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Stromberg Blue Sally 30 and Sanding Issue, Help
« on: August 24, 2014, 06:52:17 PM »
I have a Stromberg blue that I used the Sally 30 on, 2 hours, packed in a plastic tub in sunlight as I have done before with success.  See pic for before shot, was really bad, note the small blue area where a decal was and the mouth piece turned upside down for reference.  All parts came back 100% except the top side of the hand set.  It had a white spot and a greenish tinted line straight down the middle running the length of the handset.  I started wet sanding 600- 1500 but am noticing its getting worse, more greenish than blue now.  I know its a solid blue handset, but its almost like i'm sanding down to a green phone.  Any idea what I need to do differently? Thanks

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Re: Stromberg Blue Sally 30 and Sanding Issue, Help
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 07:17:40 PM »
From the one picture, it's hard to see exactly what has happened to your handset, but I would just keep sanding and sanding. The handsets are quite solid, if your worried about that.

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Re: Stromberg Blue Sally 30 and Sanding Issue, Help
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 08:31:08 PM »
All parts came back 100% except the top side of the hand set.  It had a white spot and a greenish tinted line straight down the middle running the length of the handset.  I started wet sanding 600- 1500 but am noticing its getting worse, more greenish than blue now.

How about posting a picture of the handset as you now see it, after sanding? Thanks.
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Re: Stromberg Blue Sally 30 and Sanding Issue, Help
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 08:41:41 PM »
Appologies, here are 2 pics as it looks now, hope you can see the green look on the handset.  Let me know, Tim

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Re: Stromberg Blue Sally 30 and Sanding Issue, Help
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 08:46:23 PM »
Interesting. Do you think the strip is the true color and the flats of the handset need more sanding to match the true color center stripe?

Can you post a picture of the inside of the shell for a color comparison?
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Re: Stromberg Blue Sally 30 and Sanding Issue, Help
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 08:47:31 PM »
It appears as if your not using enough pressure when sanding? I'm guessing you are going lighter over the ridges, because you don't want to smooth them out?

I could be wrong,

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Re: Stromberg Blue Sally 30 and Sanding Issue, Help
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 08:58:36 PM »
That looks like an A.E. 80 to me, not a Stromberg Carlson.

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Re: Stromberg Blue Sally 30 and Sanding Issue, Help
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 09:28:59 PM »
I'm sorry, it is an AE, my other red was a stromberg, sorry.  The inside of the handset is as blue as the phone body.  I am using 600, should i step down to a 400 and work back to 600 and then up?  Thanks for the help