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Preamp paint damage

Discussion in 'audio' started by Cícero Shmidt, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. Cícero Shmidt

    Cícero Shmidt pfm Member

    I also had a girlfriend like that. Thank god in that time I didn't have much things to care. She was very clumsy and destroyed many things
     
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  2. mark121211

    mark121211 pfm Member

  3. Cícero Shmidt

    Cícero Shmidt pfm Member

  4. DimitryZ

    DimitryZ pfm Member

    Just don't worry about it.
     
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  5. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    Might be a pricey solution, but you could draw out plans to have a thin (0.5mm) aluminium plate laser cut, to perfectly fit over the phono sockets. Each cluster of phono sockets already has a white rounded off rectangular area marked on the panel, so you could get something cut to perfectly fit inside that section. Lasermaster.co.uk are good for very reasonable cost. Would probably be the neatest solution, albeit at a cost. Or you could print up a sticker using a laser printer to fit over the same area as a cheaper alternative?
     
  6. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    define reasonable cost?
     
  7. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    £10-20 (I've used Lasermaster before). Depends how perfectionist the OP is. I'd likely go a decent quality matt sticker route to cover it up.
     
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  8. say it as it is

    say it as it is pfm Member

    Ah right so would they do a face plate for a pre amp or would they need a cad drawing ?
     
  9. Cícero Shmidt

    Cícero Shmidt pfm Member

    I think it is a creative ideia. Despite that, I think ink will take less from the originality. Also, I cannot take the service as I'm not in the UK.

    I'm going to England and Scotland on august 2022, maybe I can take the Halfords bumper black paint in this period.

    What about a Nanquim pen?
     
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  10. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    They even take rough sketches. If I remember correctly I just used Photoshop when I got some work done. I’m sure a tiny plate for just that section of the phono sockets would be cheap. But yes likely too much hassle vs. feathering it in with paint or something. I’m rather OCD about condition so would always take the long way round… ;)
     
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  11. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Where abouts are you? I noticed a post recently on Instagram of a shop in Barcelona that had made a really top job of restoring a preamp, perhaps there's someone local to you who could help you out.
     
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  12. Cícero Shmidt

    Cícero Shmidt pfm Member


    Hello. I'm in Brasil

    Other ideia is to change all the rear pannel. But I highly doubt someone have this part in mint condition somewhere.

    Other is to find a new old stock same preamp. When I bought this one, a friend of mine want the same. He can get this one and I buy the new one with the selling.
     
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  13. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    @Cícero Shmidt ^^^At the end of the day, I have to agree with that. I realise how disappointed you must be, but it's just one of life's lessons to be learned, this one being that Isopropanol is not a suitable cleaning agent for cleaning equipment panels, because it will take paint off; as suggested elsewhere, anti static foam cleaner is much safer and is very effective.
     
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  14. Cícero Shmidt

    Cícero Shmidt pfm Member


    Can you send me the instagram page? Maybe they can help me at distance
     
  15. Cícero Shmidt

    Cícero Shmidt pfm Member

    Thank you for the advice. I'm sure is among the best. I'm glad that so far I haven't screwed up anything trying to improve. I will surround myself with good opinions and certainties before acting. If I'm still insecure, I'll do nothing.
     
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  16. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Yeah, here is their website
    http://hifibarcelona.online/es/
     
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  17. Chris

    Chris pfm Member

    Try matte spray vinyl paint. The stuff car tuners use to paint wheels pink or gold. With very careful masking you could just leave a small rectangular background around the contacts. The beauty of this paint is that you can peel it off with a bit of judicious rubbing with your fingers so even if you make a complete hash of it you can start over from scratch. It can’t do any harm.
     
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