Rawbbbbb C
Jan 27, 2012 7:43 AM
So this was my feeble attempt at making home-made gaskets for the Romeo 1, a friend gave me the idea. Basically I bought the thinnest rubber washers I could find. I bought a revolving hole puncher that has a bunch of different sized holes. What I did was use the biggest hole punch to make the actual gasket. After that I took the 3rd to the smallest hole punch and punched a hole to make the hole for the screw. I am aware that the shape of the OEM Romeo 1 top gasket is a different size, and also the hole is wider due to the screw going in at an angle. Doing it this way at least leaves that gap in the orbital. Below are some pictures. I know it's not perfect but I tried! The Romeo in the picture shows how it looks.

If anyone is interested in any just send me a PM and I'll send em over...

Brent Decker
Jan 27, 2012 5:54 PM
That's a good idea there Jive, thanks for sharing.
Jules Neefjes
Jan 27, 2012 7:01 PM
Nice, but can't you maybe just use the tool for making the hole for the crew. And use a scalpel to cut it in exactly the right shape...
Rawbbbbb C
Jan 27, 2012 9:24 PM
monster_beetle, I tried using an exacto knife and small scissors to cut the shape to size and I keep failing due to how small the gaskets have to be. At least with the hole punch it creates a perfect size every time. I will try to make a perfect gasket again this weekend...
Dann Thombs
Jan 28, 2012 4:35 AM
Not bad. I get questions about replacing those from time to time, so it's at least an answer.
Twenty Fifty
Feb 1, 2012 8:55 AM
That's a pretty slick attempt at home-made gaskets. It seems the Romeo are all the rage these days, so I'm sure a lot of collectors will be using this technique to fix up their pairs once the warranty parts dry out. Certainly a lot more attractive than paying near $100 for a set of OEM gaskets.
Lew Dragon
Mar 15, 2012 4:47 AM
Paul Court
Mar 15, 2012 12:38 PM
Lew, they don't look bad at all. So now the question is, how long will the un-unobtanium gaskets last.......I guess only time will tell............
Oakley Nerd
Apr 13, 2012 7:48 PM
it's a pretty cool idea to do it this way jiveSeven!
looks not perfect but affordable ;o)

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