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Blank Plexi Cover for Qanba Obsidian

$14.95 (USD)
5.00 Ounces
Please allow up to 7-10 business days to process custom orders. Order will appear in the Custom Job Tracker.
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  • Product Description

    Important: Custom Orders Do Not Ship Separately

    If you place an order for a personalized product along with non-custom products, such as arcade part or merchandise, please note that all products will ship together.  We ask for a minimum of 7-10 business days to process custom orders and prepare for shipping, as we often have a large queue, and personalized orders require additional processing work.  If you desire to receive your non-custom products earlier, then please place two separate orders.  This will allow the non-custom orders to ship within our normal 1-2 business days.

    The art cover replacement top panel offers one of the best ways to customize your joystick.  The plexiglass sits atop specially cut artwork, allowing you to add or replace new custom artwork to match your joystick theme.

    Sized for Qanba Obsidian. Install Notes

    Qanba Obsidian (PS3/PS4)
    Obsidian Panel Template (1.6Mb zip)

    The Qanba Obsidian PS3/PS4/PC Fightstick is one of Qanba's latest additions to the PS3/PS4 series.  The plexi is designed specifically to fit model, closely matching the thickness of the original panel.  Some important notes while installing and replacing your pushbuttons:

    Top panel screw hole after removing sticker, epoxy and screw Bottom panel after screw removal; note long cable to headphone port.
    The original panel has artwork permanently attached to it. To replace the original panel, you must first remove the 6 black stickers and epoxy glue below those stickers across the top and bottom area of the panel. The top panel's conical screws are reused for the replacement plexi, so please do not discard them.  Instead, clean them of any epoxy and set aside. To access the internal wiring, use a Phillips head-screwdriver to unscrew the 6 screws on the bottom panel.  A screw is hidden behind a white warranty tamper sticker.  Upon removing the bottom panel, please note the long cable that leads to the headphone jack.  Remove each of the quick disconnects using a needle nose plier and pinching the tiny tabs in each QCD, then pull up.
    Pushbutton are recommended over screwbuttons due to the top buttons' proximity to the control PCB Snapbuttons must install with tabs aligned similar to tab openings, or the tabs may break.
    Screwbuttons such Sanwa OBSN, or Seimutsu PS-14-GN/KN are not recommended for install into the Obsidian, due to the top buttons' proximity to the control PCB. A screwbutton's nut will not fit.  Also note that the slightly larger Seimitsu PS-14-G pushbuttons may have trouble fitting in this panel. Unlike most Fightsticks, the snapbuttons do not attach to the metal panel. Instead they snap to the acrylic panel, and are held down by the plexi panel's screws.  Because of the unique hole construction on the Obsidian's metal panel, you must install snapbuttons into the panel with same orientation as the original snapbuttons that came with the Obsidian.  The tabs fit into grooves that jut from the top and bottom of each button hole on the metal panel. The underlying panel requires this orientation or the snapbutton tabs may break upon trying install or remove the buttons. The replacement plexi panel holes are made slightly wider to provide a better fit. Please note: Artwork is specifically cut with the tabs; otherwise, the plastic tabs from snapbuton will push against the artwork, warping it.

    Durable Configuration. Laser Cut Layout

    The Obsidian top panel is constructed using resilient clear acrylic, and layout is cut to precision with a laser etching device.


    You have several options to personalize your control panel, such as button layout, removal of control panel or screws in some models, button label etching, and text etching.


    Layout Configuration

    Each Fightstick has its own characteristics, with some sharing similar elements, such as the popular Vewlix button layout. We will specify what options are available for each Fightstick. Below are the most common button layout configurations:

    8 Button Vewlix
    First 6 Buttons
    Last 6 Buttons
    7 Button Vewlix
    8 Button Vewlix
    First 6 Buttons
    Last 6 Buttons
    7 Button Vewlix

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    Removing Default Elements 

    Some Fightsticks, such as the popular MadCatz TE, offer additional personalization options by removing default elements such as control panel, start button, or screws.  Cut options are defaulted to their authentic counterpart, displayed as [YES (default)] in the options list.  For example, a MadCatz TE, the default configuration is to have the turbo/guide portion of the control panel cut, so that the control panel can fit properly.  You have the option to select [NO] to prevent cutting these areas.  

    Cut Control Panel? [NO]
    Cut Start Buttons [NO]
    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO]
    Cut Control Panel? [NO]
    Cut Start Button? [NO]
    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO]

    Cut Control Panel? [NO] - If you own a MadCatz TE, and installed a PS360+, you may no longer need the Turbo/Guide area of the control panel, located at top left.  This option allows you to remove the Turbo/Guide portion.  Please note that you MUST remove the actual control panel on the TE by unscrewing it before applying the plexi, or you risk damaging the plexi.  Also, please make certain to select this option if you are also choosing to have artwork printed, or the plexi and artwork won't match.

    Cut Start Button? [NO] - On some joysticks - such as the Qanba Q4 - the start button is directly on the panel.  You can select to have this removed.  You can also select this should you desire a panel similar to the Eightarc Fusion or Synthesis series Fightstick, as the start button is moved elsewhere.  Again, this option is available on specific joysticks.

    Cut Middle and/or Bottom Screws? [NO] - Selecting "no" on this option allows you to remove the middle top and bottom screw holes on specific joysticks, either for a cleaner appearance or to avoid rubbing your wrist against the screw.  Please reconsider this option if you intend to have a full panel etch on your plexi, as etching physically changes portions of the plexi due to heat.  In this case, it is best to leave the screw holes in place in order to keep the panel securely positioned.

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    Click here to access and download artwork submission templates (in Photoshop PSD format) for your desired model.  

    Important: Using templates outside of the ones we provide may produce unwanted output.  We are not responsible for output generated from unsupported templates.  More information here.


    New to FA Plexworks?

    Click the "Options" tab for a detailed explanation of each laser etch and cut options available to you.  Using a mobile device?  Click here to scroll to the descriptions.

    Warranty and Support for FA Plexworks Custom Order

    Custom orders cannot be returned for refund, or exchanged for another custom order. Orders damaged upon arrival are subject to special terms within our return policy. Please see our FA Plexworks FAQ for more information about our Plexworks return policy and related Q&A.

    If you have not used our Plexworks custom services before, we recommend that you visit our support section for updated information, helpful tips, and resources to get the best output.

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  • Product Reviews


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    1. Perfect Plexi

      Very happy with my purchase. It fits like a glove!. I've been working on custom artwork for my stick, and I'm ecstatic that it can be proudly displayed. on Nov 1st 2019

    2. Best Plexi

      Honestly the best purchase I made for a plexi next the qanba crystal's. Both plexi's are just the right size and sit inside the stick, over the art for a smooth surface and no risk of the plexi rising. on Jun 23rd 2019

    3. Perfect Fit and Look!

      The Plexi went easy and I could use an awesome art in my Quanba! I'm very happy! on May 23rd 2019

    4. Does the trick, could be better though

      Update from FA:

      The screw holes are countersunk via laser to aid in production, as we do not possess a drill press.

      Any non-standard plexi configuration without a metal panel below will have much greater risk of damage as there is no panel to absorb pressure from button press. That is why we do not offer non-standard configurations at this time. We are working on metal panel replacements for commercial Fightsticks.


      These panels are nicely laser cut, thick and sturdy. I got two panels and both are clear with no scratching. The fit was perfect, no complaints there. The main disappointment with this particular panel was that the screw holes were not countersunk with a 45 degree drill bit, it's just a flat recessed hole for the screw head to fit into.

      Normally I'd give this a four star review, but I really have to dock FA another star for not taking this a step further with the customization... they REFUSE to cut any kind of non-standard button layout. I plan on turning my Obsidian into a hitbox-style controller, and will have to get it done locally. Even though I did the measurements, I have the template figured out, I'm accepting responsibility for fit and placement, they just won't laser cut me a panel and do the matching art.
      on Jan 2nd 2019

    5. Perfect Fit

      Ordered the clear plexi in addition to the custom art I wanted. The plexi fits perfectly on my Qanba Obsidian. It came in a nice package and it was protected from being scratched or bent. All the screw holes lined up properly without any issues. Super happy about this purchase. on Jan 22nd 2018

    6. Pretty nice

      From FA: Thanks for the feedback. The screw holes were produced via laser. The week prior, we adjusted the holes to be wider and deeper to allow a better countersink into the plexi.


      Just as nice as expected, but only problem was bad drilling on screw holes. The six screws that hold the plexi in place are usually countersunk screws. There should be a hole for the screw and a larger recess to accommodate the screw head. I had to drill that recess part to prevent the sharp screw heads from sticking up all over the smooth surface. Otherwise, a perfect fit.
      on Mar 13th 2017

  • Product Videos

    • FA Plexworks Custom Fightstick Artwork Services
      This video explains the many options available to you when cho...

    FA Plexworks Custom Fightstick Artwork Services

    This video explains the many options available to you when choosing custom FA Plexworks services at We also cover important tips and references for properly uploading artwork when placing an order. Visit to place an order for custom Fightstick artwork, a replacement acrylic top, or even laser etched design on acrylic. For additional information about FA Plexworks, download templates, and additional tips on how to submit artwork, visit our support portal Big thanks to Naota for his pro-tier production! ** Artwork pictures are sample illustrations. All printed artwork is submitted by the user, and not sold directly on the website.