Slider caps for Panasonic WJ-AVE5 mixer

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Martechnology
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Panasonic WJ-AVE5 mixers appear regularly on auction sites such as eBay, and equally regularly the units offered have slider caps missing.
 
Panasonic themselves cannot supply replacement caps (I e-mailed them about it) because the model has been obsolete for so long. Does anybody have any ideas where suitable replacement caps can be bought?
 
Obviously, Panasonic originals would be ideal, but the availability of originals is highly unlikely. An approximate equivalent would be acceptable, about the right size, colour and and style, and most importantly, it must fit the shaft of the control.
 
All ideas are welcome.
rogs
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Re: Slider caps for Panasonic WJ-AVE5 mixer
Something like this might do:  http://www.rapidonline.com/mechanical-fastenings-fixings/re-an-slider-control-knobs-64718/
 
There's a data sheet near the bottom of that page which gives  details of the fixings.  
 
Rean do several types: http://www.reanknobs.com/index.php?id=31 , but it's not always easy to find the whole range in the UK....
 
 
 
I forgot to mention Sifam! .... much bigger range :   http://www.sifam.com/knobsSelector.asp?cat=Knobs_Slider
 
Barry Hunter
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Re: Slider caps for Panasonic WJ-AVE5 mixer
The UK address for Sifam Torquay is an empty building! It`s just down the road from me nr where I get my car servicing parts when I repair my car (I`m also a retired (very) mechanic)

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Gavin Gration
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Re: Slider caps for Panasonic WJ-AVE5 mixer
Seem like a big PLC - probably forgot about their Torquay office ;)
 
They list several UK distributors. 
 
 
Canford, RS and Farnell are all there. 
DAVE M
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Re: Slider caps for Panasonic WJ-AVE5 mixer
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Martechnology
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Re: Slider caps for Panasonic WJ-AVE5 mixer
Thank you for your advice, readers. I will investigate the recommended sources.