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Tao Bowl Housing (requires a Tao Bowl Insert)

Tao Bowl Housing (requires a Tao Bowl Insert)

Regular price $19.64 USD
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Note: OEM housings will include some beeswax putty to "glue" the insert in place, thus the slight price increase.  A video is provided below to help you understand how to do this.

This is a Tao Bowl Housing which is to be paired with a Tao Bowl Insert.  They are drilled (if OEM or Kitsch-Bent) to fit the Tao Bowl Insert.

The insert can be optionally glued in place with acrylocyanate glue (super glue) or left loose.  If left loose, this will not affect gameplay in my experience.  Leaving the insert unglued has many advantages such as upgrading housings later and/or upgrading/modding the insert.

The drilled KB bowl housings have been tweaked for smooth encoder movement.  The resin housings have been checked and tweaked when necessary (some didn't need it).  Recent revisions of the resin housing print has significantly enhanced the feel of the resin housing to be quite indistinguishable from OEM in side-by-side blind testing.

The order of smoothness goes as follows:
3. Tan Resin (more brittle)
4. Clear Resin

The order of tightness of fit on the bowl insert are as follows (tightest to loosest):
1. Resin (both kinds)
2.  Drilled housings
(Resin bowl housings hold the bowl insert more tightly and center the strongest, adding beeswax putty helps with this)

On the drilled housings, expect a tiny bit of "fuzz" on the bottom of the drilled housing.  I've removed most of this by hand, but some of it was stubbornly attached.  The fuzz will not affect performance in any way.  It is merely cosmetic.

On the subject of resin housings: These resin housings are now quite good in their form and function.  Clear housings are a touch stronger (less likely to break the arms off when putting on encoders), but with a touch less smoothness.  Tan housings are a touch more brittle (easier to break off arms when putting on encoders).  The tan resin housings feel slightly smoother in your module than clear resin and almost feel like OEM bowl housings.  The resin housings fit the metal insert almost perfectly, so there is no need to glue or add beeswax to those housings. 

There is absolutely no wiggle room with the resin housings and it takes a bit of force to get the insert into the housing.  We recommend pressing straight down on the insert with a piece of cloth on your thumb on a very flat surface being careful not to drop the bowl+housing.  The arms are very fragile, be careful that you don't break them off.

If buying a resin housing, I highly recommend watching the little video about how to gently install encoders so you don't break off your bowl housing "arms".


The Tao bowl inserts sold on this website are all made of hardened stainless steel.

EU and UK buyers please read!

If you live in the UK or EU, and make an order with TaoStyx64 (via this website), expect to pay 19-25% VAT and possibly a handling fee around 6 euro completion/handling fee charged upon or after receipt of the package.

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