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Offline McHeath

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Re: Missbehaving 500 after cleaning with light soap and water.
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2009, 12:54:02 AM »
Looks great!  Hope you get a pretty penny for it. 

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Re: Missbehaving 500 after cleaning with light soap and water.
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2009, 01:08:46 AM »
Thanks guys. I really want to start selling many of my phones on eBay (once they're fixed up all purdy-like) so getting the first listing up and running is a good step for me, even if it doesn't sell for much. I thought I'd just start with the simple not-very-old black 500.
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Re: Missbehaving 500 after cleaning with light soap and water.
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2009, 03:59:53 AM »
That is nice and shiny. You know Hobie, this simple not very old black phone is the very first image I think of when someone mentions phones. These, along with the black dial ones are classics, in my opinion.
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Re: Missbehaving 500 after cleaning with light soap and water.
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2009, 11:43:22 AM »
Quote from: foots
That is nice and shiny. You know Hobie, this simple not very old black phone is the very first image I think of when someone mentions phones. These, along with the black dial ones are classics, in my opinion.

By the way, I got the shine using only Novus 2 and the Ryobi buffer. I did about three coats. It took a few buffs to get out a few of the scratches, otherwise the buffing work went really fast and easy. I love the Ryobi!

I just ordered the complete line of Novus 1-2-3 to try the "full Monty" so to speak, as I'd rather only use any sandpaper as a last resort for deep scratches. Also I'm really curious how the Novus 3 might work as the first rougher buff on bakelite, like on my AE 40s, and if the Novus 1 may ad an extra special last finishing touch. I also just really like using Novus as opposed to any "stronger stuff" because its so nice and benign, and doesn't stink, and I can do the polishing indoors.

And yes, the first phone I think of as a "classic rotary" would also be a black pre-1958 (or thereabouts) 500 with a black metal dial and leather feet. I have about ten of those to refurbish and sell, but most of the dials could use new paint. Right now I'm concentrating on the AE 40s.
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Re: Missbehaving 500 after cleaning with light soap and water.
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2009, 08:48:36 PM »
Well, I didn't get any bids on the '68 500. I know it's not a "special" phone by any stretch, and at $15 plus $15 shipping I can see the difficulty here...no matter how much I appreciate the good ol' black 500s.

Still, it's good practice as I learn to refine my presentations on eBay. Not to be discouraged, I revised the listing, changed the title to maybe show up better in a search, added some color and design elements, etc..

http://tinyurl.com/m9erf8

If it doesn't sell this time around, maybe I'll just use the term "art deco" in the title. Kidding!  ;) But I guess I could say "Not Art Deco" and that would be accurate and still show up in a search... ;D
« Last Edit: September 27, 2009, 08:50:43 PM by HobieSport »
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Re: Missbehaving 500 after cleaning with light soap and water.
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2009, 02:31:29 PM »
Matt;
The only thing I would change in your ad, would be to remove the part where it says; "It seems to work" That jumped out at me. Avoid like the plaque any reference that is negagtive.
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