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ARC/CESSNA Audio Panel - Faceplate insert                                       (Price $25.50)

Material - .020" Matte black / white text, 1 piece. Backed with double faced tape for easy installation.


ARC/CESSNA AUDIO PANEL - Faceplate installation directions

Before you begin: Check to see if you received the proper faceplate insert. Are the numbers the same as your radio? Does it fit correctly? Although the holes and text will be the same, many faceplate manufacturers made different widths or heights of the same faceplate. (Just to make life a little more interesting)

1. Have this insert installed by an avionics shop if you do not have all the proper tools, are not a qualified technician or are not sure you are capable of doing this job. 

If your faceplate needs painting, remove it from the radio. Otherwise, go to #9.

3. Tape the back from any paint over spray. Do not tape the inside lip area as this has to be painted.
4. Fill any dents with a plastic auto body filler or similar material.
5. Lightly sand with a fine grit sandpaper for good paint adhesion.
6. Paint the faceplate with a quality paint such as Krylon's 1613 Semi Flat Black paint. If you want a silver border around the outer rim use a Testors' silver paint stick. They are found in most hobby stores.
7. Remove the protective tape.
8. Remove the old decal. This will let the light for the text to show through the new insert.
9. Remove the double face tape backing from the new insert.
10. Place the new inserts onto faceplate. Reinstall faceplate and knobs onto the radio.
11. Tell all your aircraft buddies about Aircraft Engravers and place the enclosed sticker on the metal case for future reference.
Aircraft Engravers 151 North Granby Rd. Granby, CT 06035
Phone: (860) 653-2780    Fax: (860) 653-7324    E-mail: info@engravers.net    Web site: engravers.net

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