Fixing Faded Knobs
From detritu–(at)–x.netcom.com Mon Jul 31 16:55:02 CDT 2000
From: Lord Valve
Subject: Re: Faded Fender Amp Knobs (what I did)
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 00:04:10 -0600
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The numbers on some of those knobs are waterproof,
and some aren’t. On the ones that are actually cut
down into the surface of the plastic, you can restore
them using this stuff called “Laquer-Stik.” Camera
technicians use these crayon-looking thingies to
restore the paint (that has worn away from finger
acid) in engraved camera markings (on lenses,
adjustments, etc.) They come in a shitload of colors.
Probably someone who posts here knows which
camera NG the camera-fixin’ dudes hang out on, and
you can post there for info on where to get ’em. I
have a few I bought 20 years ago, and I haven’t used
’em up yet.
> About my question about how to clean up the numbers on my faded Fender
> amp knobs that were too dark for me to see anymore. Thanks everyone for
> the advice.
> I ended up following RonSonic’s advice which was basically to remove
> them, soak them in Windex, and use a toothbrush. So actually, I didn’t
> really soak them for very long at all. I just put them one at a time
> into a very shallow container, sprayed the knob down with Windex, then
> after a few seconds brushed them with the toothbrush, then dried it off
> real good, and put it back on the amp and got the next knob. Might have
> taken about 1/2 hour for 6 of them.
> Now I can see the numbers great in a badly lit room, while not wearing
> any glasses! I’m glad I didn’t resort to buying new knobs.
> Thanks RonSonic, that did the trick. It just took me several days to
> get off my butt & do it.
> Next time try shortening it to “BAH” –Dogbert