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Technics Turntable SL 1200 M3D Damaged top case

This may seem like a crazy question because it basically just about the look. I purchased the above turntable used for my late teenage son who wants to give a shot at some small DJ engagments. The turntable came damaged. The upper aluminum shell on one corner was scraped and gouged on 2 sides. I have been able to buff it smooth with some 500 grit sandpaper but need to fill in the gouges, reshaped the corner a little bit and hope to find some paint that is close to feather it in. Long story - and filing a freight claim may be more trouble than it is worth.

Any tips about fixing this before I start messing with this.

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  • deeciple Mar 05, 2009

    Do the faceplates generally stick out much? Or are they pretty flush with the rubber base?

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Your on the right track, however, a simpler solution would be to just buy a Faceplate for the unit.

You can purchase FACEPLATES @ 1200s.com
Although these are for the SL1200MK2 series - they don't make them for the SL1200M3D - you will have to drill a hole about 3/4" next to the pitch control, to make room for pitch reset button.

Or, if you want some tips on fixing and sanding, check out the following FORUM.

- Davis
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www.REPAIRNYC.com
DJ PRO AUDIO

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