Author Topic: 62 Red 500 progress.  (Read 5015 times)

Offline The Operator

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Re: 62 Red 500 progress.
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 07:42:01 PM »
The crazing on the handset suggests the paint has affected the plastic. This would leave you with 3 layers to deal with:

1) the paint layer, which you've already removed
2) a layer of "affected" plastic, which you've partially sanded through
3) the original unaffected plastic beneath layer 2

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Ever get the urge to call the number on the dial card and say "Hey, I have your phone."

Offline Brinybay

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Re: 62 Red 500 progress.
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2009, 01:55:35 AM »
The crazing on the handset suggests the paint has affected the plastic. This would leave you with 3 layers to deal with:

1) the paint layer, which you've already removed
2) a layer of "affected" plastic, which you've partially sanded through
3) the original unaffected plastic beneath layer 2

Do you have a loupe or magnifying glass? ~The Operator

Just a small one I use for looking at coins.  What am I looking for?
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Offline The Operator

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Re: 62 Red 500 progress.
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2009, 06:22:36 PM »
I thought it might help determine what lies beneath what. But if you're done sanding it's probably a moot point anyway. I think the phone looks just fine and was simply playing "armchair detective" of sorts. ~The Operator
Ever get the urge to call the number on the dial card and say "Hey, I have your phone."

Offline Brinybay

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Re: 62 Red 500 progress.
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2009, 03:09:26 AM »
I thought it might help determine what lies beneath what. But if you're done sanding it's probably a moot point anyway. I think the phone looks just fine and was simply playing "armchair detective" of sorts. ~The Operator

That's quite all right.  You're probably correct about the layers, that's why the top of the handset got the level of gloss I was trying to attain because it was flat and easy to sand, the sides aren't bad either.  Yeah, to the casual observer it looks fine, and a lot better than when I first got it.  Next up is a handset cord, line cord, and finger wheel.  
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Offline Tonyrotary

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Re: 62 Red 500 progress.
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2009, 03:49:52 PM »
Great job with the phone! I just sanded my wife's 500 handset as it had a deep scratch. I started with 400 then 800, then rubbing compound, and finally polishing compound and the buffer. Turned out pretty decent for my first time. I also used rubbing compound of the sides of the case as they had some scratches. I still need to buff it it some more but most of the scratches are gone. Like you Greg, I am kinda picky and try to do a good job.