"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by AlainC, February 21, 2019, 01:37:37 PM
Quote from: Key2871 on February 21, 2019, 04:11:22 PMYou really want to clean it up as best as possible, using an abrasive cleaner, Ajax or something like that. Then go to others, such as steel wool.Triple ought steel wool, four ought, and another abrasive cleaner such as brasso start with the minimum first because you don't want to actually damage anything.If you resort to sand paper, use 2000 wet dry or higher, then go to finer steel wool for the finish.Or use rubbing compound with a rag then give it a good wipe down. Or if you have a buffer, start with an aggressive compound then go to a polish compound. Some very dry pitted handsets need to be worked over with something else to get down to the better finish first. Then go to a polisher for the finish work. Caps will not need to much as far as aggressive compound, because you could damage something. Those are things I have done to get a nice Finish.Ken
Quote from: AlainC on February 23, 2019, 04:28:35 PMSo from what I understand, Doug, the sanding is kind of useless ? Will the handset get worst overtime ?Most AE40's handset are hard to find.
Quote from: AlainC on February 23, 2019, 04:05:54 PM...did some experiments...Steel wool with brasso...In this case, the best result was using 0000 steel wool with brasso all over the handset ( which I tried before but with a cloth only ) along with wet fine sanding on the "lumpy" areas....