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Post by RUBBERCHICKEN on Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:05 am

HERES A SILVERTONE MODEL 8003 I BROGHT HOME AND THE WIFE WAS A INSTANT RADIO LOVER ALL OF A SUDDEN SO IM GOING TO GIVE IT TO HER FOR EASTER HOPE SHE LIKES IT !!
HERES BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF IT
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Post by Oldsmobile Man on Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:18 pm

WOW! That is an amazing job! Are you a professional painter by any chance? That is one of the best paint jobs i've ever seen!

That is amazing!

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Post by RUBBERCHICKEN on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:19 pm

ROB I USED TO BE A AUTOBODY MAN HAD A BODY SHOP A FEW YEARS BACK THAT PAINT I USED ON THAT RADIO WAS AUTOMOTIVE PAINT ITS A GM LIGHT BLUE METALIC
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Post by antiqueradiobuff on Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:31 pm

yes i reconize that paint anyware we have over 5,000 colors at our shop as well I also work in a body shop i am a maint mgr. lol i do mostly everything except for body work and crash repairs we have 4 frame machines and a good size paint t dept.
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Post by Uffda on Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:18 pm

If she liked it before, she will love it now. Nice job. I have a midget
metal Arvin that is going to hide in the closet in shame.

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Post by RUBBERCHICKEN on Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:49 pm

Hi phil why is it going into hiding ? ya want sell it!
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Post by antiqueradiobuff on Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:12 pm

Shocked Nice Job Jim Did you Properly treat the rust so it does not come
back it be a sahame to see it come back through that awesome job you did
just cirous
nice job keep up the good work
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Post by RUBBERCHICKEN on Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:03 pm

hows beadblasting the cabinet then coating with fill and sand primer
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Post by Uffda on Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:09 pm

Sell it? No, I want to make it purty, But I am no painter. I could be talked into
trading up if you have something nice to swap. I like early battery sets and Trans-Oceanics. No painting needed for those.
PM me if you want to talk.

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Post by simplex1040 on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:04 pm

Nice
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Post by kdtbird on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:57 pm

OK, give up the secret. How did you keep from messing up the foil dial?
It looks great!

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Post by RUBBERCHICKEN on Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:39 pm

no big secret i carefully removed it then cleaned the old glue off the backside with fingernail polish remover on a rag and then reglued it with gorrila super glue
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:34 pm

Hey Mr. Rubber Chicken! Youse done a good thing. Now I have a question for you on one of the radios you have on your Web site. It's the RCA Victor 32. I have one just like it. What I want to know is how did you finish it as I would like mine to look as good. Spare no details please.

Mine has an intermittent volume control Sad and the Covers in the back are missing, pale but it does Play. Laughing
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Post by RUBBERCHICKEN on Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:50 am

HELLO Resistance is Futile we just give it a good cleaning with forsmbys buildup remover to remove the grime then mixed up equal parts of turpentine-boiled linseed oil - vineger and shook it up in a bottle good them wiped it down with that then rubbed it down with lemon oil is all we did to it looked great that mixure stuff i dont remember what they called it but i found that potion on ARF forum for furniture restoreing you probaly know the stuff im talkin about if not let me know ill send you the recipe for it
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:05 pm

Please send, as my recollection is none Embarassed existent.
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Post by RUBBERCHICKEN on Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:42 pm

Resistance i pm you the recipe and method for using it by the way take a beore and after pic and post it so we can see your results
GOOD LUCK
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Post by tunes on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:13 pm

very nice, the color is great, im a corvette fan and when i saw that color it instantly reminded me of the c4 corvettes that are close to that color,then i read its gm paint,makes me wonder,great restore work

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Post by GaryRabbitt on Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:51 am

Hi Tunes, you do realize this post is from 5 years ago. Smile
The job he did is very good. Some of us do use acrylic enamel for repaints. I don't like to mess with the base/clear paints. A good air drying paint like Centauri gives a good gloss and depth. It might not be available anymore because of the BS air regs and such. I have some various colors in quarts. Mismatches discarded at the paint store.
To paint a raido with base coat, clear coat is way overkill, but it can be done.
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Post by Stevehyman on Sat May 18, 2013 10:47 pm

Nice job on the little Silvertone. I just completed the same one in white. The recap was easy but the speaker was rotted and I think the mice got to it. I just got a new 4" and put the transformer on it with JB weld. I only get 2 stations up here in the Black hills, but the little 4 tuber gets them very good with a 10 ft wire. Now everyone wants it. It's good to keep history alive. Thanks for the pics.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun May 19, 2013 12:10 am

Nice job on the radio.

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