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 Post subject: water stains?
PostPosted: Sep Sun 14, 2003 7:51 am 
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I'm trying to restore my zenith 9S262 case, so far I've sanded it down but on the left side there seems to be some splotchy patches which I think are water stains, can anything be done about that? will the stain hide that when it's finished? any ideas would be greatly appreciated<P>you can see it at <A HREF="http://al_ayn.tripod.com/case.html" TARGET=_blank>http://al_ayn.tripod.com/case.html</A> <P>the top two photos are after sanding most of it and the bottom photo is how it looked directly from the barn I found it in...<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: water stains?
PostPosted: Sep Sun 14, 2003 5:44 pm 
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You talk about sanding, (which you should never do) but<BR>Don’t say anything about stripping the cabinet. You did strip it didn’t you ??<BR>( more answers after I find out the answer)<BR><P>------------------<BR>Rick Dippolito<BR>THE PHILCO RESTORER at<BR> <A HREF="http://hometown.aol.com/philcorestorer/myhomepage/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://hometown.aol.com/philcorestorer/myhomepage/index.html</A>


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PostPosted: Sep Sun 14, 2003 9:57 pm 
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Rick, how come I shouldn't have sanded it? and no I didn't strip it... this is the first time I've ever attempted anything like this so I didn't know the proper way to go about it... <P>Antonio<P>------------------<BR>


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PostPosted: Sep Sun 14, 2003 10:11 pm 
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Antonio,<BR>check out this article... <A HREF="http://antiqueradios.com/lacquer.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://antiqueradios.com/lacquer.shtml</A> <P>------------------<BR>


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PostPosted: Sep Sun 14, 2003 11:03 pm 
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I was afraid of that Antonio. First of all, I disagree with 50 % of the article that Bill has brought up, because radio’s NEVER had a piano finish on them. Anyone can put a finish like that on, but it’s just not right on an Antique!<BR>Don’t try to sand off the finish Antonio. Get some Gel Paint remover and take it off with rags or 00 steel wool. Do the whole cabinet; even were you have sanded. Then treat the cabinet with oxalic acid, to make the cabinet all one color!<BR>Never, never use sand paper on an Antique<BR>Do I see some Vermeer loose? Glue that down before going too far,<BR>I won’t comment on the Type of finish because were going to get into some discussions, but let me say the ONLY reason that they used Lacquer is it dryad fast. And time is $$$<BR><P>------------------<BR>Rick Dippolito<BR>THE PHILCO RESTORER at<BR> <A HREF="http://hometown.aol.com/philcorestorer/myhomepage/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://hometown.aol.com/philcorestorer/myhomepage/index.html</A>


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PostPosted: Sep Mon 15, 2003 3:28 am 
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Old Radioz wrote:
<font>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by THE PHILCO RESTORER:<BR><B>I was afraid of that Antonio. First of all, I disagree with 50 % of the article that Bill has brought up, because radio’s NEVER had a piano finish on them. <P></B><HR>
<P><BR>How much ya wanna bet about the piano finish ?<P>I can take pictures of original finishes from many brands (Pilot, Westinghouse...) which haven't been touched and still original. Like a mirror...<P>Syl<BR><P>------------------<BR>


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PostPosted: Sep Mon 15, 2003 4:39 am 
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Always, always use sandpaper on cabinets as bad as that one. Folks who say otherwise have likely never done a total reconstruction refinish like is needed for this Zenith. It is bizarre anyone could look at that picture and think that it matters how you take the finish off- that thing has such major water damage major sanding will be an essential part of any refinishing, even after stripping. There's ZERO patina left to preserve- fear of sandpaper is quite irrelevant.<P>Sandpaper MUST be used and is often used by knowledgeable refinishers between coats (320-600 grit). Steel wool cannot flatten a surface properly- it digs in or rides over the dust nibs, etc.<P>John H. <A HREF="http://home.att.net/~yonny" TARGET=_blank>http://home.att.net/~yonny</A> <P> <P>------------------<BR>


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