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Re: Telephone painting techniques/results
« Reply #90 on: November 19, 2013, 04:20:15 AM »
Several variants of early W28's (not all). Ericsson 1920's wallphones. An ZB/SA 19 made by T&N. Possibly some more. I'd have to check.
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Re: Telephone painting techniques/results
« Reply #91 on: November 22, 2013, 06:34:42 PM »
I only paint metal phones when they are rusty or missing significant areas of paint.  After stripping the phone, I use several coats of semi-gloss spray paint, baking the phone between coats at the highest setting possible.  I then sand the phone using a high grade steel wool #000.then #0000,or  Mirlon 1500 then 2500 to remove the glossy shine. I then polish with Novus #2.  It gives a more realistic finish.
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Re: Telephone painting techniques/results
« Reply #92 on: November 23, 2013, 10:37:51 AM »
Also, when stripping paint from metal I use Klean Strip Aircraft Remover.  It is pretty powerful stuff.  Avoid Rustoleum Aircraft Remover.  It apparently does not do anything.
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Re: Telephone painting techniques/results
« Reply #93 on: November 23, 2013, 12:19:45 PM »
Greg -

What temperature is "the highest setting possible"? Presumably you are baking in your kitchen oven? Most of them can easily exceed 400 degrees.

How long do you bake it?

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Re: Telephone painting techniques/results
« Reply #94 on: November 23, 2013, 05:07:38 PM »
Mine goes up to 500.  I have not set my oven on fire at 500, but your results may vary!  I have had very good results with 350, however, so that is probably a better recommendation.  Make sure the paint has dried first.   Bake each coat separately.  Make sure your wife is not home.  I bake for 20 minutes and then shut the oven off and let the oven and phone part cool gradually.  When I use lower temperatures, like 200, I have noticed that the phones are more prone to dings and wear when sanding/polishing.  If the phone has a paper tag you may have to use a lower temperature such as 250.
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Re: Telephone painting techniques/results
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2015, 04:56:46 PM »
I had an interesting result one time.... I had a 211 and I put the parts in my oved to try to "Bake" the paint off.... wound up with a molten mess.... be careful with those old metal phones.... they aren't all steel.... Pot metals to be sure....W.E. was good about that!
John