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Custom Etch Plexi Cover for Hori RAP 3 Tekken Series (Kai)

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CUSTOM-HRAP3KAI-PLEXI-TOP
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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 Hori Real Arcade Pro Tekken (Kai Layout) FightStick

    Hori's Kai layout positions the joystick further left from the buttons.  Please see the photos below to confirm if your model is a match or is similar in layout.  If the layout or model does not match, then you may instead need the Custom Etch Plexi Cover for Hori RAP 2/3/EX.

    RAP 3 Tekken Series - Tekken 5 (Not 10th anniversary model), T6, TTT2 Prologue (Kai layout) (2Mb zip)

    Installation Notes

    If you decide to purchase the Buttercade Top Loader for Hori Real Arcade Pro, below are further instructions to install.

    Hori RAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Step 0 Hori RAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Step 1
    Each top loader has a double sided adhesive, which is covered by paper backing.  A slit is cut onto the backing, which allows you to peel away the backing while the adhesive remains on the loader. Occasionally the process we use to cut the backing may have a piece of the adhesive remain over the loader's hole where the nut is positioned.  You can take a small pointed tool to poke the adhesive from the backing and throw it away. The pointed tool may also clear any imperfections in the 3D printing that have occurred above the metal nut that is housed inside. Use your fingernail to catch one part of the backing and peel away.  If you notice that some of the adhesive lifts from the loader and remains on the backing, push the backing down onto the loader, and then re-attempt to peel away, taking care not to grasp the adhesive along with the backing.
    Hori RAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Step 2 Hori RAP 3 Toploader Installation - Step 3
    After peeling one side of the top loader adhesive backing, peel the next side to expose the entire surface.  It should look like the above photo, with the adhesive displaying a glossy surface. Please note that very small portions of the adhesive's edge may stick to your fingers as you handle it.   The top loader has a shallow groove on each side.  Slide the top loader handle upwards from the bottom of the top loader until the handle's narrow opening sits on the bottom of the loader.
    Hori RAP Top Loader Installation - Step 4 HRAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Step 5
    The handle should grip around the loader, allowing you to lower it into the HRAP's body. From the example above, the top loader should appear like this on the handle. Please note that due to the variability of a 3D print, the loader handle may grip tighter or looser around the shallow groove on each side of the top loader.

    With the top loader on the handle, position the loader to the open screw hole on the HRAP case's plastic underside.  The goal here is to get a clear an opening as possible that should line up relatively close to the plexi and artwork's own screw holes, which you will install later. One way to accomplish this is to place the plastic case on an open surface where you can easily see the original screw hole through the loader.  You can also place the case upright to see through the front of the case's square-shaped screw hole as you place the loader in the back.

    Lightly apply pressure to the loader using the top of the handle between your thumb and forefinger, with the intent to check the spacing of the loader before committing to its final position.  If you find that the loader is off position (the top loader's screw hole is clearly offset from the center of the case's square hole), you can attempt to pull the loader out, replace on the handle and try again.

    Once you have the screw hole on the top loader relatively centered with the square hole of the case, apply as much downward pressure to the handle as you can to secure the top loader's adhesive to the plastic.

    HRAP 3 Top Loader Install - Notes HRAP 3 Top Loader Installation - Notes

    We offer M4 hex screws in several colors to customize your HRAP 3 artwork or plexi install.  The screw uses a 2.5mm kex key.  It is important to note that the original HRAP 3 screw was designed to fit into the square hole. Additionally, the HRAP 3 was not designed to accomodate custom plexi. This means that the artwork and plexi may shift around until you secure it with the screw. Position the artwork so that it lines up with the edges of the metal panel, and centered around the buttons.  That may require you to grip your fingers between the plexi and artwork and move around until all positions look correct, then screw down.

    When installing the screws, please screw down lightly at first so you can make any corrections to the artwork and plexi position. Do not force the screw in hard, as the this does not allow the screw to catch the top loader's threading and may dislodge it.  Instead use the hex key to screw into the top loader's opening.  It should tighten once the threading catches.  Occasionally a small piece of the 3D printed plastic may obstruct the metal screw nut.  You can use a small pointed tool to clear that debris from the opening.

    Finally, when screwing in to secure the artwork, you should feel the screw tightening around the top loader's metal nut.  This will improve the adhesive bond. Do not tighten too much for risk of cracking the acrylic, especially should you choose the thicker and less flexible .060" plexi. Tightening too hard will also cause the thinner .030" to bow around the back and around the control panel, where the acrylic's surface area is narrower.

    Options

    Often, you will 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.

    CONSOLE BUTTON LABELS | ETCHED TEXT | ETCH TEXT FONTS | PARTIAL & FULL ETCH | ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

    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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    Console Button Labels

    Depending on the plexi material you choose, you can have your preferred console button designation etched onto it. This is helpful if you swap art often, and do not want to place the labeling onto the artwork.

    You can choose the following:

    Sony PS3/PS4
    Xbox 360/Xbox ONE
    Hybrid (PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One)
    Sony PS3/PS4
    Xbox 360/Xbox One
    Hybrid (PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One)

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    Etched Text

    For those looking to personalize their plexiglass control panel with their name or handle, but not as familiar with graphic design applications like Photoshop, you can add text etchings.  Choose from a variety of fonts, and your position on the control panel.

    Text Position

    You can place text in one of up to four positions on your control panel. How many positions are available will vary depending on the model of control panel you choose. Of the positions are the following:

    Under Control Panel/Turbo
    text-etch-righttop.png
    Under Turbo/CP (24pt)
    Upper Right Corner (36pt)
    text-etch-leftbtm.png
    text-etch-rightbtm.png
    Lower Left Corner (36pt)
    Lower Right Corner (36pt)


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    Etch Text Fonts

    You can choose from a variety of fonts across seven distinct themes:

    COMIC | GRUNGE | HANDWRITTEN | POP CULTURE | CLASSIC/RETRO | SANS | SERIF

    Comic

    Comic: Badaboom Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Detectives Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Feasts of Flesh Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Krakhead Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)
    Comic: Newsflash Font (under license from Blambot Fonts Inc.)


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    Grunge

    Grunge: Dust Mites Font
    Grunge: Frakturika font
    Grunge: Toy Soldiers


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    HANDWRITTEN

    Hand: Aaaiight! font
    Hand: Fat Boy Slim font
    Hand: Oneer font
    Hand: Yellowtail Regular font


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    Pop Culture

    Pop: Antique Olive (Fast & Furious) font
    Pop: Hacked (Watch Dogs) font
    Pop: Overdrive Sunset (Sunset Overdrive) font
    Pop: Planet Kosmos (various) font
    Pop: Pricedown (various) font
    Pop: Sin City (Sin City) font
    pop: Tarrget (Tekken) font
    pop: MKX Title Regular (Mortal Kombat) font
    pop: Saiyan Sans (Dragon Ball Z) font
    pop: BigNoodleToo Oblique (Overwatch Title) font
    pop: Burbank Big Condensed Black (Fortnite) font


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    Classic/Retro

    CLASSIC: Cherry Cream Soda font
    CLASSIC: Cinzel Black font
    CLASSIC: Contour Black font
    CLASSIC: Mael font
    CLASSIC: Squada One font
    CLASSIC: Streetwear font
    CLASSIC: Vast Shadow font


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    Sans

    Sans: Americorps font
    Sans: Kanji Free font
    Sans: Passion One Black
    Sans: Pier font
    Sans: Reckoner font


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    Serif

    Serif: Alegreya font
    Serif: Freshman Font
    Serif: Optimus Princeps font
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    Partial and Full Etch

    Etching on plexi provides you an extra layer for personalizing your control panel.  Artwork is etched onto the bottom of clear plexi, or on top of opaque or translucent color plexi.  You have two options to choose. 

    Panel Etch: Partial Etch (sample illustration)
    Panel Etch: Full Etch (sample illustration)
    Partial Etch (Sample Illustration)
    Full Etch (Sample Illustration)

    Partial Etch

    A partial etch is a graphic up to 5 inches square, placed nearly anywhere on the control panel face.  You can etch a logo, name/handle, or illustration.  Please note that this is not the same as etched text; you will submit the graphic to us for etching.  

    To place an order for a partial etch, select the "Partial (5"x5")" option next to the "Full or Partial Etching" label.  We must know where to place your etch graphic on the panel, so be sure to provide placement instructions within the "Additional Instructions" text form, or submit the graphic using our Photoshop template.  If we don't have this, we will put the task on hold, and send a message asking for clarification on where you want the graphic to appear on the panel.

    Full Etch

    A full etch can occupy the entire area of the control panel.  It can consist of a single illustration, or multiple illustrations placed strategically on the control panel.  To submit your graphic, please use our Photoshop template and click "Choose file" next to "Submit Etch Artwork".

    Please note: On some models, a full etch graphic is not available, as the plexi used for that model is thinner than .060" and thus can warp under the heat that is generated from a laser etching machine.

    Etch Graphic Resolution

    It is recommended that the graphic submitted is high-resolution - between 300dpi or 600dpi (dots per inch).  Anything less may etch with less fidelity.  Click for more information about submitting etch artwork.

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    Additional Instructions

    If you would like to clarify something regarding your personalization that wasn't covered in the options, you can complete the "Additional Instructions" form.  Please do not make requests for customization outside of the requirements of the plexi, such as fixing your graphic, or creating a logo, as any orders placed in "HOLD" status is pushed to the bottom of the queue until it is changed back to "IN PROGRESS".

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    Template

    Click here to access and download plexiglass 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.

    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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