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Blank Plexi Cover for Sega Virtua Stick High Grade Panel

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$14.95 (USD)
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BLANK-SEGA-VSHG-PLEXI-TOP
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3.00 Ounces
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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.

    Designed for Sega Virtua Stick High Grade

    Sega VSHG Fightstick
    Virtua Stick High Grade Panel Template (2 Mb .zip)

    This model uses our .040" (1/40", 1.016mm) thick acrylic, designed to mitigate the risk of bowing, while remaining relatively thin to sit atop the metal panel and artwork. Because the VSHG uses 6 buttons, there are no options for button configuration.

    Installation Notes

    VSHG Custom Install: Introduction
    Please note that the VSHG model pictured here is heavily modified, and portions of the internal appearance will not match the original model. The VSHG will accomodate a Sanwa JLF, but you must remove the P1 mounting plate. Most 30mm snapbuttons and screwbuttons are compatible, however some models, such as the Seimitsu PS-14-G may not fit due to its slightly larger size. Additionally, the metal plate underneath the printed panel will cause snapbuttons to fit very tightly, making it incredibly difficult to remove without a specialized tool such as the Buttercade Snap Out Tool for Pushbuttons. We highly recommend this tool if you intend to install snapbuttons in the VSHG. The top four option buttons (PS/Home, Select, L2, R2) can be swapped with Sanwa SDM-18 pushbuttons.  The top right Start button is 24mm.
    VSHG Custom Install - Step 1 VSHG Custom Install - Step 3
    Access to the VSHG's original pushbuttons are limited by the fightstick's inner housing, and the top panel must be lifted to reach them. To access the top panel, you must first remove the bottom panel using a small Phillips head screwdriver.

    The VSHG model pictured here is heavily modified, and portions of the internal appearance will not match the original model.With the bottom panel removed, proceed to remove the six nuts that connect to the top panel bolts. It is highly recommended that you use a 7mm Socket Driver Hex Nut Key Wrench new-window-icon.png to remove these nuts.  You will need this tool to reattach the nuts when reinstalling the panel.

    Please note that the center metal panel does not give you access to the buttons.  Behind that panel is more plastic; the buttons are behind that plastic, but you cannot reach them as there is no opening.

    VSHG Custom Install - Step 5 VSHG Custom Install - Step 5

    After removing the six nuts that connect to the top panel bolts, you can now lift the top panel from the Fightstick body, and detach wiring from original buttons and joystick. You will also remove the balltop.

    It is here that you can decide to unglue the original panel graphic using a hot air gun or hair dryer, or keep the original artwork panel on.  Note that the VSHG was no  designed for plexi and paper artwork, so there is a small 1.25mm lip at the edges of the plexi panel that will sit above the metal panel. This lip is a bit higher should you decide not to remove the original panel graphic.

     In this example, we removed the original artwork from the metal panel.  To do this, a hair dryer applied heat to loosen the glue underneath the graphic. WD-40 was also applied along with a metal razor blade scrapernew-window-icon.png Your custom artwork and plexi are then applied atop the panel. 

    Again, this model was not at all designed for plexi and paper artwork, so the recessed are between the housing and metal panel is quite shallow.  Take care to position your artwork and plexi in this area before installing your buttons onto the panel.

    VSHG Custom Install - Step 6 VSHG Custom Install - Step 7

    After positioning the artwork and plexi, you can now install the pushbuttons. It is important to connect the buttons and joystick wiring; the buttons will help to keep the artwork and plexi in place when re-attaching the bolts and nuts, and the wiring will again become inaccessible once the panel is attached with the bolts. 

    As mentioned prior, the top four option buttons (PS/Home, Select, L2, R2) can be swapped with Sanwa SDM-18 pushbuttons. The top right Start button is 24mm. To re-attach the bolts to the top panel, you can prop the Fightstick on its side or upside down.

    Proceed to tighten each bolt - one by one - to the panel by first inserting the bolt, then the nut on the opposite side of the Fightstick housing. You need to hold the bolt in place with your finger as you screw-tighten the nut on the opposite side. This is why a 7mm Socket Driver Hex Nut Key Wrench new-window-icon.png is highly recommended. The space to screw the nut is quite narrow, and most fingers cannot access the nut properly to screw to the bolt. The socket driver will help in removing the panel should you wish to swap artwork in the future. 

    Unfortunately tools like the Buttercade Top Loader for Hori Real Arcade Pro are not compatible with the VSHG because the available space the top right corner, top center and bottom center cannot accomodate any top loader. Another suggestion to create a rudimentary top loader solution is hot glue the nuts to the inside plastic housing.

    Options Help

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

    Jump to: LAYOUT | REMOVING DEFAULT ELEMENTS

    Plexi Color, Thickness

    Below are visual examples of available acrylic colors and thicknesses.  Not all colors are available for each thickness, nor are the materials and thicknesses accessible for each Fightstick model. Some colors come in a specific thickness, and are too thin or thick to install properly on the Fightstick. Additionally, some material thicknesses do not allow for full etch, as the material can warp from the laser. 

    When multiple colors and thicknesses are available for your Fightstick model, you will find them within the options list.

    Plexi Thickness

    Plexi Thickness: .75mm thin acrylic
    Plexi Thickness: 1.5mm thick acrylic
    Plexi Thickness: 3mm thick acrylic

    Plexi Color and Texture

    Plexi Texture: Clear
    Plexi texture: Black Gloss
    Plexi texture: Black Matte
    Plexi texture: White Gloss
    Plexi texture:White Matte
    Clear (.75mm, 1.5mm, 3mm) 
    Black Gloss (1.5mm, 3mm)
    Black Matte (3mm only)
    White Gloss (3mm only)
    White Matte (3mm only)

    Notes about Black Matte, White Matte & White Gloss

    Black Matte Sample 1: No Etching
    Black Matte: Sample 2
    Black Matte is available in .125" (3mm) thickness only. This color and material texture can be purchased without etching. For AllFightsticks models, you can use the black matte plexi panel as a full replacement for the metal panel.
    You can also order with partial or full etching. Unlike clear acrylic, etching is performed on surface of the acrylic.  If you are submitting etch artwork for opaque acrylic such as black matte or black gloss, you do not need to reverse the graphic. More tips on how to submit artwork for etching is available here.new-window-icon.png 
    White Matte: Sample 1
    White Matte: Sample 2
    White Gloss and White Matte is available in .125" (3mm) thickness only. This color and material texture can be purchased without etching. For AllFightsticks models, you can use the white matte plexi panel as a full replacement for the metal panel.
    We currently do not offer etching services for White Gloss or White Matte color.  While it is possible to etch on white acrylic, we believe many customers will not be pleased with the results, since the etch is barely visible.

    White acrylic is also semi translucent - about 20% transparent.  You will receive a white cutout that you can place underneath the acrylic.  You can also place a brightly colored artwork underneath for a cool effect.

    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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    Template

    We offer a photoshop template for each custom artwork or custom plexi etch. Click the "Description" tab (or scroll up if on mobile device) to display the template and download. You can also click here to access our repository and download artwork and etch templates (in Photoshop PSD format) for your desired model and others.

    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.

    Support

    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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    • 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 focusattack.com. We also cover important tips and references for properly uploading artwork when placing an order. Visit https://www.focusattack.com/customize/ 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 http://bit.ly/fa-plexworks-support 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.
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