Failed knob cap on Pioneer

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Bill_Ashton
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Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by Bill_Ashton » 29 Sep 2019 16:54

Last night the little brushed aluminum cap on the Mode knob of my Allied 395 (Pioneer built) just dropped off. Not a press fit at all, needs adhesive. Any suggestions, materials that will not destroy the knob behind it? Hesitating to use Super Glue or gel...

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by AceDeuce73 » 29 Sep 2019 17:26

I used simple rubber cement on a couple of the knobs on my Pioneer SX-990. Been holding up for a few years now with no problem.

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by Bill_Ashton » 29 Sep 2019 21:33

Thanks, good idea!

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by poutrew » 30 Sep 2019 00:44

Just make sure that whatever you use, it can be removed with little effort. You don't want to damage either the knob or faceplate in the event you need to remove the knob in the future... sometimes I just use a bit of masking tape to make the fit tighter, but still lets the knob be removed if needed.

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by Bill_Ashton » 30 Sep 2019 02:41

This is not the knob itself, which I think has a setscrew, but the brushed aluminum "escushion" cap. But actually, the tape may work as a temp solution...she looks like someone knocked out a tooth right now :roll:

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by Tinkaroo » 30 Sep 2019 13:12

I would use a dab of epoxy.

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by ravelax » 30 Sep 2019 17:08

Super glue, as in cyanoacrylate, should work just fine without damaging anything. It's the solution I'd go for.

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by Bill_Ashton » 19 Oct 2019 22:34

Sorry, left this hanging...I purchased some "WeldBond Universal Adhesive" as it appeared to be for bonding no absorbing materials together...little bit on each surface, waited thirty seconds...and we are back to looking proper again :)

Thanks to all who responded.

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by lenjack » 19 Oct 2019 23:00

You want something that will give you a few seconds to reposition, in case you don't get it righton the first shot.

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Re: Failed knob cap on Pioneer

Post by Bill_Ashton » 19 Oct 2019 23:52

I was lucky that in fact there was a "key" molded into the plastic, and the previous glue did not obscure that on either the cap or the knob...

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