BEL caps

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BEL caps
My first attempt, just want some opinions/advise on these.

 

 

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My advice ...

My advice ...  Use them!!  They look appropriate for the Apple 1.  Clean the leads and re-tin them before inserting into the board for best results.

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Hi mc6809!

Super rare, a couple years ago 17 pieces I think cost a hundred bucks.

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I guess I did a better job

I guess I did a better job than I thought, These are fake. There real new expoxy dipped .1uf caps that I dolled them up to look like the real ones. some tera-cotta paint and a little baking power for texture. I had a rubber stamp made up to print the value and BEL (BTW its times new roman)

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"Fake" BEL capacitors. Great !

In post #4, 'mc6809' wrote:

 

" I guess I did a better job than I thought, These are fake . "

 

Uncle Bernie comments:

 

Good job ! 

 

It has been by experience that modern 100nF ceramic disc capacitors have a brown color which is too light. I found out that dunking them in heated candle wax gave them a more appropriate, darker and duller brown color. But  your approach is more sophisticated ... even the "BEL" is there ;-)

 

- Uncle Bernie

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