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Offline Dan

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Re: Cool find on my free W.E. 500
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2009, 02:51:03 PM »
They work with soft, I did a WE500 1958 and it worked even better than a thermoplastic
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Offline McHeath

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Re: Cool find on my free W.E. 500
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2009, 10:18:47 PM »
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(Dan/Panther SANDED a colored 1500 pushbutton (light blue, I think)) and Got the yellow out. I'll be glad to help you if you need it, but the thread presents it well.

Yeah, well sadly that was me who sanded that 1500.  It was quite the ordeal, and when I was done I'd managed to remove most of the skin on my fingertips which then took weeks to grow back.  I also used strong fingernail polish remover in between sanding coats to remove even more yellowing.

You can read about the saga here:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=566.0

To make a long story short, in my opinion I would only sand a phone again if the discolor was very, very mild.