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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:12:12 AM on 12 April 2014.
Sue's avatar
 Location: Daylesford, VIC
 Member since 13 January 2011
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I've just bought an AWA PA150 public address speaker, the type that was once seen mounted above the blackboard in State Schools across the nation. It seems to be moulded from grey Bakelite, and there's a large crater burnt in the top surface. I'll probably have to paint it, but what is the best material for filling holes in Bakelite? Polyester resin?

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:06:20 PM on 12 April 2014.
Redxm's avatar
 Location: Tamworth, NSW
 Member since 6 April 2012
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Im far from an expert on this, but I have used araldite mixed with bakelite shavings/powder to colour it.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 1:12:40 PM on 12 April 2014.
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 Location: NSW
 Member since 10 June 2010
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This full archive article from Silicon Chip is up at the moment.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:50:36 PM on 8 May 2015.
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 Location: Australia, SA
 Member since 21 December 2011
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I have one of these speakers also. It came with the amp and turntable cabinet but the National Anthem record was missing. The kids also pinched all of the valves!

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