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Coniferman

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:45 pm Reply with quote

Is there any solution for replacing rubbed off numbers on a dial. I don't think most of them would take another good clean.

FWIW its an ELBA (delonghi) PXDO60 electric cooker.

I am wondering if someone supplies stick-on labels or something???
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:12 am Reply with quote

could you engrave the numbers back on and then rub a hard wax into the engraved area to highlight it.?
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Coniferman

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:12 am Reply with quote

ah - seems partmaster can supply a replacement for the panel, for a mere £55 delivered icon_eek.gif

Any better suggestions?
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Coniferman

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:15 am Reply with quote

wms wrote:
could you engrave the numbers back on and then rub a hard wax into the engraved area to highlight it.?


Thanks for the suggestion but you haven't seen my hand-writing icon_lol.gif

I have considered printing something off but I cannot imagine it looking good.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:17 am Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:21 am Reply with quote

Coniferman wrote:
ah - seems partmaster can supply a replacement for the panel, for a mere £55 delivered icon_eek.gif

Any better suggestions?


Quote:
OUCH
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:55 am Reply with quote

Can you print them onto transfer paper & then sick on new ones?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:01 am Reply with quote

Have you considered "Letraset".

I expect its still available at craft shops.
You clean the area, rub down the number, overrub it with the backing paper to fix it better.

OR get some enamel paint (little airfix type pot) and paint markings on?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:18 am Reply with quote

I have exactly the same problem on a 2 year old SS cooker facia. I think itís a fairly common problem on modern appliances & my manufacturer, like yours, has shown a complete lack of interest or concern. I am going to try the Letraset route but I suspect it wonít last that long.

Avoid using spray cleaners; some have the capability to remove even hardwearing industrial lacquer finishes on doors & worktop surrounds.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:49 am Reply with quote

Once Letraset has been applied, you can also get a spray on lacquer to protect it.

Now then, how can I say this without getting banned.....

If you post a picture of your knob others may know where you can get a replacement or suggest other fixes. icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

OOPS! I meant the dial from your cooker, lol.
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Coniferman

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:27 pm Reply with quote

mattylad wrote:
If you post a picture of your knob others may know where you can get a replacement or suggest other fixes. icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif


If you are desperate to see my knob, refer back to the 5th post in this thread - there is a link. I'm afraid it's quite small - well the numbers are. icon_lol.gif

The numbers are on a piece of SS facia behind the knobs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:32 pm Reply with quote

jj4091 wrote:
Can you print them onto transfer paper & then sick on new ones?


I don't see how going to all the effort of printing new numbers, and then being sick on his knob is going to help very much.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:58 pm Reply with quote

2scoops0406 wrote:
jj4091 wrote:
Can you print them onto transfer paper & then sick on new ones?


I don't see how going to all the effort of printing new numbers, and then being sick on his knob is going to help very much.

Whatever floats your boat icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:05 pm Reply with quote

Just stick some insulating tape bits on with numbers written in permanent pen lol

Anyway, it's a cooker, the numbers won't matter, its a womans thing & they ignore numbers anyway, they just turn it up to the same place & calculate different times depending. icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:43 pm Reply with quote

Oh, yeah, my wife just turns the dial all the way around, I think it has something to do with her job at the crematorium.
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