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 Post subject: Zenith 7s323 refinish (DONE)
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 4:25 am 
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I always wanted one of these but this one is not mine, doing this one for one of our members. It has been refinished before and is way to dark and may have that clear poly on it, yikes may be tough to remove that stuff, I have an IDEA, I will put on some of my home made liquid Piranha over it and should eat off that nasty poly right off down to the bone.. I just got one of these sets at an auction and will redo mine as time allows. I always find time to get one or two of my own radios in the refinishing shop now and then. This will need some veneer repair and some new grill cloth also. Stay tuned to this channel for updates on this fine antique radio makeover.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 7s323 refinish
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 2:30 am 
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Ok making some headway on this good looking zenith 7s323, I have stripped it and removed some bad and peeling veneer. I replced the veneer and will resume on the cabinet tomorrow perhaps finishing up Saturday and get it back to the owner.. New grill cloth will be added although wont be the same pattern because its out of print will find something suitable for it. The grill cloth cardboard backing fell apart and I will fabricate a new one. That veneer was walnut on this radio so that's what I used. The new shop I'm is a dream, used the AC today got pretty hot out today in Dallas.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 7s323 refinish
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 1:16 pm 
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I would love to see a video of the process of wrapping and cutting that corner veneer piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 7s323 refinish
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 7:07 pm 
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I finished up this 7s323 today and this will be shipped out next week to the owner . This zenith model 7s323 is highly sought after for the zenith collectors all over the country. When one comes up for sale they go quick, very good looking set, has 1930,s style written all over it. This set , the toned finish and veneer replacement turned out very well and will display nicely in any radio collection.


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