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Faded lettering on Beomaster 3000 faceplate

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CJ
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CJ posted on Wed, Mar 31 2021 1:13 AM

I have this here faceplate from a beomaster 3000 with faded lettering, it's much worse in person than what you see in the picture, almost invisible in some instances. Any ideas on how to deal with this, do I buy a replacement, can I use paints to retouch it? What do I do? Thanks in advance!Smile

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Craig replied on Fri, Apr 2 2021 9:22 AM

your best option would be to purchase a damaged 3000 and salvage the faceplate, I suspect your damage is down to UV rays....I had a 4000 with a similar problem. Martin may have one laying in his dungeon......drop him a line to find out.

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fkatze replied on Sun, Apr 4 2021 10:36 AM

I've had an idea, but not yet tested, that scanning and then printing a reversed (enhanced/remastered) image on a laser printer might provide a way to transfer a new decal onto the surface.    I've successfully transferred toner onto aluminum tape, so it should sort of work, I just don't know it will be good enough.

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fkatze:
I've successfully transferred toner onto aluminum tape

Please could you elaborate on your process, please?

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fkatze replied on Tue, Apr 6 2021 11:43 AM

matador43:

Please could you elaborate on your process, please?

 

Print mirror image onto paper, maybe high quality gloss paper or photo paper using a laser printer.    The toner on the page can be transfered via heat.  This is often exploited for metal etching/pcb printing.  It may not be super robust, but many of the original transfers are pretty delicate, so...

I have transferred print to a bit of aluminium tape just using a standard household iron. I might start doing this on units I service to detail work done and when.  Handy for part sizes eg belts too.

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