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SC Painted Fatboy
« on: May 07, 2016, 06:01:21 PM »
I love a challenge and this was a challenge. Thick heavy paint on this beautiful Fatboy.  This didn't bubble and peal off, four hours of citrus stripper and fine steel wool. What a PITA. Not finished, but happy so far. Phone saved! It is working, but the cords are shot, Such a cool design...Doug

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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 06:08:14 PM »
Cool. Great design on those. Nice cleanup!
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 07:01:47 PM »
And to think, someone thought that they were honestly improving the phone by painting it. At least they didn't go the lamp route.
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2016, 08:51:45 PM »
And at a great price . . .     if elbow grease is close to free in your workshop.

Straight line or frequency ringer?
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 09:25:40 PM »
Great job, Doug! It looks new! ;)
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 09:51:59 PM »
thanks guys...those tiny crevices  where the paint loves to hide was loads of fun. I finish the cords tomorrow. It was 4PM and I was cooking swordfish on the grill so my time was up. Needed a few cold ones before cooking....and after!

John....rings loud and clear!! I post better pics tomorrow, if it ever stops raining here. We are 0 for May in Boston, rain every day...Doug
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 12:36:00 AM »
Nice job!  I'll remember the citrus stripper when I go to do mine.
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2016, 07:40:55 AM »
Briny....yours looks just like mine, I wonder why they did this. Mine still had the SC decal intact, but it could not be saved. On the positive side, the paint really protected the Bakelite. Just a cool looking phone, good luck with the refurb. My hands don't feel bad at all today, just a little dry...only used one pair of gloves! Hopefully the retainer is chrome underneath the paint. It does look sharp with the chrome finger wheel.....Doug
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2016, 12:06:52 PM »
Here's mine - with the older handset.
 
Once users were allowed to own their own phones, lots of alternatives appeared - from new designer phones to refurbed classics.  Painted SC and Kellogg bakelite set were apparently popular from the 1970s to the turn of the century.
 
Here's a listing from a 1996 Chicago Old Telephones catalog showing the SC 1212.
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2016, 02:52:31 PM »
and the finished phone....Doug
« Last Edit: May 08, 2016, 03:18:10 PM by Doug Rose »
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2016, 10:48:56 PM »
That is a great looking phone!....You rescued a nice piece!
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2016, 06:15:43 AM »
Nice job!
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2016, 08:44:34 PM »
thanks to all...I do appreciate it....Doug
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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2016, 09:27:08 PM »
I do think it looks best in Black.

Very nice!

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Re: SC Painted Fatboy
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2016, 09:34:58 PM »
An older phone seems to look odd in color, unless it has a translucent quality with the plastic itself being pigmented.
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