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I discovered that cooter has a laser cutter and various tech metalwork gear. So I mentioned that there might be some demand for a custom designed keyring different to previous offerings. Or maybe even other stuff like badges, drink mats etc etc.

He's made a prototype keyring which I'm looking forward to seeing.

If anyone has any more design ideas, post them here!

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Very nice. I don't think that the spoked wheel adds anything though. And it needs a boot spoiler!!

 

What metal is it cut into? If it's ali it could be anodised.

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they are cut from 2mm 304 grade stainless, I grabbed the image straight from google, quickly drew it up in autocad and cut a couple out just as an exercise really :)

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It's the best car keyring I've seen for years... I wanted a mk2 one in the past. What I really like is the embossing or etched details. I think iammike is right. If the front wheel was a hole just like the rear that'd be better. Try a spoiler...maybe even an angled gti or lupo logo somewhere??? Just ideas! :)

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I will amend the wheel and look for a few images with spoilers and logos and see how it comes out, thanks for the feedback :thumbsup:

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Can you post an AutoCAD capture, or different versions of the drawings?

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Spent far too much time looking at side views of GTI'S looking for a decent spoiler image, came up with this one but its not great, screen capture from Autocad into an image file hasn't come out great either so I will get one of each of these cut tomorrow and upload the actual thing

lupo cad.jpg

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Now that is uber cool. Very nice. Cooter how do you do the etching? Is laser or a chemical process?

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the etching is laser, you can thicken the etch lines to define it more if required it's very user friendly

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Sweet. Like it.

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2nd attempt posting this... did someone delete my post?!

Anyway.... I thought I'd post an update after 6 weeks of usage. All looking good even with a few extra scratches. In fact the laser etching seems to stand out more once it gets a bit scuffed. At least there's no enamel or paint to chip off. I had to grind off the Gti spoiler (sorry Gti fans!), as it kept snagging. I also ended up polishing the edge as I like the feel of polished metal over laser cut metal.

What it looks like now:

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And an edge close up:

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Ask cooter who makes them :)

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