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Offline wds

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2010, 02:20:59 PM »
Here's the finished product.  I really like the look of black on these old phones, so I stayed with the original color.  Mfd 1949, but other than the scratches, the inside of the phone was very clean, and even the cords seemed original.  The dial plate didn't have a mark on it.  The Conn. handset was very light and flimsy.  Seems like the military would have specified a better handset.  The dial center says it belongs to "BLDG S-249" - wonder if there is any way to find out which government site this phone belonged to.
Dave

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2010, 02:26:19 PM »
Here's the finished product.  I really like the look of black on these old phones, so I stayed with the original color.  Mfd 1949, but other than the scratches, the inside of the phone was very clean, and even the cords seemed original.  The dial plate didn't have a mark on it.  The Conn. handset was very light and flimsy.  Seems like the military would have specified a better handset.  The dial center says it belongs to "BLDG S-249" - wonder if there is any way to find out which government site this phone belonged to.
Really nice paint job. I had to go back in the thread to see if you painted or it was original. Well done!....Doug
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2010, 02:29:10 PM »
Looks good! Nice job Dave! I am still waiting to get mine back from the painter, next one I think I will do myself :o
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Offline Dennis Markham

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2010, 04:10:51 PM »
Your "toaster" look great, Dave.  Nice job.

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2010, 10:37:30 AM »
Finally got my phone back from the painter :D
Unfortunately I am going to have to give it back to him as it is a very poor job >:(
Hopefully he can wet sand & buff out the defects :-\
Harry Smith
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Offline KeithB

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2010, 11:16:56 AM »
Harry, is the problem drips and runs, or just an over-all "orange peel" texture to the paint?  (I can't really tell from the photographs.)  Also, as much as I love the lavender/purple color, I think it might look better with a darker/deeper purple (just my personal preference, honestly.)

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2010, 11:30:35 AM »
The problem is both, couple of runs & some orange peel. I asked for a brighter purple, I did not want a dark color.
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Offline KeithB

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2010, 05:16:59 PM »
Both of those "defects" are caused by poor painting techniques.  Runs, drips, sags are caused by over-application (typically a rookie mistake, ask me how I know  :D ) and orange peel is caused by a number of different factors, all related to the individual doing the paint mixing and shooting.  Seeing as how it was a "favor from a friend", I can understand you might be reluctant.  Maybe if you offered him a few bucks to strip it down and re-do it, he *might* do a better job?  It never hurts to ask, he might think you can't honestly tell the difference.

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2011, 07:56:38 PM »
Been a while but I got my phone repainted and back together. This was my first dial, I completely disassembled it and cleaned eveerything while the case was getting painted. It works! I took a few pictures but they all came out looking blue not matter hpw I lit it. This was the only one that looked close to the actual purple color.
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Offline Adam

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2011, 10:15:08 PM »
Cool color!  Very retro!  :)

For pic color problem, did you try taking the pic in daylight as opposed to using a flash?
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Signal Corps TP-6A, or "How would you like your toast?"
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2011, 07:31:02 AM »
I will try it outside this weekend when I will be home during daylight. Thanks for the tip :)
Harry Smith
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