Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW

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Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW

Postby JRinFL » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:24 am

I just installed some aftermarket scales (Honest Builds - Etsy) on my Native 5 LW Salt. These ones are almost perfect, except for the portion just behind the lock release. They seem to be just a little low in that spot. Also, it only has clip holes + inserts for right side tip up. Otherwise, a very good 3d model from the maker. I'll have to send some constructive criticism so they can tweak their model.

Also note, the inserts are likely not Salt rated, so don't do what I did and convert a Salt model if you really need full corrosion resistance.
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Re: Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW

Postby Josh Crutchley » Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:54 pm

JRinFL wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:24 am
I just installed some aftermarket scales (Honest Builds - Etsy) on my Native 5 LW Salt. These ones are almost perfect, except for the portion just behind the lock release. They seem to be just a little low in that spot. Also, it only has clip holes + inserts for right side tip up. Otherwise, a very good 3d model from the maker. I'll have to send some constructive criticism so they can tweak their model.

Also note, the inserts are likely not Salt rated, so don't do what I did and convert a Salt model if you really need full corrosion resistance.

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Looks good! I like that they added the ridges to the backspacer area.

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Re: Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW

Postby petz462 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:32 pm

Josh Crutchley wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:54 pm
JRinFL wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:24 am
I just installed some aftermarket scales (Honest Builds - Etsy) on my Native 5 LW Salt. These ones are almost perfect, except for the portion just behind the lock release. They seem to be just a little low in that spot. Also, it only has clip holes + inserts for right side tip up. Otherwise, a very good 3d model from the maker. I'll have to send some constructive criticism so they can tweak their model.

Also note, the inserts are likely not Salt rated, so don't do what I did and convert a Salt model if you really need full corrosion resistance.

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Looks good! I like that they added the ridges to the backspacer area.

Agree, looking good! And the seller has plenty of color options.

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Re: Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW

Postby JRinFL » Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:46 pm

I should have taken pictures while it was apart. They did a nice job on the model and it needs only a minor tweak.
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Re: Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW

Postby infinkc » Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:07 pm

Wow, nice to see someone finally making scales for the native.

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Re: Aftermarket scales for Native 5 LW

Postby Toucan » Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:01 am

I've been thinking about getting some yojimbo scales from that seller. The glittery glow-in-the-dark and the translucent purple look really good.

I don't think I would use 3d printed scales on a liner-less model unless there has been some giant leap in the materials that can be printed.


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