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Offline Fabius

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Dial Lamination
« on: July 04, 2016, 09:04:16 PM »
While surfing eBay for something else I came across a seller selling original dial plates with new laminated tops. Has anyone bought one or seen how they look up close?
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Dial Lamination
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 09:28:38 PM »
I have several dial plates with overlays (supplied by OPW): they look great and hold up very well. With the fingerwheel removed, it looks obviously like an overlay, but the edges of the fingerwheel hide the outside edges. The result is almost impossible to tell the difference between the overlay and the real thing.

The main candlestick in our dining room has one, and has been dialed almost every day for the past 2 1/2 years. Not once has it shown any sign of wear or damage.
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Offline Ktownphoneco

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Re: Dial Lamination
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 09:31:10 PM »
I've got a few of them that I use on what would otherwise be an unusable number plate.    If they're carefully positioned when installed, they look decent.    But any user with long finger nails will probably scratch the plastic before too long.    The one in the listing may have originated with "oldphoneworks".       They sell a number of different overlays for porcelain number plates, and they'r a lot cheaper than the one in the listing.       Here's a link to "oldphoneworks" web page showing that particular overlay.

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Re: Dial Lamination
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 12:02:34 AM »
Just to clear this up, the listed item is a number plate WITH an overlay applied to it, not just the overlay.

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Re: Dial Lamination
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 07:15:56 PM »
Is there a method anyone has tried to protect an existing, still in good condition, number plate? On my 302 the number 1 is just starting to fade a bit.