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Reffc
25-03-2015, 10:44
I am pleased to be able to now offer a complete range of bespoke acrylic products made to the very highest standards. No job too small, or too big!

RFC has teamed up with a specialist manufacturer following a lengthy consultation and tendering process to be confident of bringing you the very best quality acrylic hifi products currently available for very reasonable prices. All designs are either by RFC or to customer specific specification. I am also happy to provide design services based on a statement of need in order that you get exactly what you want.

Typical sample prices and products include:


Turntable lids from as little as 85 plus P&P
Acrylic shelving in 10mm thick flame polished acrylic (please ask for a quote based on size/shape)
Headphone stands from as little as 40
Acrylic turntable mats and platters built to customer specification from as little as 85 (platter)
Bespoke DIY acrylic project casework from as little as 100 for a standard full sized component
CNC machines acrylic end plates and other one off fabrications
Bespoke Acrylic speaker stands


Please note that in terms of TT lids, I can produce replica lids for more hard to find TT lids such as Pink triangle's (very pink!) lid complete with cuts outs to exactly match the original, or for any other demanding specification in clear or coloured acrylics.

Please contact me with your requirements and I will be delighted to provide a quote and lead in time for delivery (from as little as one week).

The Barbarian
25-03-2015, 15:06
Great stuff Paul. However i have tried many fabrication companies that just cannot do absolutely perfect lid joints. Any chance of some Macro shots of joints please? I am extremely fussy, so fussy it's painfull :eyebrows:

Reffc
25-03-2015, 15:11
Great stuff Paul. However i have tried many fabrication companies that just cannot do absolutely perfect lid joints. Any chance of some Macro shots of joints please? I am extremely fussy, so fussy it's painfull :eyebrows:

I agree Andre. Finding a company that can do a proper job is tricky as there's many out there offering cheap heat formed joints and I no longer use those as they impart stress in the acrylic meaning that 3mm lids in particular can go off-square or ripple at the edges. I insist on proper mitred joints using "invisible" UV stabilised and set bonding agents. Very few companies offer this and its taken me ages to find and form a business relationship with the chosen specialists. That is based on the excellence of their work. I can assure you that in part due to my very tight tolerance specifications and their track record and superb workmanship, you wont buy better. I'm having a delivery next week of some pieces I've been working on for a client so will add photos when they arrive.

The Barbarian
25-03-2015, 15:16
Great stuff, even better with the Mitred Joints, My Michell 'Focus One' lid literally fell to pieces. The construction was same as the Pink Triangle lids Mitred..

:thumbsup:

Reffc
25-03-2015, 15:19
To be fair, Pink Triangle lids were not the best made things. Most seem to have cracked or fallen apart now. As for mitres, they remain the best way (apparently) of forming the joint due to high glue area, and its really the advancement of the bonding and curing agents over the past few years which has made the biggest improvements in strength. The company I deal with has developed their own bonding agent after investing considerable resources and time and they use it for high value museum and exhibition display casings.

The Barbarian
11-04-2015, 12:58
Have you got some Macro shots of these lid joints then Paul?

Reffc
11-04-2015, 14:56
Have you got some Macro shots of these lid joints then Paul?

I have some close shots but don't tend to look at lids using a macro lens ;) :lol:

Here's a few for you, and as you can see, nice neat mitre joints:

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n577/24pacman/IMG_9760_zpssqc1awiu.jpg

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n577/24pacman/IMG_9762_zpsiprhkyjg.jpg

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n577/24pacman/IMG_9764_zpsncsyr6dz.jpg

The Barbarian
11-04-2015, 15:04
They are good. Exactly the same as the lid i need to replace..

Thank god for that..

Reffc
11-04-2015, 15:28
They are good. Exactly the same as the lid i need to replace..

Thank god for that..

Thanks Andr'e

Happy to help if I can. These are available in two thicknesses: 3mm and 5mm (as pictured). 3mm is 125 and 5mm is 165. Delivery is a fixed price to anywhere in the UK (15)

Smegger68
05-05-2015, 02:41
Hi Paul,

I'm looking for a lid for a Pink Triangle LPT, what would that run me?

Regards,

James

Reffc
05-05-2015, 09:21
PM's James

Gazjam
05-05-2015, 13:17
For finish quality, UV bonding is the way to go for joints.
Went over to this at work for glass display cases, should be as good with plastics. Massive improvement in quality.

Bit specialised though, if turning over enough units a good investment to look into getting the kit in.
Cheaper in long run than subbing it out I reckon.

*edit*
Just noticed you use UV binding Paul.
Absolutely the best quality finish for joints you can get, totally invisible.

Reffc
05-05-2015, 15:13
For finish quality, UV bonding is the way to go for joints.
Went over to this at work for glass display cases, should be as good with plastics. Massive improvement in quality.

Bit specialised though, if turning over enough units a good investment to look into getting the kit in.
Cheaper in long run than subbing it out I reckon.

*edit*
Just noticed you use UV binding Paul.
Absolutely the best quality finish for joints you can get, totally invisible.

Absolutely Gary which is why I use it. One of the limitations though is that it depends (as you'd be aware) on decent light transmittance to bond properly which means that tints have to be post-applied using film to internal surfaces a la car window tinting. I have tried out smoked acrylic in 5mm with the UV process but it wont pass enough light to bond properly. Clear Acrylic done this way is as you say often used for pro-display casework, including that for museums and the like.

Radford Revival
05-05-2015, 17:11
Great looking lids Paul. I want one! The only problem is I currently don't have a turntable, do you do them for CD players? ;)

Reffc
05-05-2015, 18:02
Great looking lids Paul. I want one! The only problem is I currently don't have a turntable, do you do them for CD players? ;)

I can do them for anything you want Will ;):D

Worth mentioning for the style conscious that I can also make up acrylic turntable support plinths (adding isolation feet in sorbothane) or even complete hifi racks to custom order!