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 Post subject: Recreate Zenith R520/URR Tag
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 1:33 pm 
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Hi everyone,

My Zenith R520/URR is missing the metal id tag that should be on the front. I have a piece of aluminum that would work great, but I don't know how to print the design pattern on the metal.

Similar to this one, but not $60.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/312052687523

Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing?

Thanks,
Noah


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 Post subject: Re: Recreate Zenith R520/URR Tag
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 1:18 pm 
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I was thinking about using a stamp. Make my own out of rubber in the shape of the pattern and just use that.

What do you guys think?

Noah


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 Post subject: Re: Recreate Zenith R520/URR Tag
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 10:19 am 
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I've been looking at the same problem with a set I'm working on - I've been investigating silk screen printing one since that seems like how they were probably made back in the day. Mine is also etched though, so it has that added layer of complexity. I think the original one for mine was brass, etched, then nickel plated or something similar, then silk screened as a final step. I may just silkscreen it though since getting the etching right is likely to be quite difficult where the lettering is quite small.

The stamp might work, but it may also be a little bit imprecise for the finer parts...

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 Post subject: Re: Recreate Zenith R520/URR Tag
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 1:24 pm 
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Okay thanks for the tip. I had never heard about silk screening before. It turns out there is someone in town who does silk screening so I might go down there and see if she'd do it.

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Noah


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 Post subject: Re: Recreate Zenith R520/URR Tag
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 9:35 pm 
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No worries, keep us posted how you get on

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