Does anyone have a spare mag switch base that I could use to rebuild my switch? My internals are OK but one of the faceplate screws is broken off and the bakelite is chipped and cracked in a couple of places.
I see where I can buy a base from Lang's but they're pretty pricey. Thanks!
That one is actually in pretty good shape and good ones are really hard to find! I've seen far worse, and this is repairable.
Drill out the broken screw. If the "nuts" in the bakelite are stripped or loose, you can reinforce them with JB weld. You can very carefully drill/countersink the back side of the bakelite and JB weld in place a standard nut with the correct thread. Don't drill too much! Make sure to leave enough material between the bottom of your hole and the surroundings. I would not worry about he missing bit on the bottom because with the face plate on it, no one ever sees it. If you want you can do a repair that with JB weld too, dress it up, and paint it with some black semi-gloss paint. You have a nice faceplate, too.
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Let me look tomorrow. I believe I have some extras.
All the Best,
Hank in Tin-A-See
It is better than you think... I've had worse, a little JB Weld and some sanding and a shot of black paint will make it look new. An easy fix.
Do not have one, sorry.
Thanks for looking Hank - Steve and Keith, I'm going to try to fix it before I spring for one of Lang's.
Hello Tim are you still looking for a switch email me firstname.lastname@example.org
hello Tim here's a pic it does show its age 1 chip in the bottom you can see in the pic