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Mr. Bean, Are the faceplates you make just etched f4?....
« on: March 17, 2011, 09:11:13 AM »
if so how do you get the etch areas all black? Also I noticed one your faceplates looks silver rather than copper was this just the lighting?
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Re: Mr. Bean, Are the faceplates you make just etched f4?....
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 11:14:01 AM »
I etch them on FR4 that has a black backing. The silver coating is actually a tinning solution---the same that's applied to all the hand-made boards I do. Basically, it's just like a PCB except with graphics.
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Re: Mr. Bean, Are the faceplates you make just etched f4?....
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 04:56:43 PM »
Thanks for the info. Where and what kind of tinning solution do you use?
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Re: Mr. Bean, Are the faceplates you make just etched f4?....
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 05:17:36 PM »
MG Chemicals Liquid Tin. It is sometimes available on Mouser, which is where I get it from.
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Re: Mr. Bean, Are the faceplates you make just etched f4?....
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 06:46:10 AM »
do you know if there's any chance of buying those fancy boards with black backing on Europe?
(maybe I should start asking where do you buy them...)
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Re: Mr. Bean, Are the faceplates you make just etched f4?....
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 07:15:10 AM »
ABCFAB on eBay. I don't think he ships international, though. Not sure.
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Re: Mr. Bean, Are the faceplates you make just etched f4?....
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 02:17:51 PM »
ok, thanks!
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Re: Mr. Bean, Are the faceplates you make just etched f4?....
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 10:05:26 AM »
He does ship, its just fucking expensive.
I have a board or two I could spare (blue, black) for you to at least try it before committing to expensive shipping.