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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2015, 07:38:31 PM »
Another possibility....getting an open face clear finger wheel at Benjamin Moore......hopefully they can match.
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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2015, 06:06:16 PM »
I think it just begs to be customized either with a metal fingerwheel painted to match or say a brushed aluminum one.   Of course, that is just my opinion which I highly respect!

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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2015, 06:15:06 PM »
I think it just begs to be customized either with a metal fingerwheel painted to match or say a brushed aluminum one.   Of course, that is just my opinion which I highly respect!

It begs to me that it wants an original open center finger wheel.

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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2015, 05:40:56 AM »
I think it just begs to be customized either with a metal fingerwheel painted to match or say a brushed aluminum one.   Of course, that is just my opinion which I highly respect!
Andre...I have seen the light, I highly respect your opinion as well. I agree...you should paint the phone black to match the finger wheel. I can't wait for your next post....Doug
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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2015, 09:51:23 AM »
FYI -  Krylon Industrial U.S.A., produces an off the shelf paint called "Krylon ColorMaster", which is produced in many colors, one of which is a close match to the Western / Northern color code "green-51".    While it's not what I'd call "bang on", it is a close match.    The Krylon color is called "Hosta Leaf - Product code 453541".     
Krylon is sold by a number of retailers, both is Canada and the U.S.A. ...  i.e., Ace Hardware, Sears, Walmart, Sherwin-Williams, Canadian Tire to name a few.
Krylon web page link :  http://bit.ly/1E8LcT8
I painted a 211 several years ago with Krylon "Hosta Leaf" green, and a picture of it is attached.     The set has a Western Electric (Bell System) "G" series handset in "green-51" on it.     The actual color appears to be a closer match when viewed with the human eye, than it does in the digital photo.     It's not a big investment to try a can either, at around $4.49 USD at Ace Hardware, or $5.79 Canadian at Canadian Tire.
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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2015, 08:10:07 PM »
I think it just begs to be customized either with a metal fingerwheel painted to match or say a brushed aluminum one.   Of course, that is just my opinion which I highly respect!
Andre...I have seen the light, I highly respect your opinion as well. I agree...you should paint the phone black to match the finger wheel. I can't wait for your next post....Doug

Doug,

That would work but doesn't it then just become another dime a dozen black 500?
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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2015, 08:51:35 PM »
Well, I think I can trade you the shell of this black painted green 500 set.
I used the almost pristine 1955 base for another project that needed it, and I still have the shell left over somewhere.

If you want color... with a match to black, this will do.

On the other hand... you can turn yours into a parts phone as well by waiting long enough.

« Last Edit: July 22, 2015, 08:53:08 PM by unbeldi »

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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2015, 05:31:26 AM »
I think it just begs to be customized either with a metal fingerwheel painted to match or say a brushed aluminum one.   Of course, that is just my opinion which I highly respect!
Andre...I have seen the light, I highly respect your opinion as well. I agree...you should paint the phone black to match the finger wheel. I can't wait for your next post....Doug

Doug,

That would work but doesn't it then just become another dime a dozen black 500?

Yes it does...tongue was planted firmly in cheek. This was a most bizarre string.
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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2015, 07:39:43 PM »
I never said the phone should be painted black.  What I meant was that the fingerwheel should be painted to match the phone instead of making it another run of the mill color phone with a clear fingerwheel.  A green phone with a metal fingerwheel painted green would be different from  all the other green phones with the clear plastic fingerwheel.  That was what I had in mind!

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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2015, 06:49:22 PM »
When I first joined the Forum in 2009, I was an established collector. I did not collect 500 sets. I still don't.  I do
dabble in eBay, I know that surprises all of you.

I thought all 500 sets were all created equal.  I was WRONG!

500 sets were not created equal......this was proven to me by many members on the Forum. I was educated.  I asked questions
and listened to the answers I was given.

The the early color soft plastic sets from the mid 50's were very desirable. I was told that grey cords on a early color set
was very desirable. I thought they were a mistake an after market add whenever I saw them. That was my opinion!  I passed
them by. My opinion was incorrect!  It cost me $$ for my lack of knowledge.

All early sets had a clear,  plastic,  opened face finger wheel.

I listened to other peoples opinions. Opinions that turned out to be fact.

Since then I have seen early 500 sets go for more than there 302 counter parts on eBay.

Moral of my story is:

You have to listen to learn......or you can just repeat your mistakes.

I will now step down from my soapbox.....Doug
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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2015, 07:05:48 PM »
Moral of my story is:

You have to listen to learn......or you can just repeat your mistakes.

I will now step down from my soapbox.....Doug

Well said, Doug, and worthy of the CRPF Traveling Soap Box Trophy . . . . 
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Re: Green 1955 Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2015, 09:27:34 PM »
thanks John....I am humbled by this award!!...Doug
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