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    A1200 / A600 Modulator RF Shield Cover Label at Amiga Kit Amiga Store

    Do you have an old rusty or corroded metal modulator RF shield cover? Then cover it with this brushed effect steel label.

    Features colour double tick logo.

    Peel off the adhesive backing to attach to your A1200 / A600 modulator metal RF shielding surface.

    Direct Link Here:

    https://amigakit.amiga.store/product...ducts_id=12650

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    Is this a paper sticker with the brushed steel look printed on it (ie. the effect is part of the graphic that's printed on the label), or is it an brushed steel label with the rainbow tick printed on it?

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    Is there a response from Amigakit coming soon, or should I not bother waiting?

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    Based on the looks of it, the description on the site and foremost the low price tag, it is just a sticker that looks like metal.
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    Whether its metal or paper the effect looks a lot nicer than the rusty top it covers and at the price it is a good deal and a smart bit of innovation made for those that don't want to see a rusty interior in their A600/A1200's.

    Someone has used their heads and made a decent looking alternative to the rusty top that greets many of us when we open our Amiga's and this sort of thing would be great to add to an order/purchase at the same time to save on postage (I would think).

    Even I can see that Amigakit does try to do what they can for their customers and I'm a Cranky old git when it comes to companies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen1 View Post
    Whether its metal or paper the effect looks a lot nicer than the rusty top it covers and at the price it is a good deal and a smart bit of innovation made for those that don't want to see a rusty interior in their A600/A1200's.

    Someone has used their heads and made a decent looking alternative to the rusty top that greets many of us when we open our Amiga's and this sort of thing would be great to add to an order/purchase at the same time to save on postage (I would think).

    Even I can see that Amigakit does try to do what they can for their customers and I'm a Cranky old git when it comes to companies
    ..it's NOT the right way to hide it instread of cleaning it!
    proper solution is to desolder it, take a sand paper, clean the rust off and paint it!
    What comes up next? Hide Your leaked battery instread of repair Your motherboard? Pfff
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    @DjCook, I just use fabreeze to get rid if the fishy smell and turn up the TV to 100 - works fine
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    [/QUOTE]
    ..it's NOT the right way to hide it instread of cleaning it!
    proper solution is to desolder it, take a sand paper, clean the rust off and paint it!
    What comes up next? Hide Your leaked battery instread of repair Your motherboard? Pfff[/QUOTE]

    Whoa there!

    And how many Amiga owners own desoldering equipment or have the skills to remove the modulator in one piece?
    You know as well as I do that it requires a lot of heat to remove the body due to the large ground plane that its soldered to, there is also having to remove all the nuts from the sockets so that you can separate the shield from the motherboard. I would imagine that alone would prevent the average user from wanting to try it themselves much like changing the caps where they have to get someone else to do it for them.

    For an experienced person, what you say is correct if you have nothing better to do with your time but for the average user it is way too awkward and has the chance to do more harm to the motherboard than anything else.

    And as for an Amiga with a leaky battery, now that is something completely different and it also helps if you have the skills and equipment to remove, neutralise and repair any damage that may have been done and ensure that the board is cleaned thoroughly and dried before powering it up again.

    I know you are a competent and skilled user but you should really have known the above and not jumped in with such a stupid comment when you know that so many people have to send their Amiga's off to get the caps replaced which is a lot easier than removing the TV Modulator in one piece.

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    @acherion
    It is a brushed-steel look thin sticker with double-tick printed on. It is not made of paper.

    @DJcook
    Of course we recommend sanding off rust before applying the sticker in bad cases of rust. Otherwise you will get lumps underneath the surface.
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