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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
PostPosted: May Tue 21, 2019 6:55 am 
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Excellent article with a very good set f pictures and explanation. I think as a newbie to doing this I could pull it off. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
PostPosted: May Tue 21, 2019 3:06 pm 
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Thank you all for the kind words. It took me a month to do the recover and the tutorial with pictures. Trying not to babble on to much. I wanted to emphasize some little tricks that make the going easier. I did use Ed Morris’s tutorial as my guide a lot. The actual recovering takes about a week plus. Next I have two 8G005’s that are in poor shape. I’m hoping to get a complete set of patterns between the two. I will be following Ed’s tutorial when I do this one for sure.

I’m sure you can pull it off Tom. Slow, easy, and concentrate on each section you do. Make sure each piece is set and looks correct before gluing. You’ll find the rounded corners the hardest. Some folds don’t want to play nice. A tack hammer squashes them down nicely while the glue is setting up. Good luck and let us know how it’s going.
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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
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Many of these radios and portable phonographs were covered with book cloth, not the thicker Tolex used on guitar amplifiers. There are several sellers of book cloth.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 12:52 pm 
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Ed Morris wrote:
Excellent work! Your H500 looks great. And your your thread is very well done, too. Great photos and tutorial.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
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Why did you use the word "stag" to describe the covering material?

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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
PostPosted: Jun Tue 25, 2019 3:24 pm 
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The word Stag has been used here to describe the old TO covering.
Zenith The Royalty of Radios. "Black Stag was Zenith's official name for the vinyl/cloth covering for most of the tube Trans-Oceanics." Notice that they use the word Most and not All. I have an L600 and the covering is almost smooth. Not quit like the other models. Maybe the black book style covering was used on this model.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
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Freeman wrote:
The word Stag has been used here to describe the old TO covering.
Zenith The Royalty of Radios. "Black Stag was Zenith's official name for the vinyl/cloth covering for most of the tube Trans-Oceanics." Notice that they use the word Most and not All. I have an L600 and the covering is almost smooth. Not quit like the other models. Maybe the black book style covering was used on this model.

Freeman

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FWIW, it is always amazing to me what a little more research can provide...

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 Post subject: Re: Replacing the old Stag covering on my Zenith A600-Finish
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