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    Stenciling...

    Does anyone know how to create stencils?

    I using a numpad to control the mp3 box and I thought about painting over the numpad numbers and re-stenciling the numbers and WinAmp commands on the keys.

    The other possiblity I was thinking of was finding some blank sticker papper and a laser printer and stick them on the numpad. Maybe spray the keys down with some sort of lacquer(sp?) for durability....

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    That is one cool idea you have. I've been thinking about it... how about if u actually buy blank keys (possible?) and then use a dremel to cut out the shapes? then put in a light so the keypad lights up at night?

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    if you know someone at a sign, or vinyl letter shop they could make th shapes or letters for you to stick on or you could get the scrap piece and stick on for a stencil. Then spay paint or whatever and pull the vinyl off. You might even find glow in the dark paint or blacklight responsive so it seems to light up.

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    I used a vinyl cutter we have at work to cut key sized squares out and black lettering & symbols to put on the keys.. i used some cheap left over vinyl but they are still standing up pretty good.. ill have pics up eventually on my webpage mp3cav.mp3car.com
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    For your lettering you can get these cool little sheets with different typefaces(fonts) on them, (they are used for graphic designers, in the typography field) They are just like stickers but they work alot different. they come on a clear sheet of plastic, they are any color you want (or can find), you cut them out and lay the piece of clear plastic with the # or letter you want on your key and then you just skratch your fingernail over the plastic, then lift the plastic off and vwa-la, your letter is fast to your key, and they dont come off that easy either. you can pick these up at a university book store, i dont know what they are called but i do know they exist, (i didn't pay much attention in typeography)
    and they are not that expensive, and they come in lots of colors and fonts (typefaces), ,,,,
    later


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