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 Post subject: Vintage GE Radio Console 81927 -
PostPosted: Sep Sat 11, 2021 2:22 pm 
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I have inherited this GE radio which needs a lot of repairs. First, can the broken grill be repaired and how? Should I sand the veneer, replace the broken pieces or what are my options?

I am new at this and can use all the suggestions I can get.

Thanks in advance, Robin


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage GE Radio Console 81927 -
PostPosted: Sep Sat 11, 2021 11:26 pm 
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I would simply polish that cabinet. It looks better than many. As far as that broken bar, contact a member down near Dallas. If you can remove and send it, that should be easy. By the way, that radio has the obselete F.M. band. Not real common. Craig


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage GE Radio Console 81927 -
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 2:39 pm 
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Thank you for replying. Do you have a suggestion for the top of the console? Should I glue it? Or try to piece in new veneer?

Thanks again, Robin


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage GE Radio Console 81927 -
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 3:19 pm 
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If you're just starting out, l would just put veneer pieces there and glue. It won't look perfect but it's better. Otherwise the center top should be re-veneered. I have an RCA whose front panel was unevenly glued from the factory....75 years later much had cracked and peeled. Craig


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage GE Radio Console 81927 -
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 7:59 am 
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That is the sort of top that is difficult to repair as the top, and control panel, are essentially one piece. The least I can say is that the veneer is not damaged on the curve. Anyhow the problem is that the end of the panel that is damaged is obscured by a piece of molding as it curves down the front, unless I'm not viewing it correctly.
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Arran


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