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Offline Doug Rose

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Badly Faded Gray Connecticut Handset
« on: June 30, 2020, 01:39:23 PM »
I needed this for a project and took a shot. Badly faded yellow with a bad scratch mark. Gray is such a hard color to get.

I got it yesterday and used a low grit wet sand on and and dropped in a 50/50 bleach water. I had never done anything but Ivory in the Bleach bath.

I must say, it came out superb, about 24 hours in the bath.....Doug

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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Badly Faded Gray Connecticut Handset
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 01:57:07 PM »
I will conservatively say noticeable improvement.
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Re: Badly Faded Gray Connecticut Handset
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 02:28:41 PM »
thanks Jim....surprising to say the least..Doug
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Re: Badly Faded Gray Connecticut Handset
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 03:43:58 PM »
Wow, I must say it turned out fantastic. Good job! What kind of phone would that have came off of?

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Re: Badly Faded Gray Connecticut Handset
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 08:07:42 PM »
Wow, I must say it turned out fantastic. Good job! What kind of phone would that have came off of?
Doug...it went on a Connecticut Toaster phone. Besides the heavy metal phones, they had one made in Gray thermoplastic that really did shrink....other Doug
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Re: Badly Faded Gray Connecticut Handset
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 12:57:27 PM »
Nice set, Doug. It's a treat to see one that isn't chipped, cracked, warped or discolored.
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Re: Badly Faded Gray Connecticut Handset
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 10:21:28 PM »
Thatís amazing Doug, good job.
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Re: Badly Faded Gray Connecticut Handset
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 07:46:00 AM »
thanks guys....it was a pleasant surprise.

I have a light Blue Princess with fading like this, I put it in the soup and no changes at all after 3 days....Doug
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