Tube Radio Forum - The friendliest radio forum on the net!
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by dorpmuller on Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:00 pm

How bakelite should polish (IMO) I love how this came out. And these Consoltones sound great! Recapped & aligned, cleaned. I used a heat gun, carefully, to straighten out the dial plastic.

Just wish I could get better sensitivity out of it. Anyone got some tips on this?

Click on the thumb to enlarge.

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Th_DSC04165

Rich
dorpmuller
dorpmuller
Member
Member

Number of posts : 31
Registration date : 2009-01-15

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by mbird97x on Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:39 pm

Yeah, use that Sony in the background!! Laughing
Seriously, that did turn out beautiful and what is that Sony model?
mbird97x
mbird97x
Member
Member

Number of posts : 28
Registration date : 2009-01-30

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by geno on Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:08 pm

Turned out beautifully!

Gene

geno
Member
Member

Number of posts : 44
Age : 73
Registration date : 2008-03-13

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by dorpmuller on Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:24 pm

mbird97x wrote:Yeah, use that Sony in the background!! Laughing
Seriously, that did turn out beautiful and what is that Sony model?

Thanks!

ICF-5900W.

Rich
dorpmuller
dorpmuller
Member
Member

Number of posts : 31
Registration date : 2009-01-15

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by bobwilson1977 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:39 pm

Wow. Nice job on the polishing! What do you use to get it to look like that? Buffing compound?

bobwilson1977
Member
Member

Number of posts : 44
Registration date : 2009-02-08

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by Guest on Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:12 am

Nice looking bakelite there Rich. To me there's nothing more beautiful than polished bakelite. I use Meguiar's PlastX clear plastic cleaner and polish on my bakelite RCA 45rpm record players. It removes oxidation and puts a wonderful gloss on the bakelite and it's easy to use. I get it in the automotive department at Wal-Mart.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by bowfin on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:50 am

Nothing cleans a polishes bakelite like Brasso...hands down. No buffing and sweating and rubbing and rubbing. Just smear it on and wipe it off. Bam. I've used everything.


___________
david

bowfin
Member
Member

Number of posts : 21
Registration date : 2009-02-17

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by bobwilson1977 on Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:02 pm

hmmm.. who would've known plain ole' Carnuba wax would work so well? I tell you what I might try next time I get a bakelite set is this wax I got on sale that's made for campers. Its Meguires, but is a lot heavier and contains a lot more caranuba. I used it on both mine and my Wife's vehicles, which are both pretty old, and they looked like mirrors afterward. Bet it'd do a number on radios too.

bobwilson1977
Member
Member

Number of posts : 44
Registration date : 2009-02-08

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by dorpmuller on Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:06 pm

Thanks for the compliments! I use Meguires 3-step system for the cars, paint cleaner, polish, then wax. I use the paint cleaner only to do Bakelite. Any wax I've tried left a whitish sheen on any Bakelite radios I did, so I won't use wax. After the paint cleaner it's good old lemon Pledge.

Rich
dorpmuller
dorpmuller
Member
Member

Number of posts : 31
Registration date : 2009-01-15

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by Don Cavey on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:50 pm

First: Very nice job; it looks great.

Second: Thanks for those other tips. I am not proud to say that I know to wax the car but never seem to get around to it.

Don Cavey
Member
Member

Number of posts : 101
Age : 72
Registration date : 2008-03-12

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by tube radio on Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:37 pm

It looks great.

Lee

tube radio
Member
Member

Number of posts : 162
Age : 80
Registration date : 2008-07-24

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by beebs on Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:59 am

Very sweet li'l Zenith there! It does look wonderful. Finding it interesting to see what everyone's suggestions for polishing up the Bakelite are. When my H723 arrived, it looked great. I asked the seller what he used, and he said just Armor-All. Immediately noticed that every single fingerprint and swipe shows up mercilessly, and it attracts dust like a magnet. Seems there are as many different ideas about getting Bakelite to shine as there were Zenith models!


Last edited by beebs on Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:00 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : darn typos...I'm not getting old...I'm NOT getting old...I'm NOT...)

beebs
Member
Member

Number of posts : 20
Age : 61
Registration date : 2009-02-19

Back to top Go down

I'm proud of this one! (Pic) Empty Re: I'm proud of this one! (Pic)

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum