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Offline Steve Mack

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« on: May 10, 2010, 03:58:54 PM »
Hello, I'm not sure if this is the correct thread for introductions.  My name is Steve McAnally and I live in Florida.  I have been a member of TCI for several years and just discovered this forum.  I see already a lot of talk on what interests me, mainly the restoration of antique phones, especially the cosmetic end of it.  I've gotten pretty good at Bakelite and soft plastic and may be able to help others and am always looking to learn something I don't know.  What I need help with is the proper painting of metal phones and some of the basic wiring problems we run into with these classics.  I see a few names from TCI here and look forward to participating.  Thanks.

Offline Kenny C

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 04:05:43 PM »
Welcome every one here is EXTREMELY helpful.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 04:14:54 PM »
Welcome Steve.  I am sure that we will be happy to ask your advice on bakelite and soft plastic restoration.  We already have a few restoration whizzes here, but another is always welcome.


Offline Dennis Markham

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 04:18:02 PM »
Steve, I'm glad you made your way to the Forum.  You'll find everyone to be friendly and excited about antique telephones.  There has been much discussion about different refurbishing processes.  If you search from the "home" page you may find a thread or two about what you're looking for.  If not, just start a new thread.  Everyone likes to look at "before" and "after" photos so don't be bashful.  We're all learning new things together.


Offline Phonesrfun

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 04:58:36 PM »

Welcome to the forum.  Yes, there are several club members here too!  This is a great place

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Offline Jim Stettler

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 06:39:49 PM »
Welcome to the forum Steve.
I have been hanging here since December  or so. It is a fun place.

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Offline McHeath

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 07:10:14 PM »
Welcome Steve!  There has been many a discussion about painting old phones, I've tried it myself a few times and gotten poor to very nice results.  Though I don't paint phones that are actually rare or unique.  (not sure I have any phones that are really rare or unique anyway :D)

Offline Brinybay

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 12:19:00 AM »
Welcome to the group!  I would like to know a way to get plastic phones shiny w/o a lot of tedious sanding or painting.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 01:37:35 AM »
Welcome to the forum, glad to have someone aboard who already has 'the sickness'.

You've only been here since December?  Seems much longer than that.
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