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Re: Build an OND designed cab 'Metropolis'
« Reply #640 on: February 28, 2019, 05:09:10 am »
I stuck pinball buttons on the sides, they work great :)

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Re: Build an OND designed cab 'Metropolis'
« Reply #641 on: March 26, 2019, 11:36:51 am »
Hey vaderag,

Hope you've been well past couple of weeks!  I've had some burning questions ever since I began creating the art templates for the cab.  Whenever you get a moment I'd appreciate your advice regarding what you did with your CP.

1) Because the vinyl would cover the majority of the CP, did you not paint it black?  I ask simply because there's another thread where I see your cab black while the CP wasn't.
2) To make the vinyl application process easier, did you not screw in the CP side pieces until you applied the vinyl on the main CP to make it easier to wrap around the side edges without the side pieces getting in the way?  Was there anything unique about how/when you decided to screw in the side pieces within the steps of building?
3) The main CP vinyl was one flowing piece, correct?
4) The vinyl flows underneath into the bottom of the CP.  Did you extend the bottom vinyl length so it was tucked inside the main cab (so that it wouldn't peel or someone could grip it from beneath the CP?)

Thanks so much as always!!


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Re: Build an OND designed cab 'Metropolis'
« Reply #642 on: March 26, 2019, 01:31:24 pm »
Hey Tyler,

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1) Because the vinyl would cover the majority of the CP, did you not paint it black?  I ask simply because there's another thread where I see your cab black while the CP wasn't.
- I painted the whole lot in undercoat and only the edges in black of where the CP was sitting

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2) To make the vinyl application process easier, did you not screw in the CP side pieces until you applied the vinyl on the main CP to make it easier to wrap around the side edges without the side pieces getting in the way?  Was there anything unique about how/when you decided to screw in the side pieces within the steps of building?
My Side Panels of the CP arent screwed - they're held on with a frame and tension clips like this but bigger -
Vinyl was applied prior to them being clipped on

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3) The main CP vinyl was one flowing piece, correct?
Yes. It's not actually the whole thing thats covered, only about 3/4 but yes, one piece

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4) The vinyl flows underneath into the bottom of the CP.  Did you extend the bottom vinyl length so it was tucked inside the main cab (so that it wouldn't peel or someone could grip it from beneath the CP?)
It does go underneath. I've stapled it for extra hold, but dont think it needs it :)

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Re: Build an OND designed cab 'Metropolis'
« Reply #643 on: March 26, 2019, 03:46:05 pm »
Thank you!!

I still haven't figured out how you got the clips mounted but this could be due to having a late lunch and my brain ceasing to function  :).  So the clips are accessible from the outside and located on the underside?

What was your reasoning to use clips instead of screwing the side pieces permanently to the batons?  Was it because of the pinball flipper buttons?  All my buttons would be on the main top board so I'm wondering if there's some obvious red flag to screw in the CP sides that I haven't thought of.

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Re: Build an OND designed cab 'Metropolis'
« Reply #644 on: March 26, 2019, 04:00:29 pm »
Ha, nope. The clips are inside, accessed from the underside of the cp

The main reason was in fact for vinyl.
access, yes as well, for the pinball buttons s but also just for general wiring

But the vinyl most important - if I screwed it then it would mean I had to do that before applying vinyl, so that I could cover the screwheads and make flush which would have meant no overlap, potential to mess up the application

I'm sure there was another reason too, but escaping me right now!