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Q on cutting out holes on a CPO

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Post August 29th, 2017, 4:24 pm
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I managed to get the buttons cut out on my overlay without much of a fuss, but I am securing plexiglass over it to prevent my CPO from getting scratched up. I made 4 holes on top and bottom of the CP but am having difficulty getting the holes punched out on the overlay. What methods do you guys use? I was told to use a paperclip but its doing more tearing than anything else. I was thinking a sewing needle might do the trick? Let me know what you guys have for ideas. (The screw holes were made with a 1/8 drill bit on the control panel BTW, if that helps.)
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Post August 29th, 2017, 4:40 pm
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What material is the overlay made of?
Mine was photo paper. I just used an exacto knife.

Post August 29th, 2017, 7:30 pm
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Polycarbate Laminate is all that I know about it. I've tried with sewing needles, they don't make such a tear but the holes are even smaller.
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Post September 12th, 2017, 5:29 am
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I'm not a cab builder, but I think a wad punch would be ideal for that job, so long as you can get the right size.

Post September 28th, 2017, 10:36 am
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An exacto knife and a paper clip got the work done. Thanks for your suggestions guys.

Next question though.. does anybody here use the Xin Mo adapter for their buttons and joysticks? I am running a daisy chain short to wire up my last two joysticks and no site carries just the wires for their adapter. They are .187 wires in case anybody is wondering. I need to find somebody that just sells the wires with the ending that works with the Xin Mo.

Thanks much if any help can be offered.
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