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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: May Sat 18, 2019 8:06 am 
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It is a wonderful result but I hope the veneer all stays down when it gets in a warm and dry house. I re-glued some and it was fine at first but 6-12 months later it bubbled up. This was after cleaning under as best as I could and blowing out with an air duster.

It maybe OK if its a closed lift and dirt and grime hasn't got in over the years with it stored in a shed or garage?

I used PVA but maybe you used something else. Think the way to go for me is to remove and replace.

Good luck Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: May Sat 18, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Wow! What a nice job!

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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: May Sat 18, 2019 2:25 pm 
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Nice job, Troy!

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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: May Sat 18, 2019 11:13 pm 
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Here is a pic of the final product(minus the chassis of course).... Got the grille cloth in and tried to line up the original screw hole and staple marks to get the cloth back in its original position... Had a little fading to it so would have been a little darker hue of brown but still extremely happy it is the original and in perfect shape... Decided against cleaning the escutcheon any further than warm water and mild soap... Did not want to do any polishing as it took 81 years go get that patina... Also got the speaker board in so it is all ready for the chassis/speaker when I get it done... 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: May Mon 20, 2019 3:58 am 
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Good job, looks very nice post more pic when its playing some big band music.


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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: May Wed 22, 2019 9:56 pm 
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A beautiful job. Your very lucky to have that talent with the veneer being in such poor shape.
I'm looking forward to see the end results also.

Freeman


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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 6:58 pm 
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Beautiful work! That model is one of my favorite Zenith consoles.

I hope you post the chassis restoration in the "Electrical/Mechanical Repair & Restoration" section.

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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: Jun Sun 02, 2019 1:32 am 
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That's a really nice job and a beautiful radio! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Cabinet restoration of my Zenith 15U269
PostPosted: Jun Tue 04, 2019 7:27 pm 
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VERY nice! :roll:


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