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Offline olderdude60

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Grey 1963 500 Ebay Purchase
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:56:17 PM »
Hello all - as I posted in "Find of the Month" - I purchased my all time favorite 500 - a grey one.  I've been scouting for one of these for several years and just didn't have the $$$ some of them sold for!   

I had one of these as a young man living with my brother and sister-in-law in 1970.  This one is a 4/63 C/D 500.

I got it on Ebay for $23.17 plus shipping!  I'm thrilled - I've provided the nasty before and great after pics - I used the peroxide treatment - there was a little swirling effect on the top of the case by the cradle ears. 

Hope you enjoy my "rare" find.

Jim

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Grey 1963 500 Ebay Purchase
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 12:49:02 PM »
WOW!!! What a difference....outstanding....Doug
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Offline AE40FAN

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Re: Grey 1963 500 Ebay Purchase
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 06:07:50 PM »
Looks great!  Did you use the peroxide on the cords as well?  If so any technique to it?  I have yet to try it!

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Re: Grey 1963 500 Ebay Purchase
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 07:34:13 PM »
Hi - yup I used 40 volume creme peroxide from Sally Beauty.  Donned rubber gloves, and placed a small amount of creme in a dish - used a toothbrush to apply it - then massaged the cord till it was quite "messy!"  Interestingly - I put the phone and cords on the dash of my van and left for a few hours leaving it sit in the sun!  Seemed to work well!  I have the line cord yet to do - it's also curly!

I like the peroxide treatment - straight out of the bottle applied with a toothbrush - warm sun in a plastic container covered with plastic wrap and fastened down with rubber bands!

Hope this helps
Jim