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Offline HarrySmith

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Pink 500P/U
« on: July 24, 2010, 05:24:10 PM »
This is the Pink 500 P/U I just got from eBay. I have a bunch of pics here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/HarrySmith1957/PinkMushroomPhone#
I will post more as I get along with restoration.
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 08:22:45 PM »
Harry:

Nice collection of pictures. I like the T shirt of the "18 year old with 32 years of experience".
Jorge

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 08:56:33 AM »
OOPS, I did not mean to share everything with you guys :o
That was from my 50th, three years ago ::)
How about the phone? That was the purpose of the post ;)
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 12:22:00 PM »
Harry:
I am looking at my crystal ball right now ( ;D ;D ;D ) and see lots of sanding ahead. The base is in excellent condition and am glad there are no rusty feet. Feel free to take the base apart and scrub everything with a small brush and lots of soap.

Of course, no water on the receiver and transmitter. Clean those with alcohol and Q tips.

PS: My crystal ball also shows that I may have a pink cord in my garage to replace the faded one you have. I can take a picture if interested.
Jorge

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 06:16:14 PM »
Yes, unfortunately looks like more sanding for me :(
I was surprised at how clean the base was, except for the smudge on the "P" it looks brand new, one of the few I have seen with plastic feet that were not rusted ;D
I would be interested in a replacment cord, I was going to try dying it but replacing will be much easier :)
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 12:01:54 AM »
Harry:

I found one from 1966. I emailed you a little while ago.
Jorge

Offline McHeath

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 01:04:26 AM »
It's a nice phone, and should look great after some elbow grease.  You might have to go down to 400 grit, but the phone is worth it I think. 

Offline Dan

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 09:47:19 AM »
I have one similar to this and it has a "faded" numbers plate and an orange cover like yours. I don't sand. Will sanding on the numbers plate make it darker? I was wondering if sanding the entire phone you have here would blend the colors and even them out.
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 12:44:56 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys! Yes, it will be some work but should be worth it! I already sanded a pink 500, the very first phone I got. Sanding removes the discolored outer layer of plastic and reveals the original color underneath. Since the color is all the way through it will be fine. The number ring is the same, the numbers are all the way through as well so sanding will return it to it's former glory! I think I have some before & after pictures of the first one I sanded at home, I will try and post them. Also you can check the thread on the blue 500 I am working on to see the difference after sanding.
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Offline cihensley@aol.com

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 12:55:16 PM »
If you stop at 400-grit the color may be right but you will never get the phone truly shiny. If the underlying plastic was the same color originally (most likely), the dial bezel and the shell will sand to the same color. The numbers on the dial go entirely through the plastic, so sanding will not harm them.

Chuck

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010, 01:02:25 PM »
400 is where I started with the last Pink one & with the Blue one I am working on now. I go to 600, 800, 1000 & finish with 1200. Then Novus 3 & 2 and finish with a nice coat of wax! Really smooth and shiny after that!
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 11:34:16 PM »
Harry:

Here are some pictures of the cord we talked about. Before, after wash, after F21. It looks better in person than with the fluorescent lights in my laundry room. I reversed the coils to give it a tighter look.
Jorge

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Pink 500P/U
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2010, 07:23:32 AM »
Thanks Jorge ;D
Looks great ;D
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