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 Restoring a Paton VCT-2
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 3:19:39 PM on 14 August 2019.
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 Location: Brisbane, QLD
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I've finished restoring a Paton VCT-2 which was in a physically poor condition, only had to replace a couple of caps and the power cord. All the resistors were within spec, cleaned all switches and tested it. I then stripped it down as much as possible, cleaned the metal with Septone "Wax & Grease Remover" - undercoated it with Septone " Etch Primer " and finished off with " Rust-Oleum " Hammered Black Paint which didn't come out black as can be seen by the photos.

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:00:23 PM on 14 August 2019.
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Photos uploaded.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:08:49 AM on 15 August 2019.
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 Location: Toongabbie, NSW
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Hi Rudolf, nicely done!
The switch markings have come up nicely.
Did you spray a coat of clear over the plate or is it polished?
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 1:09:24 PM on 15 August 2019.
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 Location: Brisbane, QLD
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Hi Fred, I began by giving it a clean with warm water then gave it a polish, still not happy so I smeared a bit of silicone on a rag and rubbed it on then wiped it off with a clean one.


 
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