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    Default HDS Hardpress Button

    When my Orange 325 HDS arrived it had a flush button. I prefer raised, and managed to score one from Dan. While I waited for it to arrive I made my own.
    I used a softpress McClicky boot, these seem to be a little bigger than the regular ones and have a wider skirt. The skirt fits well under the retaining ring in the HDS tail.
    I filled the void in the boot with silicone sealant, I actually used some black stuff that I'd used to mend something outside the house. I made sure the level of the sealant was level with the face of the skirt. After it had set for about 12 hours I popped it in the tail with the important white disc, and satisfyingly it worked. The feel is much harder than the the HDS boot which I find a bit squidgy.
    I'm not sure which I prefer, yet. But at least I have a choice.
    If you're into stealth the HDS boot is quieter than mine.

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    Last edited by peter yetman; 06-12-2018 at 11:54 AM.

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    Pix or it didn't happen.

    Nah, seriously.... well done and a nice idea. Is the silicone you used a type that can be 'peeled' off if you want to go back stock?
    John 3:16

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    Default Re: HDS Hardpress Button

    Well I could do a tutorial videao, but it would be like watching paint dry.
    I can't imagine the stuff i used is removeable - it's very robust. Didn't even think of reversing it - I'm just so impetuous.
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    Default Re: HDS Hardpress Button

    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    I'm just so impetuous.
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    Well and good as long as you don't Peter out.

    Did you finally receive the stock raised button?
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    Default Re: HDS Hardpress Button

    Oh yes, Dan sent me one in an Airmail envelope.
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