Mr- 78 tuner bezel

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  1. greymatter

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    The plastic bezel on the face of my 78 has come off . Just curious of what I should use to reattach it to the glass . Adhesive or a expoxy or glue ? What do the pros use ?
     
  2. Pio1980

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    Is Aileen's tacky glue appropriate for this? Otherwise some sort of contact cement?
     
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  3. damacman

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    Double sided tape is what McIntosh used.
     
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  4. greymatter

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    Thx for the reply gang , tried the 2 sided tape with not much success
     
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  5. MACKIE1975

    MACKIE1975 Well-Known Member

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    There are many type of double sided tape. 3M is the best especially the industrial grade.
     
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    You can also look for the 3M automotive type
     
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  7. damacman

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    Why not run it sans bezel? Much cleaner ...

    You'll have to clean the glass perfectly with alcohol in order to get the tape to stick.
     
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    Thx just finished cleaning all my gear with 99% isopropyiene. What a difference on the components .
     
  9. N8Nagel

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    Careful on silkscreened surfaces with that! I do it too, but be aware that can lift lettering on dial glasses etc. Now if it's screened on the backside like most are cleaning the front with isopropanol is perfectly fine.
     
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  10. jlovda

    jlovda Things I loved from the 60's and 70's

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    Spray or dampen the rag, NOT the glass. It was earlier mentioned that excess cleaner flowing down under the lower metal strip is what causes the paint lifting along the bottom.
     

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