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 Post subject: Telefunken Gavotte 7
PostPosted: Dec Tue 20, 2016 3:46 am 

Joined: Jul Tue 26, 2011 1:37 pm
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Location: Winston Salem NC
So I recently purchased a Telefunken Gavotte 7. The wife is in love with it, and I also think its a pretty amazing looking radio.

I'm going to mechanically restore it, but my wife wants to display it right away. I have refinished 2 radios, and have done varying degrees of work to 10 or so others.

This one is definitely in good shape, but it needs attention. The wood looks good from 5 feet, but getting close I can see the grain of the wood popping through the finish. The white face and gold/brass finish also needs polishing.

What is the best way to go about the wood finish? Most photos I can find show this to be a very high gloss unit.

Also what is the best way to clean the face and Gold?

Pics for reference.

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 Post subject: Re: Telefunken Gavotte 7
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2017 4:37 am 
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I have the exact same radio and when electronically restored it sounds amazing, accept for the SW band I haven't gotten to work. Mine is in almost the exact same condition externally as yours and I am mostly replying to save his thread so I can return later. So far, I have cleaned the outside off with some mineral spirits on a microfiber and then just applied some oil to try to remoisturize the finish a little bit until I can figure out a way to fully restore it. You will be expremely pleased with your purchase once you electronically restore it!

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