HIGH GRADE Aluminum Control Panels [ RAZER PANTHERA ] - CHOOSE TYPE
What is a HIGH GRADE ALUMINUM Panel?
Other metal panels on the market use steel or iron and is then powder coated with the paint color of choice. This method works if it's made for it's own case design, but is not the best method if you're going to use this panel for other cases
Our definition on what makes our panels HIGH GRADE focus on these three categories: Aesthetics. Perfect Fit. Customization.
When we set out to make our High Grade replacement panels, we didn't just want it to serve the minimum requirement, which is to change the button layout. We wanted to create a WOW! factor in terms of the way it looks when it's fully assembled. To us, a premium panel meant it had to add something to the look and also feel. What we concluded was a panel that was anodized for color and brushed on the surface for a premium look and feel. Other metal panels out on the market use the powder coated metal simply because it's cheaper to do as well as easier to do, but the end result is a panel that we feel only serves as a button layout replacement, not one that turns heads
A Perfect Fit
Using aluminum, we're able to cut the sheet to the exact dimension of the panel it replaces. What this means is the length, width and most importantly, height is perfect and fills in all the gaps. The result? A panel mod that looks like it came straight from the factory and not one that looks like an after market product
You can add more of the wow factor by personalizing your panel with custom artwork or logo with our engraving services. With an anodized aluminum panel (coloring the panel by an electric charge) you're able to create artwork or text that is razor sharp because the whole panel is the color you see on the top, including the layers below it. What this does is when you laser engrave a anodized panel, you're not chipping off paint (as you would with a powder coated steel panel), but actually "painting" the image with a fine pointed laser
Brushed Aluminum vs Steel Panels
While some say the quality of steel is better than aluminum, we don't argue that one bit when it comes to strength
We agree with this point so much that we use a steel panel as the bottom support panel (for applicable models) for strength, where it's needed and a brushed aluminum panel for the top, where it shines, for presentation. Read more below to see why our choice in how a metal panel separates us from the rest
Where applicable, we will use two layers of panels (a bottom and a top) as mentioned above to preserve the stock dimensions. This is important if you want to keep the original height of the joystick as well as provide more support for the buttons and joystick (less vibration). Up to this point, the steel panels consist of only one layer, which would include the joystick mount, leaving some dimples behind for where the joystick plate is mounted
The Razer Panthera, while we've never officially carried this arcade stick in our store, has remained one of our favorite arcade sticks. The build quality, form factor, weight and ease of modding makes it one of the most well balanced arcade sticks out there
For these reasons, there are plenty in circulation and for that reason, we have set out to make worthy replacement panels for them. From our knowledge our replacement panels for the Razer Panthera are the first offerings anywhere. We're providing a wide variety of button layouts from the Noir with Japanese and Korean collar sizes, the stock VEWLIX layout in both black and dark blue colors and of course, the favorite among all-button layout players, the all-button layout
The Razer Panthera requires two parts to complete the conversion. There is a metal bottom plate (which makes it sturdier and prevents less vibration) and the top panel.
- VEWLIX Layout (Top Panel Included / For the bottom support plate, you will use the stock one provided by Razer)
- NOIR Layout (Top Panel and Bottom Plate Included)
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Engrave your Panel
Add a personal touch and uniqueness to your aluminum panel with our laser engraving services. Please read the instructions carefully to ensure the quality of your image is ready to be engraved. If it does not meet our specifications, this will delay your order
Please read the instructions above carefully. As a reminder, you need to submit at least 2 files. One will be the .svg file of your artwork / logo. The other file is the template that shows where you would like to engrave it on the panel