I have just bought a new TV (32" SONY Wega widescreen) and it
unfortunately suffered a small accident when it was being carried through
our door when a small piece of the silver coloured plastic casing, just
below the screen, got broken off. We effected a repair using cyano-acrilate
superglue to replace the cracked-off piece but the join is very noticeable
as the line of the crack is a darker color (a black line) than the rest of
the silver coloured chassis.
I would be interested to learn what the best technique would be to
disguise the crack. I would have though that there must be a product
(perhaps a paint or lacquer) that could be applied to the crack to match the
color of the casing material and make the crack invisible by filling it with
the appropriate color.
All advice willingly received....
Thanks in advance
steveharvey [at] dsl [dot] pipex [dot] com
This has to be a very common thing. I've witness case cracking on a 35"
just trying to position it on the stand. It broke under its own weight. My
25" was broken by the store somewhere along the line.
Live with it.
On 1/24/2005 6:52 PM US(ET), Steve Harvey took fingers to keys, and
typed the following:
You can go to a hobby store and pick up some Testor's model paint in
silver color. There is also a silver paste that can be used to cover the
crack and then buffed. It is more of a hard wax than a paint, though.
does it lend itself to making the whole bottom piece black? Mask
and spray. Use flat black to make it all blend as a shadow line.
I would think that it would blend better than trying to match
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
Those are heavy brutes, I will never know why Sony never moulded decent hand
grips into the base. The ones they do have cut into your fingers. Even worse
is a Philips 32" flat tube, they have nothing to grip them with. Your
fingers start slipping as soon as you try to pick it up. I have resorted to
strapping Sony and Philips to a two wheel cart so that there is a metal
frame to hold onto and wheels for flat areas.
Large-screen TVs are not supposed to be man-portable,
they're supposed to be moved using dollys. If they put hand-grips
on them, that would imply that they *WERE* man-portable, and then
they'd be liable when you broke your fool neck trying to carry the
the damn thing up the stairs.
You are a member of a tool-using species. Act like it.
It sounds great but without handholds it is risky to even lift onto a dolly
or up onto a stand. At least Sony provided a rudimentary grip for your
fingers to dig into, Philips has next to nothing.
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