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Cleaning, polishing the top brushed panels on my JVC rc-828


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#1 martimagico

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:24 PM

Any ideas? These panels are pretty pitted and dirty. Would like to try to save the print on them if possible.
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#2 Beosystem10

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 03:17 PM

The lettering is easy enough, Letrasets are available for these fonts and work well on polished aluminium as long as they're applied after the fresh lacquer and not before or they won't stick, but the graphics are a different matter and what I've done in various similar repairs (mainly to Roberts and Hacker dial plates but the principle is the same) is use the outline from the Letraset sheet to make up lines and symbols. For that part, just get the least costly style that's available in the red as a straight line looks pretty much the same as another and they're of uniform thickness regardless of the Letraset font.

 

Time consuming, but better than not being able to mop that trim as it's crying out for some TLC.

 

Enjoy!



#3 martimagico

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 04:08 PM

Where to buy the sets?

#4 Beosystem10

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 05:58 PM

Stationers, office supply shops, modelling shops, newsagents and of course good old eBay. Letraset also have their own web presence these days, which is here. Not all of their fonts are shewn in that catalogue and they don't appear to mention their design transfers either, but maybe I've missed something. I've used black, white and various custom colours as well as the shapes and design transfers and I buy mine locally from a newsagent who orders these in.