something you could use in your projects? Maybe just switch out an existing boot to a new color option? Any and all thoughts/suggestions welcome!

    They won't be dirt cheap like the DX boots but they should be reasonable and I'll offer volume discounts. Without having a good understanding of the numbers yet...hopefully around $1-2 each. I'm going to have to have at least 1000 made...so I can't do this unless you guys would be interested in buying some



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    Last edited by archer6817j; 08-04-2011 at 08:17 AM.

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    I would definitely buy them, probably 20-30.
    Last edited by DrSwiger; 06-20-2011 at 05:38 PM.

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    Awesome So this reminds me, it would also help if you could say (roughly) how many you might like...one, five, twenty, whatever...just to give me a rough idea if people will want more than one or two. No commitment on your part, just doing some research.

    I'm also open to working out deals if anyone wants to buy quantity and/or retail them on their site, or use for their own custom lights. Better PM me if you are interested since this is a research thread and not a sales thread. Thanks!

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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    I would be interested in a couple of each color shown.

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    YES! I love the power symbol,logo,thingy! I would pay!
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    Would buy some of every color, too!


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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    Something else to consider is a firmer switch boot for McClicky users. I will be in for some if this option is offered.

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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    I'd be in for red, GITD, and blue.

    Most lights are 14mm, Solarforce tailcaps are 16mm.

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    These will be 14mm measured across the body of the button, not the flange.

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    I would be down for olive and sand.

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    I'm in for a handful at that price!
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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    ill be up for a couple of each color xept black. these are nice. thanks

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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    I'm in for 3 - 5 of red, OD and grey.

    How about orange?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    How about orange?
    Good question. I was considering staying away from black and orange since you can get them from DX for something like $1.00 for 10 pcs. Would people prefer this (cool and exclusive!) design over the DX ones for black and orange?

    I'm still waiting to hear back from the molding company about their "stock" colors. If I want anything crazy I will have to have a batch of material specially made. No idea what the cost will be for custom colors, but it's based on a minimum volume of material and will be accordingly expensive.

    Keep the input coming and don't forget to check in. In the next couple weeks I'll narrow down the color choices and start a poll or something like that. Most popular 4-6 colors can be made. Please keep in mind, doing a run of 1000 pcs will cost me north of $5k because of the tooling costs...also keep in mind, if you don't speak up this won't happen so tell some friends!

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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    Could you do some clear ones?

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    Do you know what the inside depth is or if it is at least as deep as Don's McClicky boots?

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    Blue, grey and sand for me!

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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    I am interested in several LONG LASTING GITD ones

    and yellow/red will be nice too

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    Anyone else? Any suggestions about what you want to see?

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    meybe slightly off clear opaque almost, id be up for a few

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    I'd definitely be into a few of these.. Mainly red, grey, and GITD that would be awesome!

    Multiples of green, gitd, red and grey.
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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    Can you do gitd mag switch covers?

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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    I'm interested in a few.

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    Bumpity...any more interest? So far this is not looking good Did I post this in the right section?

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    I'd be in for at least 2 of every color. The previously mentioned Mag switch covers sounds interesting as well.

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    What would be your minimum order to make this profitable/worth while to you? I would say so far you got at least 75 sold in this thread...

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    Just to give some perspective, the cost for the mold is about $5k. So if they are $2.00 each I need to sell 2500 buttons just to pay for the mold...at that number I still haven't paid for the cost of the parts. However, if it looked like I could sell 500 or so, I'd still think about doing it. That means you guys need to buy a lot more of my lights though

    So in that sense, mag switch covers would be an entirely different mold. Anyone want 2500 mag switch covers ? I suppose their could be more demand for those than tailcap buttons. Does anyone make mag switch covers?

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    What about asking a manufacturer?
    And here or here to sell the rubber boots in the shop?
    If anyone is interested you wont have problems to sell these I guess....


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    Quote Originally Posted by archer6817j View Post
    Just to give some perspective, the cost for the mold is about $5k. So if they are $2.00 each I need to sell 2500 buttons just to pay for the mold...at that number I still haven't paid for the cost of the parts. However, if it looked like I could sell 500 or so, I'd still think about doing it. That means you guys need to buy a lot more of my lights though

    So in that sense, mag switch covers would be an entirely different mold. Anyone want 2500 mag switch covers ? I suppose their could be more demand for those than tailcap buttons. Does anyone make mag switch covers?
    Did you REALLY think you were going to move 2500 units with just this thread?

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    Default Re: FEELER: Custom tailcap boots (multiple colors)

    I would be interested in mag switch covers of several different colors- anything other than black.

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