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Offline EdT

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Re: "Two For" ebay Find - Just Arrived
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2011, 03:52:04 AM »
Have  any of you tried detailing clay ?,  I had great success with it for overspray and dirty contaminated surfaces.  VIM might be another good product as the abrasives are a plastic instead of silca like other scrubbing products.

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: "Two For" ebay Find - Just Arrived
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2011, 08:50:17 AM »
I have found that most of the outer surface of the Uniphone bakelite shell is rough like it has been corroded somehow.  I don't recall ever seeing bakelite like this.  I am having to sand the shell to make it smooth.

Larry
Larry...I have seen bakelite get course on a WE F1 receiver cap only. It gets the consistency of an orange peel. Once they get like that, I toss them. I have never been able to get them anywhere close to the way they should be. Its funny, but on on a WE F1 receiver cap. I have never heard an explanation for this...Doug
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: "Two For" ebay Find - Just Arrived
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2011, 09:06:59 AM »
Doug,

I have seen plenty of receiver caps like you describe.  I assume that the problem is caused somehow by the physical contact with the ear (skin oil and/or ear wax).  The surface of the Uniphone shell is somewhat like that, but not nearly as bad.  I am wondering if it was exposed to some substance which caused a chemical reaction.  The base plate and internal parts look normal though.  The roughness is coming off with Micro-Mesh sanding.  The next time I can stop at a hardware store, I plan to look for right steel wool.

Larry

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: "Two For" ebay Find - Just Arrived
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2011, 09:25:56 AM »
Larry...good news.....try a medium steel wool on it....nice phones at a great price....Doug
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