Anyone in for a CNCed Aluminium Sol'Ex housing?

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Anyone in for a CNCed Aluminium Sol'Ex housing?

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After quite some time fighting hopelessly with the 3D printed housing, and having to go through several 3D printed versions of the Solex Housing, I decided to throw in the towel and go for a CNC Aluminium housing. As it turns out, the aluminum housing working particularly well for me. Zero focus/collimation shift, zero degradation under intense solar radiation, zero light leak without any added shielding. Perfect for remote, unattended usage.
I was made aware that a few of my friends need a similar kit for their solex and I am gathering to see if I can have enough kit for a bulk buy and have some discount on it.
P/S: I paid 200$ for my kit made here in VN. Shipping from Vietnam to US is about 12$/kg and the whole package is about 2-3 kg, tops. I can ship world wide. I am hoping I can negotiate for a better price if we can gather enough orders. So let me know if you are interested. Thanks!
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Re: Anyone in for a CNCed Aluminium Sol'Ex housing?

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Hi,

US $ 200,00 is a good price. I would recommend you anodize all parts for better durability over the years. Anodize in natural color. Black is a bad idea due to heat.

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Re: Anyone in for a CNCed Aluminium Sol'Ex housing?

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Thanks Rainer,
I had the anodizing as an optional option.
Here's the order form. Anyone wants one can have a look. Thanks.
https://forms.gle/kJLGv9Kk5Q2TrHb38


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Great news! The non-anodized Aluminum housing kits is being shipped out. The anodized will follows next week.
Follows us on Facebook for more information https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id ... tid=ZbWKwL . You can place the order here if you want https://forms.gle/8wTY3vRs2NsqDadW6
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The Anodizeds are here and they are gorgeous!
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I am glad to announce that all the order that we got from the first batch are shipped. Waiting for the reviews, I'll update the review from our customers here. The second batch production will starts by the end of next week.
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