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Atari 2600/7800 Replacement Covers
« on: January 23, 2014, 23:13:11 PM »
About 2 month ago I've tried to get new covers for the Atari 7800 as I have plenty of those consoles with smashed, painted or destroyed cover. Atari Services in USA offered some but after I ordered about 10 they told me it is only limited to one cover per person as spare parts are running out of stock now.

Any possibilities to order original Atari 7800 covers/plates (if possible in europe?). As the plates are too small in height no label shop is able to make one easily, specially as they offer car, advertising and label coves using other material than Atari did.

Creating and design my own in plastic costs about $5 each, I evaluated several possibilities and found a way to easily create single one or let them created with a requirement of 50 items minimum. I personally prefer metal plates/covers.
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Re: Atari 2600/7800 Replacement Covers
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 23:22:52 PM »
it seems the easiest, fast and best method is to create plastic based covers/plates. Metallic one are too expensive and can't be done without expensive equipment. Plastic covers may contain pictures and due to used production process it is quite cheap and reliable. The plates for the "Droid" Edition for example are pure plastic which looks quite nice in that combination of colors.
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