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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: Damaged threads on cap.
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2009, 12:19:35 AM »
Oh good.  You had me worried for a minute, there....

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Re: Damaged threads on cap.
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2009, 12:27:28 AM »
I'm going to call the color turquoise since I now know the green is a discoloration.  The ever-helpful Wikipedia has a good article on the color with examples of various shades:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turquoise_(color)

And to REALLY confuse the issue of phone color, here's a list of colors:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors
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Re: Damaged threads on cap.
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2009, 12:46:13 AM »
There was another thread on another forum about what I believe is this exact color.  It was called "forget-me-not" and I think there was a link to Paul F's website for it as well.  So take that for what it's worth.

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Re: Damaged threads on cap.
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2009, 03:09:49 AM »
There was another thread on another forum about what I believe is this exact color.  It was called "forget-me-not" and I think there was a link to Paul F's website for it as well.  So take that for what it's worth.

That's right, I forgot about that.  The AE color chart: http://www.paul-f.com/AEcolors.htm It's "Forget Me Not Blue". 
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Re: Damaged threads on cap.
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2009, 08:29:44 AM »
Jorge made a posting here last week about Forget Me Not.....

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1576.msg20751#msg20751

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Re: Damaged threads on cap.
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2009, 03:20:21 PM »
Jorge made a posting here last week about Forget Me Not.....

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1576.msg20751#msg20751

Hmmm, that "Forget Me Not" color looks more blue than my "Forget Me Not" color.  Is it like the difference between white, off-white, and eggshell?
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Re: Damaged threads on cap.
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2009, 03:57:36 PM »
Oh wow, quite a difference.  How about Seafoam green?

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Re: Damaged threads on cap.
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2009, 04:16:32 PM »
this product is great for cleaning everything. an old toothbrush would be good to clean out the threads after the soaking.

http://tinyurl.com/ykhsfup

I bought a couple electric battery toothebrushes, for cleaning chassis with Brasso. It works pretty good, maybe they would work with the stuff you listed. How much is that big bucket, or is it a small one.
D/P

I've been using electric toothbrushes for years.  I bought a new fancy-shmancy sonic one for myself and retired the other one for use cleaning phones and such.  Note to self:  Don't leave them next to each other in the bathroom in case you accidently grab the wrong one and brush your teeth with a toothbrush dipped in Oxyclean and left-over phone grime.  Ick, pa-tooey!

I started to give this one some attention again.  Upon closer examination, the threads aren't that damaged, just a small section at the beginning on the handset threads of the receiver.  The receiver cap is definitely out-of-round.  The receiver element keeps getting wedged in the cap instead of sitting freely.  I'm going to try the soak in hot water method and see if that works.
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