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Old 16th Oct 2020, 12:38 pm   #1
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Lightbulb Radio Knob Brights

Whilst recovering buttons on a chair I am upholstering an idea came into my head, the 19mm self cover buttons from a remnant shop are exactly the same profile and size as the button brights on my roberts radio, so with a careful cutting with a dremel or similar to remove back would make replacement brights. I suppose you could go further and plate them gold, just a thought.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 2:28 pm   #2
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Default Re: Radio Knob Brights

Another source of brights is Tactile Switches. Theses 12mm switches reveal 9.5 / 10mm bronze coloured disk. Using a small jewellers screwdriver lever the ring out of the top of switch. Disk's have a slight bevel. I have some switches to spare if anyone needs the brights I can offer some for postage.

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Old 18th Oct 2020, 5:31 pm   #3
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Default Re: Radio Knob Brights

to add to this, does anyone know a way to replace the 'bush' style knob brights as fitted to the DAC90A? Not a disc, but a sort of ring.
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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 12:15 pm   #4
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Another source of brights is Tactile Switches. Theses 12mm switches reveal 9.5 / 10mm bronze coloured disk. Using a small jewellers screwdriver lever the ring out of the top of switch. Disk's have a slight bevel. I have some switches to spare if anyone needs the brights I can offer some for postage.

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I would be really keen to get some of these, will happily pay postage or can you reveal your source?
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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 10:08 pm   #5
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Hi. Is it the switches you require? Or the brights inside? I can take out the brights if that is all you need. Also how many? I can send say 6 switches or 6 brights for postage. What your address ?

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