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Marshall amps - bent "gold" facia strips

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by N Cook, Aug 12, 2007.

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  1. N Cook

    N Cook Guest

    Bent away from the chassis, but not creased. These facia are relatively
    thick and have quite a forceful set (springiness) in the bend. Other than
    contact glue and clamping back is there a pre-treatment in the way of
    annealing the metal or something to remove the set. ? Otherwise it is likely
    strong enough to overcome the glue, as metal to metal.
  2. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    If you heat it it will discolor. Just glue it. I had the same thing happen
    to an old Master Lead 50 that I used to own. Glued it and that was the end
    of it.
  3. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    On the older amps and the valve tops, the cabinet holds the fascia tight
    against the chassis, on the newer stuff it doesn`t and the gold panel
    can bend as you withdraw the chassis. I spose the correct way to do it
    is the remove all the knobs etc, flatten the panel by rolling it the
    'wrong way' then refit it. And be more careful removing the chassis next
    time :^)

  4. N Cook

    N Cook Guest

    This was pre-existing , I tend to use a couple of strips of celluloid at the
    ends on replacing, when tight, to reduce problems of catching.
    I am thinking of chamfering, edge relieving, the aluminium edges slightly
    with all these sort of clad facia amps with an old carpenter's spoke-shave
    or plane or even just the corners back an inch or so - any thoughts ?
  5. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    Yes, I'm thinking you shouldn't be altering/modifying anyones possibly
    precious (to them) gear, without asking them first.

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