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DIY Technics dustcover

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Well, after picking up a Technics SL-1700 turntable with a busted dustcover I began to see if I could find a replacement. This was not a successful journey. After having a possible cutom one made go "incommunicado" I decided to see if I could make one myself.

 

After some serious web searching I found in a store in Syndey, as well as Melbourne, had a cover for another brand (Reloop) but very close dimensions of the Technics'.

 

So for $69 and some Dremel work at the hinge points to accept the old Technics hinges, I now have a new cover on this old turntable.

 

Happy days.....

 

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Great work, D!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

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Nice work. 

Good to know there is an affordable option.

 

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Good to know this exists as a viable option for us Techie users.

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Looks fantastic.....great work @Danyowski 👍

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Thanks for this. I just bought an SL-1700 with a really good original lid.

But it’s Smokey and opaque, and I’m not loving it. I want to see the platter and arm when closed.


Mr Relish

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Just a thought here,

Have you tried the polish they sell in auto parts stores for making plastic headlamp transparent again ?

I bet it could be of some use.

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On 21/12/2019 at 4:23 AM, georgesgiralt said:

Just a thought here,

Have you tried the polish they sell in auto parts stores for making plastic headlamp transparent again ?

I bet it could be of some use.

 

This stuff works well: https://www.ebay.com.au/i/263869985609?chn=ps

 

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On 21/12/2019 at 4:23 AM, georgesgiralt said:

Just a thought here,

Have you tried the polish they sell in auto parts stores for making plastic headlamp transparent again ?

I bet it could be of some use.

When I say it’s smokey and opaque, it’s not because it’s scratched. It’s a genuine grey smoke colour. I already have the Novus polish, but that would just make it Smokey, opaque and shiny.

Was the grey colour an original option ?

 

Mr Relish

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Great work on the DIY dust cover

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I now have bought and modded the reloop dust cover. Cost $69 and my time. Looks great.

A big thanks again to @Danyowski for this.

Also, I did try polishing the existing cover using Novus, but to no avail. Shiny and opaque.

The back hinge section is a lot clearer, maybe sunlight damage caused the cover to go opaque ?

 

Mr Relish

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