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Would like to duplicate the front glass on McIntosh MC7106 amp
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Old 12th May 2018, 07:12 PM   #1
gto127 is offline gto127  United States
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Default Would like to duplicate the front glass on McIntosh MC7106 amp

Hello All, Have this McIntosh MC7106 that FED EX damaged about 4 months ago. I'm on what supposed to be a 6 month waiting list for front glass but when I called lady said that was just estimate and could be much longer. I think this could be closely duplicated. A local sign shop said they could get it close but the labor to do would be about what I'd pay MCIntosh. What I was thinking is if someone had a vey good picture in no ways skewed or better yet if someone could scan their front face of their 7106 I think I could get a transparency and print then glue to back of acrylic. If anyone has this model and would be willing to scan or take very good pic with it on(in order to get colors right). I will be much appreciative and share the results of this. Thanks
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Old 12th May 2018, 08:35 PM   #2
Pygmy is offline Pygmy  Netherlands
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I have absolutely no experience with this, but would it maybe be possible to have a glass panel laser engraved?
I googled and at least here locally there seem to be quite some shops that are able to laser engrave glass panels..?
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Old 12th May 2018, 09:11 PM   #3
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I don't think it's laser engraved. I forget what it's called but looks like a back coating on the glass. The sign shop here said they would do it with self adhesive vinyl onto glass but setting up all the stuff on front panel with some of it being semi transparent without anything to go by except a few pieces of broke glass and internet pics would be the problem.
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Old 13th May 2018, 01:27 PM   #4
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A few years ago I had a Kenwood 700M front glass made. A silk screen shop did it for me. They matched the color, lettering and logo perfectly. The cost was $90 for 1 and $120 for 10. I furnished the glass which cost maybe $25 for the 10 pieces.

The first attempt was a sign shop with the adhesive vinyl. It looked terrible.
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Old 13th May 2018, 03:34 PM   #5
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You can use UV print, it's basically a printing method similar to ink jet but that uses an array of UV LEDs to harden the 'ink'. The various color layers should be duplicated from the original glass and printed mirrored on the inside. This is the closest to how it's originally done (with a series of silk screen prints). That being said I suppose the biggest problem would be drilling the various holes...
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Old 13th May 2018, 06:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for letting me know about this. I will avoid the adhesive vinyl and try and find a silk screen type print shop. I will still need to find a really good picture or scan of this though as broke glass isn't too good for the print shops to go by.
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Old 14th May 2018, 04:27 PM   #7
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If you are good with a graphics program such as Photoshop, you can re-create the artwork even from a broken glass as long as you can keep it in one piece (to get the positions and dimensions of the artwork right). The problem is finding a place where you can scan the whole thing precisely.
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Old 14th May 2018, 08:14 PM   #8
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The glass on this is shattered and in pieces in a bag. It only has 2 large pieces left. I was hoping someone else out there had one of these and would scan with a hand scanner as a printer scanner would be way too small. May just have to go with internet pics. I used to be ok with Photoshop but haven't used it in years.
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Old 14th May 2018, 09:41 PM   #9
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you really do need good footage of the front, no bitmap, vectorgraphics. retrace it if possible
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Old 16th May 2018, 12:32 AM   #10
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Here was best I could put back together-just not enough to scan. Many pieces were missing backing or just too small to put together. Would be nice if a mac worker or owner had a scan or perfect pic of this amp.
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