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Old 17-01-2012, 11:48 AM
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replacement polar scope cover

I recently acquired a second hand EQ6 Pro, but its polar scope cover is missing. Not the bulbous screw in bit at the end, but the flimsy plasticky thing on the front.
I tried using the lid of an old film canister, but its too small. Has anyone tried to fashion something as a replacement cover?

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Old 17-01-2012, 12:02 PM
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Motor car parts dealers used to carry a range of grommets/plugs to fit the various holes in the body work.

You might even find something at Bunnings!

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Old 17-01-2012, 12:31 PM
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should have though of that, where we'd be without bunnings
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Old 17-01-2012, 07:28 PM
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should have though of that, where we'd be without bunnings
Just make sure you have caliper (vernier) with you
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Look long enough through discarded plastic packaging and you will find something that fits well. Often a bit of cutting will help(I am lucky to have the right gear) or making a shim from paper or rubber to make the nearly fit in to a fit.Always satisfying to find some otherwise discarded piece of junk being able to fix something without paying a cent.
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Old 26-05-2012, 02:21 PM
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Did you end up finding one? I'm looking for one too.
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Old 27-05-2012, 02:01 AM
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Can't you just order a new one from a skywatcher dealer ?
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Old 27-05-2012, 06:42 PM
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Hardware shop, as others said.. They should sell plugs for couch/chair legs in a range of sizes.

One of the common sizes is 1.25" - Makes a great EP endcap.
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