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Old 12th August 2006, 03:29 PM   #21
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The plastic smells like acrylic. Is it?
It probably is judging by its hardness, but I think it smells like CA. Probably not too good to breath the dust in either way.

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BUT, your copper face plate is even nicer. A beauty
Thank you.

I really only used copper because I can get free bits of it at work. Theres also a sheer there I can trim them down with. The aluminum end plates for the Penn enclosure are $2 each, so I was just being cheap. I do like the look however. The copper is sealed with a nice coat of DEFT.
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It's almost certainly PMMA (poly-methyl-methacrylate).
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Old 12th August 2006, 03:56 PM   #24
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Its a wood finish, but also works wonders on metals too. Theres a better product called StayBrite made specifically for copper and bronze, but its rather expensive and not available locally.


This can says semi-gloss, but I used regular gloss.
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Hi theAnonymous1,
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The copper is sealed with a nice coat of DEFT.
Now that fixes a problem I've had for years. Faceplate metal tarnishing. Most sprays do odd things after a while. Thanks!

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If you don't mind paying a little more, I suggest the StayBrite over DEFT even though it does a great job. StayBrite is formulated to keep copper, brass, and bronze from tarnishing over time.

http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/product...rings_id=10260
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Hi theAnonymous1,
After all the work you can put into a faceplate, that is not expensive.

I'll look locally to see if I can find it. Thanks again!

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Old 14th August 2006, 02:01 AM   #28
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Default theAnonymous1 AMP3 based amp

AMP3 based amp

Please tell me more about that copper amp.
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Not much to tell about it really. Only thing inside is an assembled AMP3 from 41hz.com. The power supply is a line lump style switching supply.

Nothing special about the chassis either, its just a $9.50 Penn project box from parts express. I've had the enclosure for some time but needed new ends for it and didn't want to buy more so I just used some scrap copper I got from work.

I was just trying to be cheap but I did turn out rather nice. The whole project cost under $100.
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