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Finally! Beogram 400x lid without seam

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leosgonewild Posted: Tue, Sep 21 2021 3:30 PM

This has taken me over a year to get manufactured.

 

My first order had seams in it, because it was glued together.

 

I was close to order from a guy in Denmark, but it turned out that those lids are also pieces glued together.

 

The factory said it was not possible to make this without seams. In this day and age it is not allowed to say that “No” doesn’t mean no, but I didn’t take no for an answer. I simply instructed them how to do it the way I meant it could be done.

 

 

So I present to you:

 

The LeoLid 4000 Big Smile

 

 

 

 

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sonavor replied on Wed, Sep 22 2021 2:46 AM

Very nice. 
Can you show some more photos that include the back part of it and the mounting to the dust cover hinge?

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Mikipidia replied on Wed, Sep 29 2021 12:00 PM

Very nice!, when is the protective plastic coming off?Smile

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When I get the new aluminum strip finished Big Smile

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matador43 replied on Wed, Sep 29 2021 12:54 PM

Could we have some sense of costs?

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200€

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matador43 replied on Wed, Sep 29 2021 6:14 PM

Thank you Leo Wink

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I’m trying to reproduce the aluminium strip/band in the lid. I need it to be 0.2 or 0.3 thickness. Can anyone point me in direction of where I can get this?

I can’t buy the replica avaliable on eBay. The outer portion of my lid is not the same as original.

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matador43 replied on Mon, Nov 8 2021 12:25 PM

Awaiting a better solution but quite sure you already think of it, I would try aluminium adhesive tape (for chimneys, you know?) and nowadays hard to find Letraset or Decadry at the right size (5 or 6 mm from memory). Helvetica regular or light: not spot on but the most approaching I've found.

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Sanding in progress.

Next is print.

Then a layer of satin clear coat.

Unless anyone means I should choose different clear coat???

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Oh, and how do you print on aluminum??

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trackbeo replied on Tue, Nov 16 2021 3:22 PM

Via silk screen.  

Or maybe... don't Maker/DIY 3D-print shoppes do laser etching nowadays?  The aluminum would have to be anodized, because it can't actually etch metal, only the surface coating.  But this includes paint, so you could put on the clear coat and then etch that away, and wait a few years for it to show a bit more.  (This is assuming you didn't mean the question humorously... You are so studly-DIY, one might imagine...) 

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It was a serious question Smile

I tried with printing on photo paper and ironing on, but with no luck.

Thanks for mentioning silk screen. I did this in art school 20 years ago, but had forgotten about the technique.

Will contact a local business tomorrow. Big Smile

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trackbeo replied on Wed, Nov 17 2021 3:18 PM

Studly.  (As previously stated.)  Now all you have to do is make a hundred or so *before* your own, so it's fuzzed-up like the original got, during the factory run!

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The aluminum strip was made by cutting a 0.5mm sheet. I then sanded away the cutting marks, before I sanded the top to give it a brushed look. I then had an artist silk/screen print the text for me. Finished it of with matte clear coating.

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