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Offline finlover

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Glad to be here! "finlover"
« on: May 18, 2009, 12:14:15 AM »
Hello, boys,
I just stumbled onto this forum and I'm looking forward to making some new friends.  Thanks to all who have said nice things about my work!  Phone restoration is a passion for me.
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 12:23:35 AM »
Mr. finlover:

How do we know it is you and not an impersonator?

Jorge

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 12:43:59 AM »
Fair question.  Finlover is a bit of a celebrity around here, his phones on e-bay are pretty amazing, both the quality of the restoration and the presentation. 

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 12:46:37 AM »
Querido, Jorge,

De veras, soy yo!

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 12:49:41 AM »
Thank you for the compliment, McHeath.  I'll take a little celebrity any way I can get it! ;D

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 01:01:20 AM »
For those who don't know, here's an example of his work. My eyes need to adjust to the color ;D  :o

http://tinyurl.com/o99fuh

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Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 01:10:02 AM »
Finlover, the legend arrives!
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009, 01:18:10 AM »
Thanks for the link, Brian.  Amazing what a can of Krlyon can do... ;)
Seriously, I've found that taking my photos in the morning in the shade produces the best color.  I'm no photog--it's a decent Sony digital camera that I barely know how to use.

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009, 01:33:00 AM »
finlover, tells about your collection ;)

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 01:38:07 AM »
Finlover;
Welcome to our little world.
You do great work, and I look forward to many interesting posts, to and from you.
Regards;
D/P

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009, 03:25:01 AM »
Welcome from the new guy. You do seriously nice work.
"Ain't Worryin' 'Bout Nothin"

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2009, 07:13:31 AM »
I am happy to finally hear from THEE MAN! You do use turtle wax F21 or some kind of armoral type polish right before you take your pics, right?  You do gorgeous work!

I've even seen people copy your presentation , word for word, and the phone not even have it's "soft center" fingerwheel.
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"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 07:34:00 AM »
Welcome aboard Finlover.  We are glad to have you on the forum.  We look forward to reading about all of your secrets for refurbishing telephones! It's good to hear from you. 

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 07:45:58 AM »
Thanks for all your nice words, guys!  After sanding and hand polishing with Novus 1 and 2, my phones get that shiny finish thanks to a final polish on a buffing wheel, followed by a spritz of car detailer (I like "Ice" by Turtle Wax, I think) on a soft terry cloth.

Now that I'm part of this forum, please do me the favor of letting me know when my descriptions are plagiarized.  I work hard on them and it really burns me up when someone lifts them. >:(

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Re: Glad to be here!
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 08:54:22 AM »
welcome finlover, I saw that you do a great job in restoring phones, great!