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« on: November 04, 2007, 07:21:26 AM »

Not sure if it is possible Nik, but I think the Muchle$$ amps faceplates would look cooler if they were a Matt Black rather than the reflective Gloss Black (which tends to show up finger prints).

Just wondering firstly if this is possible (Nik?), and if this is something that other people are interested in? So feel free to chime in with opinions anyone...



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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 10:50:55 AM »

Heya,

  I will need to take a look at that, as it'd mean a totally different way of doing. I am not sure if the vendor is up for it.

  What i have now is same as plexi. Ie, silkscreened from the back, and then painted. Finally, a backing (white) is applied.

  The apply-from-front types I have seen here, arent so good. Ie, it's easy to mess the writing.

  Thanks!

Nik
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 01:11:16 PM »

Nik, I been restored some aluminum marshall faceplates (the ink on the JMPs and JCMs are terrible) with a serigraph (silk screen) process probably very similar as the one you used , the key to do the right way is to use epoxy ink and cleaner and templates ready to use that ink.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 02:11:08 PM »

Has anybody tried to mod the faceplates to illuminate them? The white ink seems to be opaque. I thought about removing anything from the plexiglass but have no idea what  (and how) to apply afterwards. Just removing the white foil film from the back does not help. I think illuminated faceplates as an option for the matchless clones would be a very nice addition to that model. Or has anybody a clue where to get apropriate faceplates? Sorry for hijacking the thread.

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 02:50:17 PM »

The ink is white, it's not very opaque.

The best way to make illuminated plate, I think would be to have the written part totally clear.

Then, apply a colored yet opaque backing to specific areas (depend on what color what what leters).

ie, when the light shines from the back, it'd be colored since its got to go thru the colored backing.

I am not sure about doing this, seems a lot of work for just looks.

It'd be easier just for the logo, however. Perhaps make the lights dance around, etc. I mean, if you want to do it, might as well make it crazy. Smiley)

Thanks!

Nik
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