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    Join Date: Aug 2012

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    I'm Philip.

    Default Re-lettering/stenciling on old amp

    Hi,

    if the kettering on the facia of an old amp has started to ruby off, is there anyone that can redo this after a repant?

    How do people reapply the facia lettering after a repaint?

    thanks

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    Probably the best way would be to use Letraset rub-on lettering (or one of the alternatives available) having the font and style closest to the original lettering. It's not easy to use - keeping the correct spacing and making sure the lettering is horizontal is tricky, but can be done with care.

    Afterwards, the newly applied lettering needs to be protected with a clear protective coating to prevent it being worn off with time.
    Barry

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    Letraset - that's a word I haven't seen in a lot of years! Didn't know it still existed. Been through a few sheets of that in my time, very comprehensive range of fonts/sizes
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    The original will have been screen printed. Getting a one off done will be near on a no no..

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    When I wanted a new decal for a Goldiring Lenco 88 turntable I tried a local signs company who made a vinyl stick on for me - but I could provide the original if scruffy Lenco decal for them to scan. Admittedly I ordered 10 knowing others would want one or two which kept the cost down. They worked out at just over 4 each.



    Might be worth a try.

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    Looks great that. I bet your gonna be shitting ya pants when it comes to cutting the fixing hole & indicator lens holes out

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    Letraset may no longer be available, but there are other rub-down dry letter transfer sheets available.
    Barry

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    That was the nice thing about those early Trio amps, The lettering was pressed into the fasia & then filled with colour.. No Printing

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