Unglued faceplate

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Unglued faceplate

Post by pcscote » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:43 am

I have received last week my DM42 (s/n: 00408) and I must say that I am impressed by the quality of the unit.
Unfortunately upon reception I noticed that the bottom left corner of my faceplate was unglued, I push it, but it refused to stay there.
Then the top left corner has the same issue, followed by the top right corner and today the complete faceplate came off.
Upon examination, you could feel that the glue on the back of the faceplate would never stick for a long time.
Now that I have removed (peel off) that glue, do you have any suggestion on what I may use to replace it ?
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Re: Unglued faceplate

Post by Geoff Quickfall » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:15 am


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Re: Unglued faceplate

Post by pcscote » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:07 pm

Thank you Geoff, this is exactly the information I was searching for.
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Re: Unglued faceplate

Post by Geoff Quickfall » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:56 pm

Happy new year Sylvain :D

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Re: Unglued faceplate

Post by pcscote » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:32 am

Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:56 pm
Happy new year Sylvain :D
Happy new year Captain Quickfall !!! :)
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Re: Unglued faceplate

Post by pcscote » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:03 am

Hello Geoff,
I finally received my double sided tape, applied as you indicated and it worked perfectly.
Now only time will tell if it stay there, will see ...
Thanks again Geoff.
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Re: Unglued faceplate

Post by c785 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:30 am

I did the 2mm 3M tape mod last night, let's see how it holds up. I fear that it will loosen itself from the keyboard (made of ABS) just like the original one. In that case, some roughening of the ABS with sand paper might be on order, but we'll find out sooner or later.

In any case, before I glued it all together, I took a chance and spray-coated the bezel with matte clear acrylic paint. It came out really well, visibility of the writing is as good as it ever was, and it's a noticeably smoother surface finish now, making me imagine that it will last longer. Again, time will tell.
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