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 Post subject: Re: Grill cloth
PostPosted: Jul Sun 21, 2019 6:05 pm 

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Location: Paducah, kentucky
Hope the photo loads. This radio is in great shape and works good. Just the ratty looking dial cloth(screen).
Thanks for all the reply’s .

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 Post subject: Re: Grill cloth
PostPosted: Jul Mon 22, 2019 8:33 am 

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 3469
Location: Nr London, England, SS1 3PT
Agree about finding cloth that is really suitable for old radio use. Always try to get a sample patch and if they wont send one walk away.

Buy from a "reputable antique radio restoration company" was mentioned but this doesn't always work out. Bought a large piece from a US "well known company" and it would make a good chair bottom. Paid postage to the UK at an exorbitant rate to rub salt in the wounds.

If a cloth is not really open weave on some Philips radios it will actually flap which looks really awful.


 Post subject: Re: Grill cloth
PostPosted: Aug Sat 10, 2019 7:38 pm 
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Location: Groveland MA
I ended up scrubbing the grill with Brasso, it cleaned it up a bit but it took a very long time to get the dried up Brasso out of the screen. I had placed paper between the screen and the cloth so that the cloth would not become contaminated.

It looks better but not fantastic.


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A place for everything, everything in it's place. I just don't remember where all those places are.
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