What's the best way to apply a marquee?


#1

what’s the best way to keep this panel smooth as possible if i where to top mount my modded Ls32? i’m going to apply a marquee instead of plexi but i don’t want it to show any screw or creases from the hole where the stick goes.

another option is bottom mounting my but i’ve never bottom mounted.


#2

dude do you have any photo’s or something your question has too much BS keep it short and sweet if you want a reply


#3

there you go.


#4

You could always use a router to cut a slot or the mounting plate to sit in. That way you could have it flush with the rest of your panel.

Oh, and counter-sink your screws


#5

yea i’ve done that with the other boxes i’ve made i’ve just never applied a marquee before so i don’t know how much it forgives. if i do it like i always have will it show the creases from the edge where the flush mounted plate meets the mdf?


#6

Way to contribute.

Marquees show imperfection fairly easily in my experience. If you have access to a mill, that would do wonder to get an even, countersunk surface for your mounting plate to rest in.


#7

you could route your joystick mounting plate a few mmm lower than the wood surface, screw/bolt it down with countersinks then add a cardboard/wood/plexi panel over your mounting plate to make it flush with your control panel, then apply marquee.


#8

Why not just apply the marquee on top of the plexi or thin piece of MDF and then have the top layer be held in place with screw-in buttons. Done, no seams or screws showing.

EDIT: duh, forgot about the edges of the panel. :confused:


#9

is vinyl as durable as a marquee? get a vinyl print from like kinkos and press it on with some adhesive. will it show the same imperfections?

thanks everyone for trying to help out - i appreciate it.