Author Topic: Quad 303 restoration  (Read 10363 times)

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #255 on: July 12, 2019, 02:09:30 PM »
This looks like an cheap and easy root not sure if this was mentioned before
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Classic-45Wrms-ch-amplifier-PCB-Quad-303-kit-set-of-three-pieces-/321469269352

Yip that is the cheap and easy route. Something I do not want to do as I want to keep as close to original on this project. Thanks in any case for the heads up!!
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline mygoggie

Quad 303 restoration - Regulator and output board PCB
« Reply #256 on: July 22, 2019, 10:13:56 PM »
Out of the blue one of our fellow forumites contacted me and offered to help me redraw the PCBs electronically in CAD to obtain the required Gerber files. I am ever so thankful.

We are working on the regulator board at the moment and taking it small steps at a time to make sure the end product will be as close as possible to the original.

More news on this journey later!
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline mygoggie

Quad 303 restoration - Thanks
« Reply #257 on: July 25, 2019, 04:12:12 PM »
I asked @Family_Dog to do a post insertion in the first post of this thread. Here I am listing and thanking everyone who has contributed to the project. Let me know if I have forgotten to add your name!
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline Schalk

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #258 on: August 13, 2019, 12:13:09 AM »
You could send me the top cover of the tuner and I'll pop around to a Ceracote specialist. Might be able to match the color pretty close which will see me ordering a small 4oz tester from the States. These can be had in an air dry version which is different to the oven cure type I use. This will of course mean spraying all the covers just to be sure the color matches perfectly. Only caveat being the front panels being printed so I would not think those should be done. Worth a try, as ceracote simulates closely the pearlescent appearance of the Quad paint.

I'll not charge for the spraying if an option and a suitable color match can be found in their range. Guaranteed not to wipe off with ANY type of thinner or acetone  :thumbs:

Offline Skylark

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #259 on: August 13, 2019, 01:33:19 PM »
You could send me the top cover of the tuner and I'll pop around to a Ceracote specialist. Might be able to match the color pretty close which will see me ordering a small 4oz tester from the States. These can be had in an air dry version which is different to the oven cure type I use. This will of course mean spraying all the covers just to be sure the color matches perfectly. Only caveat being the front panels being printed so I would not think those should be done. Worth a try, as ceracote simulates closely the pearlescent appearance of the Quad paint.

I'll not charge for the spraying if an option and a suitable color match can be found in their range. Guaranteed not to wipe off with ANY type of thinner or acetone  :thumbs:
That sounds interesting, what is ceracote I've never heard of it before?
Music is in the Mind

Offline Schalk

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #260 on: August 13, 2019, 01:49:53 PM »

Offline Skylark

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #261 on: August 14, 2019, 01:50:54 PM »
Music is in the Mind

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #262 on: August 14, 2019, 02:09:39 PM »
Thanks @Schalk I will look into this for sure! Let me just get my daily life back in order. Had a run of not so good things happening the last few weeks.
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline mygoggie

Quad 303 restoration - Thanks
« Reply #263 on: August 16, 2019, 10:44:04 AM »
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that this thread will have 10 000 views!

A big THANK YOU to everyone that has been participating, reading, advising and offering help.  :dop:
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline christowp

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #264 on: August 16, 2019, 12:19:15 PM »
Just to say I admire your diligence and patience in this process. I would have freaked by now - too long for me.