Removing a Rectifiers tread plate, How to?

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  1. garthfluff

    garthfluff Heavy Metal Machine

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    Well, I've finally managed to hunt down a black tread plate for my single rec, Mesa Boogie Part no. 492145 if anyone is interested. However, I'm now faced with the problem of how to get the old one off. Apparently they are held on with two sided industrial tape, anyone got any ideas or even attempted this before?
     
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    Azathoth43 ל ו ו י י ת ן

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    Sorry, I don't know. But can I just go to a mesa dealer and order one? And how much did it cost? If you don't mind saying.
     
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    remove amp from box, use a heat gun or powerfull blowdryer to heat the treadplate.the adhiesive tape will relax, and then slowly pry it off with a putty knife or similar tool
     
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    Hey, yeah $37. Yeah, I'd give mesa a call and they'll send you one. Unless you've got a good mesa dealer about that knows what they're doing.
     
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    ding! :agreed:
     
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    Cool, I'll give that a go, any idea about anything suitable to stick it back on with?
     
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    some 3M 2 sided tape
     
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    Your local DIY store should stock double sided tape for sealing between sheets of plastic membranes that're used in waterproofing buildings. That stuff is extremely sticky.
     
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    good luck getting the plate off though dude. i've heard from other guys who have tried it, that it's a major pain in the arse.
     
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    From Mesa i would expect no less.
     
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    :lol: i know what you mean

    i know this might not be forum 'etiquette' but here is a link to a thread on The Boogie Board (mesa boogie only message board) about guys trying to remove the face plate. this info should help a little

    The Boogie Board :: View topic - IS THERE A WAY TO CHANGE THE DIAMOND PLATE ON THE DUAL REC.

    on page two of that thread this guy posted what he did:

     
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    EA65D765-2F01-42A4-8CB2-83DC1A520E32.jpeg Heat gun the middle of each side and the middle of the bottom of the plate for about 2-4 mins straight on high then flip it over and press with a flathead screwdriver along the visable edge I had mine off in about 10 mins here it is now
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    I’ve done it before as well, heat gun and just be sure not to rush it, that shit is on there.
     
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    Happy 10-year anniversary, thread.
     
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