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Author Topic: FT736R Front panel buttons - Advice/ Help  (Read 1545 times)
G0ORK
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« on: October 31, 2017, 01:49:50 AM »

I have replaced the display board and front panel on my ageing FT736R.
The front panel buttons are held in with a black foam - well in my case simply now a black sticky mess.

Advice please on what to replace this with as the buttons are now worse than the end of a loose antenna in the wind ....

Tnx 73, Steve
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K9YLI
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 08:04:36 AM »

pick up a  green 2M scrubbing  pad for cleaning dishies..  its sort of stiff woven material.
cut to shape of old  foam and      wah lah....(viola.. no thats a stringed instrument. )  .. some pads also have moslty sponge material but
there is a thick enough green  material to do the trick.  the green stuff is also used to polish copper to solder it.  as in fixing  car radiators.  a tiny chunck and a hemostat gets in between the tubes just fne.
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K4JJL
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 09:34:43 AM »

wah lah....(viola.. no thats a stringed instrument. )

It's actually spelled voilĂ .
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N4ATS
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 11:55:50 AM »

What I have been using for years is a product Home Depot or Lowes carries. It comes in different thicknesses and widths and has an adhesive backing which makes life VERY easy because you cut it to size, peel it and stick it on your front panel. Its called All-Weather Foam / Seal. Its purpose it to stop windows from air leaking in. Works better than factory foam.
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K9YLI
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 07:54:14 AM »

I know how its spelled... Is the weird pronounciation that doesnt match the spelling .
Its spelled    vee oh lah...  The french throw a lot of letters in their words that never gut used when spoken..
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