Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 802806 times)

Vitrolin

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2180 on: July 25, 2016, 06:32:46 PM »
I like it too....with the exception of that white washer.

i agree,
i see that alot someones makes an excelent enclosue design, and then ruins it with the plastic washer...why?
i dont like them so i throw them away.

stallik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2181 on: July 25, 2016, 06:38:36 PM »
Personal taste that's all. I have a particular fondness for the washers used by TC Electronics but they, I'm sure, are proprietary. The white ones just don't float my boat.
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vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2182 on: July 26, 2016, 11:33:15 AM »
I don't have a problem with the plastic ones. Obviously they don't add anything aesthetically, but in most cases I don't personally feel like they take anything away. Preferences  ;D
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2183 on: July 26, 2016, 02:00:04 PM »
ban the white washers... :icon_twisted:
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bloxstompboxes

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2184 on: July 26, 2016, 05:36:01 PM »
On a white pedal they look fine. Otherwise, for me it is hit or miss. I prefer a metal washer, but I'm not going out of my way to order or buy them because of it.

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bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2185 on: July 27, 2016, 03:07:04 AM »
I got myself some copper washers (plumbing supplies!).  Not sure how they'll end up in the long run.  I'm hoping for a charming patina, but they may just end up green...   ::)

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chuckd666

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2186 on: July 27, 2016, 03:47:55 AM »
Lookin' good to me! If they get a lil' patina that'll only add to the charm.  :icon_cool:

duck_arse

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2187 on: July 27, 2016, 10:28:12 AM »
if nothing else, blue, it'll keep the slugs away.
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statzern

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2188 on: July 27, 2016, 09:56:53 PM »
I like it too....with the exception of that white washer.

What do you use instead? I know they're pretty unsightly, but I've read they are pretty important in terms of stress relief on the switch. I wonder if they can be primed/painted?

chuckd666

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2189 on: July 27, 2016, 10:36:09 PM »
I've seen people paint them. I just get cheap similarly sized washers from the hardware and fang 'em in.

bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2190 on: July 28, 2016, 03:22:24 AM »
I've also got some red fibre washers.  Like the copper ones, they're smaller than the whiteys and blend in quite nicely with a red(-ish) case finish.

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GiovannyS10

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2191 on: September 08, 2016, 09:55:31 PM »
It's what we have for today. Yes i forget the pedal on the chloride, but be sincerely, was not too bad, no? Haha!

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2192 on: September 09, 2016, 05:22:20 PM »
Has anyone tried dying the washer?

Back in the 80's when I raced RC cars we would dye the nylon parts with RIT dye.

bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2193 on: September 10, 2016, 11:33:15 AM »
Could try dropping one in a chicken madras next time I have a curry?   ;D
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Perrow

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2194 on: September 13, 2016, 08:21:31 AM »
Could try dropping one in a chicken madras next time I have a curry?   ;D

Why, that sounds like a perfekt idea, thank you for that.

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2195 on: September 13, 2016, 11:12:46 AM »
seeing as it was yr birthday, perrow, we'll let you off with that one. [luckilly, I don't know any curry puns.]
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roseblood11

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2196 on: September 13, 2016, 05:03:28 PM »
I just dyed some knobs for my stratocaster. With coffee and tea, not much happened. Then I added a bit of curry...

stallik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2197 on: September 13, 2016, 06:05:48 PM »
Ah, the wonders of saffron. I recommend applying it with bare fingers while wearing white. Kitchen worktop is a suitable location and do invite the grandchildren to help. A slap dash approach is usually the most effective way to impress the wife...
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bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2198 on: September 14, 2016, 02:48:58 AM »
I like the way you think, Kevin. >:) Turmeric can be so colourful!

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Pettol

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2199 on: September 14, 2016, 08:25:40 AM »
My latest etch. Combining reversed etch and hammer paint turned out to be quite tricky. I'm satisfied with the result, but it's not perfect (I think you can see it on the knob labels).




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