[JN] whether you can solder like a pro, or not

Hans Hedal hans.hedal at post.cybercity.dk
Sat Feb 2 09:34:38 CST 2019


You say you will turn the dial upside down and paint it.

Another option would be to order prefab aluminium sheets with custom 
colour, thickness and shape.

It looks easy.


Hans


Den 31-01-2019 kl. 04:45 skrev bear via Sound:
> Yes!
>
> Lovely process!
>
> That machine must be pricey.
>
> But it still says in the description of the video "white painted meter 
> dials"...
>
> Regardless, in the last century, the meter faces were painted/coated.
> If you look at the coating outside the glass of the meter, it has a 
> very special "look".
> It's flat but seems to have a very fine "grain".
>
> What I need to do is to take existing meters, flip the meter face 
> over, paint white
> and then put the scale on. Likely I can manage to do the scale by one 
> or more means.
> One method is a slide water release decal. And that may not look right 
> because of
> the shiny nature of the decal.
>
> My backup plan is to print on some acid free paper and bang, glue it 
> to the meter
> face, then cut it out from the backside... that's been done before.
>
> But I'm still curious about that white paint...
>
>                               _-_-
>
> On 1/30/2019 9:47 PM, martin wrote:
>> I would guess that manufacturers do not paint them. They get 
>> colorbond sheet metal and stamp the dials out. Then print them.
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLPLyPlCN0
>>
>>
>> >Still need to paint meter faces, and zero online bonafide information.
>> Must be a closely held trade secret?
>>
>>                                     _-_-bear
>> martin
>
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