Shaft cover?


#1

I just bought a clear dustwasher for my TE fightstick and I was wondering if it was the right one?

What I bought : Tek-Innovations Arrow Dustwasher, Clear for JLF with Shaft Cover

Or should I have gotten the one that didn’t require shaft cover and when do joysticks not have a shaft cover(I am guessing cabs?).

Thanks guys.


#2

The only difference between the dust washer for the one with shaft cover is it has a bigger center hole to accommodate/fit the shaft cover.


#3

The difference in hole diameter is actually rather significant. Without the proper one not only would it look obviously off and be rendered pointless, but it’ll also slide around a whole bunch.


#4

Just imagine a dust washer that has a gap on a bare joystick shaft due to a bigger hole, it won’t keep the dust out/do it’s intended purpose properly.


#5

Your TE has Sanwa JLF with Shaft Cover.


#6

Thanks again JDM I was double checking. Common sense told me when I spun around my shaft cover while holding my balltop but I wanted to make sure.


#7

But you can remove it if you want.
Then just get Dust Disc made for without Shaft Cover.


#8

Then what is the point of a shaft cover then? I’m probably going to take it off and paint it. What kind of paint should i use… just spraypaint?Thanks.


#9

Even normal Sanwa JLF come without Shaft Cover.
Shaft Cover is just an add-on.


#10

i like the chrome look of not having a shaft cover. makes it look like a vintage arcade stick


#11

No shaft cover for any of mine either.
I like it raw! :badboy:


#12

Just FYI.

Here is the link madcatz store website. It has multiple colored TE bezels and multiple colored JLF stick shaft covers and dust washers. It’s worth a look.

Arcade Sticks Parts - GameShark Store


#13

The point of a shaft cover is to keep corrosion from setting in.

Most people don’t like the chrome to become cruddy or the shaft metal to rust…

Every stick equipped with a JLF or JLF-clone that I’ve ever bought has always had the shaft cover.

The only Japanese sticks that I know of that don’t have shaft covers are JLW’s and LS-32’s. You have to custom-make shaft covers for those sticks. All other sticks come with shaft covers or the covers are an option.

To paint the shaft cover — which I wouldn’t; I’d get a colored shaft cover instead — you have to buy paint for metal. Rustoleum and Krylon have tons of paint colors for metal that are enamel variety…


#14

VOLTECH does powdercoating for Shafts.
It is cool.


#15

Powdercoating is cool!

Probably better looking than plastic or paint for sure!


#16

I wonder how much of you guys got rust in the shaft. (and i wonder if i can use mine that way with no worries)