"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Greg G., September 21, 2012, 01:59:56 PM
Quote from: AE_collector on September 22, 2012, 08:42:34 PMAny idea why the polish #5 can't be shipped to USA?
Quote from: TelePlay on September 22, 2012, 04:30:29 PMI seem to remember something called Greygate Polishing Compound No 5 that was made for the GPO to polish Bakelite. It's talked about at this forum link.http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5383.15It's readily available for a reasonable price, if it works, but it's sold in the UK and seems it can't be shipped to the US.Is this what you were reading? It's doesn't seem to be a restoration product if the original cast finish is gone but a polish to clean, polish and shine the original outer layer.
Quote from: TelePlay on September 24, 2012, 09:47:14 PMDid you see this?http://www.britishtelephones.com/bakelit1.htm
Quote from: TelePlay on September 24, 2012, 11:18:34 PM"We do not send to the US as we have store there."
Quote from: Nick in Manitou on January 16, 2013, 08:43:48 PMIf anyone tries the Greygate Polishing Compound, please post your impressions of the product.Thanks!
Quote from: david@london on December 30, 2013, 02:05:38 PMthe cloth with the greygate on it immediately turned brown, so it seems to be getting off another layer of ingrained dirt. i think it contains some wax too, to shine.definitely a cleaner/polish though, not a cure for discolouration like a back to black-type product. i believe it was used by the gpo.edit - this is the greygate no. 5 bakelite polish in a tube, not the plastic polish in a small bottle