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Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Postby 13rebel » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:16 pm

I was advised by a member of this site to do it in the following manner, which is what I did. Get a piece of 15mm copper pipe about 6 inches long; hold the end over a flame to heat it (in my case I used the gas hob on the cooker); holding the other end of the pipe with a rag or similar around it as it gets hot; then, having secured the acetate sheet on the backboard, pierce the acetate with the heated pipe through the holes. I would imagine whatever method is chosen it can get a bit tedious but worth it in the end. I used a panel pin to make the screw holes.

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Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Postby widget2k4 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:14 pm

Perfect! !THUMBS!
Looks so much better and it works now, which is a big bonus. Quite easy to do once you start - leather punch kit is man's best friend. !!YABBADABBA!!
Thanks to everyone who helped. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Postby slotalot » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:28 pm

Top Job !!THUMBSX2!! there will be no stopping you now..lol. :D

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Re: Wonders allwin back plastic

Postby widget2k4 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:31 pm

Too right Stu. :)

It's amazing how much dirt there was under that old plastic and how clean it came with a bit careful cleaning.

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Re: allwin plastic backflash for defiant

Postby widget2k4 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:59 am

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Does anyone know where I can get some plastic sheeting that would be suitable for cutting and making a new backflash for a Defiant allwin?
This sort of stuff:
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Thanks.

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Re: allwin plastic backflash for defiant

Postby pennymachines » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:13 am

pennymachines wrote:You can buy coloured acrylic sheets from craft stores and various online shops. I buy UV-protected clear plastic off a roll at a garden centre (for making cloches etc.). You can then back-paint it to the exact colour/colours required.

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Re: Allwin plastic backflash for Defiant

Postby widget2k4 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:09 am

Never thought of painting it. :)
Thanks mate.

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Cutting holes in backflash

Postby alan57 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:10 pm

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I am finally getting around to putting a new backflash on my Bryans Fivewin.

As you only get one chance at making the ball release hole in the backflash, before making a mess of it, can anyone recommend a tried and tested way of getting the best result.

I intend firstly to glue the backlash in place, then when dry to cut the holes.

Any advice out there greatly accepted.

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Re: New Bryans Backflash ball release hole

Postby badpenny » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:36 pm

Put a light behind it to locate it and use a pin to pierce through the outline.
Tidy up with a hobby knife. !THUMBS!

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Re: New Bryans Backflash ball release hole

Postby pennymachines » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:58 pm

I'm not sure why you want to glue the backflash. The fittings should hold it in place perfectly adequately. Bowing and warping of old plastic flashes was caused by expansion, particularly when machines were operated outside in direct sunlight. Had they been glued, I think the plastic would still have moved, tearing off the underside graphics.


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