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I got mine last week, forgot to post here. Really good quality. I think my only complaint is that it sticks up slightly higher than the official Taito panel I have, but the print quality and build is great otherwise. I have another panel with an official Taito overlay, but it has a bunch of air bubbles in it, this is way nicer. I also had to switch the plates as the original I had only fit Sanwa sticks. Really happy with it!
 

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One month of production!
I can't wait to get this pretty panel on my Vewlix.

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Diamond Black 2 player panel looks better than the crap Taito are making! 8o

Amazing work! Glad to hear the allignment is now fixed and the packaging is better.

I'd like to order x2 of the 2 Player Diamond Black panels, please :)
 

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Got the order yesterday and installed the 2 player F panel!

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Don't have a Taito 2 player F panel, but comparing this one to the 1 player panel, the quality is superb! From what I've seen, these actually look better than the official panels Taito puts out now. Installation and feeling wise, everything lines up fine and feels great!

The panel is slightly thicker than the official 1 player one. Don't have any official 2 players panels to compare, but I've heard that the new official panels are also thicker than they used to be. If that's the case, these are still superior to Taito's. With the panel installed, you can tell it's thicker. Not a big deal for me. You can feel the small ridge of course, but it's not painful or anything. Didn't notice it after playing for a couple of hours.

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The panel came with protective film on both sides, spacers for joystick mounting, and installation hardware. Everything worked for me! One thing to note is that there was a slight bend in the panels. Not sure if this bend came from the manufacturing process, but it wasn't a big deal. I CAREFULLY and SLOWLY flattened the panel by bending the panel opposite the bend.

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Packaging job is top notch, no complaints there. The price is fantastic, especially considering what Taito charges. Basically, these panels are nearly perfect. Maybe the panel thickness could be reduced, maybe not...these are probably the best Vewlix panels in production right now!

Thank you very much @Rbtamanini!
 

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Not sure on the thickness of the panel or from Rbtamanini but the panel I bought from alberto for my Aero City did feel thick as well. I compared it to a mahjong panel which is the only thing I have to compare it too, and it was only a hair thicker. Maybe that makes a difference I am not sure.

The build quality on these after market panels is still excellent. If rubbing your hand where the panel rests is a problem, maybe slightly thinner panel is needed.
 

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Got my panel the other day and just put it on my New Net City. Top notch quality and shipping packaging was great, no chance it could be damaged in shipping.
 

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Got my panel the other day and just put it on my New Net City. Top notch quality and shipping packaging was great, no chance it could be damaged in shipping.
did you get a NNC style panel for your NNC?
I have one already on the way as well but would love to see it on an actual cabinet!
 

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Got my panel the other day and just put it on my New Net City. Top notch quality and shipping packaging was great, no chance it could be damaged in shipping.
did you get a NNC style panel for your NNC?I have one already on the way as well but would love to see it on an actual cabinet!
Yes I did.

Hard to photograph with the glare but it looks great!

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Rbtamanini

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I vote @Rbtamanini gets his own forum section.

who’s with me?
Thank you very much, just having the recognition for the work I'm already very happy
I vote @Rbtamanini gets his own forum section.

who’s with me?
Despite the short time he's been on A-P, I think he's definitely earned it. Great products, great communication, and now lots of happy customers. Very happy with my two VLX panels. Thanks again, @Rbtamanini!
Thank you very much @hoagtech, @Bluetear, just having the recognition for the work I'm already very happy
 

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I recently received two panels I ordered and both look spectacular (one for Astro City and another for Blast City). The thickness and quality is amazing I must say. However, that being said, I had an issue using OBSF-30 buttons (the press in style) in the panel. First, a really nice pic of the populated panel.

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I think as long as people don't use the press in style buttons (which I prefer not to buy but wasn't paying attention) they won't have this issue. As you can see the panel looks great, but when pressing in the buttons, the holes are very tight - and I mean very tight. There is nothing special about the buttons I bought, they are just brand new Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons. While pressing them into the panel, I placed my hand on the back to provide support pushing them in and it took quite a bit of effort. When I finished, I noticed the holes must have been so tight some of the plastic coating material on the top of the panel had been pushed and deformed to now have small bumps around where the buttons are installed. I'm not sure if anyone else has had this issue, but a word of warning definitely stick to the screw in buttons if at all possible. It is tough to actually see these bumps, but given appropriate lighting you can. Here are some pics:

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Overall, I'm still really happy with the panel, but I wanted to post this so others are aware not to use the OBSF-30 buttons and instead use OBSN-30 buttons if they are going Sanwa. And probably to just stay away from the push in buttons altogether. The start buttons I had were the screw in type and as you can see they are fine. They fit in with some room to play and screwing them tight worked perfect. I just wish I had known that about the buttons before hand. I still haven't used the Blast City panel, but now I've ordered screw in type buttons so I doubt it will be an issue.
 

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Oh dang, thanks for the report @stringbean. I have a panel coming soon. I was hoping to use the Sanwa metallic snap-in buttons, but wondering if I'll be able to now. It doesn't seem like they make the metallics as screw ins? I want to do black housings and gold plungers, so maybe i can just buy black screw ins and gold plungers.
 

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I think the snap-in button issue may be limited to the Astro repro panel (and any others that may use a similar-style overlay). Both repro Vewlix panels I have are populated with snap-in Sanwas and I didn't have any issue at all. They look great and fit perfectly.
 

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I think the snap-in button issue may be limited to the Astro repro panel (and any others that may use a similar-style overlay). Both repro Vewlix panels I have are populated with snap-in Sanwas and I didn't have any issue at all. They look great and fit perfectly.
Oh that's good to know, thanks!
 

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I think the snap-in button issue may be limited to the Astro repro panel (and any others that may use a similar-style overlay). Both repro Vewlix panels I have are populated with snap-in Sanwas and I didn't have any issue at all. They look great and fit perfectly.
Oh that's good to know, thanks!
And just good in general. I would hate to have it happen to others. Hopefully it is only an issue with the Astro city panel.
 

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Hello @stringbean thanks for your feedback, I honestly don't know what could have happened, I use the same template for all Segas 2L12B just like the friend @OopsAllBerryssaid above who picked up the NNC .. to avoid this type of thing I will cut the overlay 0.50mm larger than the hole in the stainless steel plate to prevent this from occurring in the future.
 

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The overlay for all the panels should be oversized like you say so when you press the snap in buttons in, only the stainless steel scrapes against the buttons.

You could probably do 1mm oversize and it still works, the flange of the button will cover it up anyways.
Hello @stringbean thanks for your feedback, I honestly don't know what could have happened, I use the same template for all Segas 2L12B just like the friend @OopsAllBerryssaid above who picked up the NNC .. to avoid this type of thing I will cut the overlay 0.50mm larger than the hole in the stainless steel plate to prevent this from occurring in the future.
 

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I have had issues like this with snap in buttons on repro panels also. But pushing the little clips in from the underside gives you that little bit of room to get them in.

You can always order screw in buttons which are just as good (and the same price) really...
 
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