looking for a thread describing vellum replacement

Discussion in 'Marantz Audio' started by maclvrbr, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. maclvrbr

    maclvrbr AK Subscriber Subscriber

    please send link as I have searched for one thanks


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  2. Steven Tate

    Steven Tate AK Subscriber Subscriber

    N. Richland Hills, TX
    What model? In general, on the Marantz units I have worked on, remove knobs, remove corner screws and retaining nut to remove faceplate, Smokey dial cover and bezel come off with faceplate. Lift dial pointer off of its track (careful! The dial pointer is brittle with age and very fragile.) Remove small screws that hold plastic dial face to chassis. Gently pry dial plate off of chassis - it may have adhesive between it and chassis. The velum is on the back of the dial face and attached with adhesive. Remove velum and use isopropyl alcohol and cotton swabs to remove all old adhesive. I use a product called iCraft SuperTape or Thermoweb Supertape in 1/8” width to adhere the velum to the dial face and to adhere the dial face to the chassis. It is a strong, thin double sided tape available on Amazon.
    Use 48# translucent white velum. Some people use two layers, especially if they are using LED’s. I generally don’t. Once it is taped to the dial face, place another layer of Supertape and stick dial face on chassis so that the holes for small screws line up. Replace the small screws that hold dial face to chassis. At this point, you should remove the rear covers from the meters and remove the yellowed velum from them. Use the old pieces as a pattern to cut new velum pieces for the back of the meters. I use small pieces of masking tape at the edges to secure the new velum to the meters. Replace the cans on the back of meters, replace dial pointer, replace faceplate and knobs. You should be good to go.
    This is from memory, which is not always reliable. If anyone sees an error or a better way to do it, please chime in.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
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  3. OFrank

    OFrank New Member

    Thank you Steven. Great explanation!
  4. yohalfprice

    yohalfprice Active Member

    Salt Lake City
    I replaced mine about 5 years ago when I replaced the bulbs. I used Reynolds parchment paper from the grocery store, the type designed for use in the oven. Others here recommended it as an alternative and it worked very well. My thread is here: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index....replaces-some-bulbs-on-a-marantz-2285.513537/

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  5. Kennycopter

    Kennycopter New Member

    Tampere, Finland
    Hi all! Great description by Steven Tate.

    I just recently changed vellum papers for a 2270 and a 2226b, used transparent paper available at a book store, hobby stores also carry them. It´s the paper meant for draw and write through for children etc. I would not recommend this paper if using standard bulbs. The heat will probably fry it brown after awhile. I went with LED´s for both receivers so heat will not be an issue anymore. If you go with regular bulbs I would say oven-proof paper would be the way to go.
  6. Zenith4me

    Zenith4me AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Near Seattle, WA


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  7. satellite

    satellite AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Boise Idaho
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