Anyone know where Woo Audio gets their faceplates from?
Nov 18, 2008 at 6:12 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

aphexii

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I wonder if they could be thick ones from FPE (Front Panel Express), engraved without fill.

Anyone know?
 
Nov 18, 2008 at 7:32 PM Post #2 of 5

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Not anywhere accessible to the majority of us DIY'ers.
The milling can be done to a similar quality through FPE.
However, the key difference is that the anodizing/finishing was done to a higher standard than the pre-anodized sheets FPE cuts out from, and was done after the milling.


I think the cheapest anodizing service I've seen had a minimum order of $110.
That being said, I'm very appreciative of the services FPE provides, and I'm also very satisfied with the quality they provide as well.
 
Nov 18, 2008 at 8:12 PM Post #4 of 5

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You can take your plates to a local engraver/trophy shop. Most can engrave about anything you want. Some even have laser engraving now, so you could get almost anything you wanted. Those look laser engraved to me.
 
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Something I'm looking into to get an anodized look within the means of a DIYer is to use Alodine. I haven't tried it yet but it brushes on and bonds to the metal with either a goldish or clear finish. So someone could have their engraving done and do the Alodine themselves.
 

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