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 Post subject: Repainting a Westinghouse H124 "refrigerator radio"
PostPosted: Sep Wed 17, 2008 10:28 pm 
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I just got this radio and the paint, (white/ivory) around both knobs, is worn down to the original dark plastic casting color.

The rest of the paint on the radio is fair.

Should I strip the paint & repaint it or just try to "blend in" paint in the worn areas?

If I were to repaint, what brand of paint would you recommend?

Do I need to prime the plastic?

This is my first attempt at plastic cabinet repair/repainting, as I just normally repair the insides.

I looked int he archives, but could not find a conclusive answer.
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Lightly sand then finish off with Rustoleum spray epoxy. There's an ivory color. Did an ivory one and a green one and they look really good. No primer rerquired.

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FrankB, Strip it completely. That is what i did here. I then shot it with Dupli Color dark brown metalic. Then about 8 coats of clear. I think it came out pretty nice.
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I have one of these in Ivory also. You guys mention that yours is in bakelite. The one of mine is a metal cased one. Do i have something rare?
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Never seen a metal one.
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It looks identical to the one posted above. It just has a metal case instead of one made out of bakelite. I've never seen one either until i bought mine on the auction site years ago.
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Metal case was probably a proto type radio, one of a kind. Might be worth thousands..Ebay it out..


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