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Where to find good quality trackpoints?

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Where to find good quality trackpoints?

#1 Post by TitoLabieno » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:11 am

I would like to get some new trackpoint caps to replace some heavily worn ones I have on some machines. There are some sellers on eBay and shops which sell them but I'm not sure they are as good as the original ones. I'm interested in standard soft dome, soft ring and classic dome trackpoints (no low profile and newer caps). I'm located in Europe, if you know about some sellers which can ship there let me know.
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Re: Where to find good quality trackpoints?

#2 Post by zoltan87 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:00 pm

The ones I bought off eBay work ok, but when compared to genuine ones, they are definitely not the same quality. Different texture and material. I would not have noticed it though, just by using them, but I have a few more machines with original trackpoint caps, and next to each other the difference becomes obvious. So I have subscribed to this thread, hoping someone could point to a source, that sells genuine caps, which are also not too expensive (we are talking about a tiny piece of rubber after all).
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Re: Where to find good quality trackpoints?

#3 Post by cadillacmike68 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:56 pm

I haven't had any issues with ones I bought on ebay but that was a while ago. And yes, I do not like the sunken "low profile" ones either.
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Re: Where to find good quality trackpoints?

#4 Post by RickG2 » Sat May 07, 2022 1:12 pm

This seller has been posted about here by someone else a long time ago.

eBay seller 395six7 has excellent Trackpoint caps.

I bought a bunch of full height soft domes. Rubber is grippy, they wear well, and look like they were made on OEM molds (letter underneath, ejector marks on the bottom edge, crisp details). They even smell right - the correct rubber compound has a distinct odour.

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Re: Where to find good quality trackpoints?

#5 Post by BillMorrow » Sun May 08, 2022 12:52 am

hmmmm.. this thread brought 3-D printing to mind..
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Re: Where to find good quality trackpoints?

#6 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun May 08, 2022 6:11 am

BillMorrow wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 12:52 am
hmmmm.. this thread brought 3-D printing to mind..
There's a guy who sells 3D-printed Trackpoint caps https://www.etsy.com/shop/SaotoTech?ref ... =862901861
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