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WTB: Carver TFM-15 Faceplate

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Hello all,

 

Does anyone have a TFM-15 faceplate they would like to sell?

 

Mine is missing most of the lettering in the pushbutton area.

 

I’d even consider an entire unit as long as it has a nice faceplate. 

 

Thanks....Carter

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Bump....still looking for a nice faceplate. It doesn't need to be perfect but needs to have legible text.

 

Carter

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Sorry I can’t help you with this one. I have never owned any TFM amplifiers. Might have to find one on the bay........patience and persistence will pay off.......grin

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7 minutes ago, Dadvw said:

Sorry I can’t help you with this one. I have never owned any TFM amplifiers. Might have to find one on the bay........patience and persistence will pay off.......grin

 

Yes, I've got a search set up on Ebay.

 

I got it cheap locally because of the lettering issue. I've completely recapped it and it works great but that lettering issue is annoying. I'm not even sure what I'm going to use it for but I just can't pass up a good deal.

 

I may need to do some research on ways to get that lettering back on there.

 

Carter

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Server back up bump!

 

I'm still looking for a faceplate.

 

If finding another faceplate doesn't pan out has anyone ever done silk screening or any other lettering techniques to restore the lettering?

 

Carter

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Posted (edited)

 

On 5/11/2019 at 10:25 AM, Zenith4me said:

If finding another faceplate doesn't pan out has anyone ever done silk screening or any other lettering techniques to restore the lettering?

Back in the 60's we used to silk screen our own t-shirts so I'm familiar with the process. It's a lot of work for a one-off.

  • create the artwork/type and print it in black on a white background
  • mount the art on a mockup of the item to be printed
  • shoot a negative of the art at the size and in the location to be printed
  • cover the screen with photo resist and allow it to dry
  • place the negative over the screen on a vacuum table
  • expose the negative-covered screen to harden the non-print area
  • wash off the area that wasn't exposed leaving a negative image of the art
  • mount the finished screen
  • place the item to be printed under the screen and in the proper location
  • place the proper color ink on the screen and draw it across the print area with a squeegee
  • allow the ink to dry

 

Here's a video of the printing part of the process:

 

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Yes, I've watched a few videos on the process. Very involved which is why I'm hoping I can find a replacement faceplate.

 

Carter

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