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Offline RotarDad

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2014, 07:47:00 PM »
Great work, Christian!  I really like the two-tone look, especially in that color.
Paul

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2014, 08:26:30 PM »
Christian......really nice job...way to hang in there with it. You should be very proud....Doug
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2014, 08:49:05 PM »
Looks nice, I'd like to see how it plays into your display.

Ben
Thanks! I think it'll look out of place for now, at least until I restore my Oxford Grey black dial set.
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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2014, 08:50:51 PM »
Very, very nice, Christian.   How did you get the aqua paint out of the Bell System logo on the back?

Looks to me like you just made a few hundred bucks, in terms of recovered value of a rare-color 500.

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2014, 08:51:27 PM »
Great work, Christian!  I really like the two-tone look, especially in that color.
I love the two tone phones, and hopefully I get a factory-style set one of these days. :)
Christian Petterson

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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2014, 08:53:25 PM »
Christian......really nice job...way to hang in there with it. You should be very proud....Doug
A lot of time went into this phone, and I'm proud of every second I spent restoring it!
Christian Petterson

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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2014, 08:56:40 PM »
Very, very nice, Christian.   How did you get the aqua paint out of the Bell System logo on the back?

Looks to me like you just made a few hundred bucks, in terms of recovered value of a rare-color 500.

I just used the "Totally Awesome" soap, and I carefully chipped away the paint with my fingernails (I'm surprised my fat fingers didn't gouge the badge). :P
Christian Petterson

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Offline baldopeacock

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2014, 09:31:19 PM »
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I just used the "Totally Awesome" soap, and I carefully chipped away the paint with my fingernails (I'm surprised my fat fingers didn't gouge the badge). :P

I don't know of anyone who's found a chemical that's effective on Polane up to now.   You saw that on a model-builders' forum, didn't you?   

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Offline Dennis Markham

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2014, 10:27:42 PM »
Christian, your phone looks great.  Nice job of rescuing that one!

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Re: I have a hunch, just a hunch...
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2014, 11:30:35 PM »
Wow looks great, the blue and the black look great together.

Scot