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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:39:08 PM on 28 December 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Hey guys the first Canberra meet is on at the O'Connor scout hall on 5/1/2019. It starts at 10 AM anyone in the area then are welcome to come and have a look.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:29:54 PM on 5 January 2019.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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Well a good time was had by all. Got a beautiful big white ( 527MA ) AWA mantle set for 70 bucks fully recapped.

Also got a nice old Philips Battery Eliminator which shouldn't be hard to fully restore.

AWA 527MA Valve Radio
Philips Battery Eliminator
Philips Battery Eliminator


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:03:51 PM on 5 January 2019.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:00:03 PM on 8 January 2019.
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Third photo uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:35:21 PM on 8 January 2019.
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Thank you kind sir. I really want to see if I can get this one restored


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:00:43 PM on 9 January 2019.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Bunning's have a paint that will replace what's left of that lot. Used it on a BC-221-N as its paint was beyond redemption & need ed to be replaced.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 5:44:36 AM on 10 January 2019.
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It will probably get stripped right back.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:29:06 AM on 10 January 2019.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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By the looks of it, that's about the stage its at. No way, would I attempt a respray over that lot. That rust needs to be killed. It won't matter if that leaves pits in the metal as that means its got the deep down stuff. It may require a thick undercoat as a leveler?.

Circuit will be be fairly easy basic & primitive.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 10:18:17 AM on 10 January 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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For a "vintage" look I did try an automotive paint product that crinkles as it drys and looks like that armed forces wrinkle finish.

It is intended for Rocker Covers and emulated the "crackle laquer" look.
I think it came in grey or black.
Don't have the empty can so don't have any more detail.
I had to go to a specialist auto supplier, VG paints at Girraween in Sydney.
Places like supercheap did not have it.

Another similar product that looks old fashioned is the "hammertone" type spray paint.
That dries with fish eyes and also "hides" bash marks and rust pits to a degree.
That was a product from the local "hardware and general", they closed shop, probably swallowed by 'Bunnings'.

Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 5:53:32 PM on 10 January 2019.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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The stuff I have is "Rust-oleum" Wrinkle finish Quoted at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.(rustoleum.com). The timing between the first & second coating is of significant importance, if you want to get it right.

It says it stops rust: Fine. But it is highly desirable to get rid of the existing stuff first. Can't see it coming up at Bunnings here.

There are one or two videos on the WEB that just might be of use?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 3:21:03 PM on 19 January 2019.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Fred, Hardware and General are still very much alive. They take up about half a street in Brookvale. Concentrate on supplying the building trade. Big problem with them is working out which one of their many stores to go to!


 
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