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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2009, 10:54:44 PM »
And all this time I thought lining up dollar bills was the secret?
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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2009, 08:04:55 AM »
I have no difficulty enticing wimmins to run.  Windowsills and dollar bills are another matter.
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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2009, 05:42:02 PM »
No, the diamonds and dollar bills always turned me off.  Too embarrassing to base a romantic interest on finance.  Once the romance is established, $ are fine, but not as an enticement.  Yeah, well, so I got the romance, and the $ never showed up, nor the pink phones, so here we are, happily eating Chinese takeout for a romantic picnic.

What were we talking about?

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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2009, 05:53:25 PM »
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...Yeah, well, so I got the romance, and the $ never showed up, nor the pink phones, so here we are, happily eating Chinese takeout for a romantic picnic.

What were we talking about?

 :D Oh I guess we're just rambling and biding our time until we hear more from Heath about his "Gollum" 500.  BTW, what are "$"? ;)

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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2009, 06:21:24 PM »
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Oh I guess we're just rambling and biding our time until we hear more from Heath about his "Gollum" 500.

I like that, the "Gollum 500".  It's one nasty phone my phone phriends, nasstttyyy.  So far I've not managed to work up the gumpshun to gert out there and scrape off the bug nests and mold and see if it works.

Meanwhile the pink 500 is sitting pretty on my desk, gathering admiring crowds of well wishers on a daily basis.  (Well it should be)

I see finlover sold a pink 500 for about 130 last week, this week he has a another glowing blue one up. 

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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2009, 06:31:51 PM »
Yep, Heath, you might need to use one of Gandalf's famous purges on the dreaded Gollum 500.
And yes indeed, that '63 aqua 500 of Finlover's is awesome as usual.  Where does he find them? :o
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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2009, 10:49:12 PM »
He has a backyard bombshelter filled with colored 500s left over from a guy who worked for Ma Bell in the 50's and 60's and swiped phones every Friday on his way out the door.

Stranger things have happened. 

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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2009, 06:31:00 PM »
Beautiful phone, McHeath!  The pink color looks good as new.  I'm sure the cord can be untwisted, then given a boiling/ice water bath.

He has a backyard bombshelter filled with colored 500s left over from a guy who worked for Ma Bell in the 50's and 60's and swiped phones every Friday on his way out the door.

Stranger things have happened. 

If only it were true!  Here are the before pictures of the '63.  Typical gross green color but a nice phone underneath the filth.  I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and hated to see it go.  It went to one of my best customers who has an aqua fetish :).
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Aqua '63 500
« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2009, 06:35:31 PM »
In case you missed that auction, here are a few "after" pics. 

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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2009, 06:41:07 PM »
Finlover, How did you revert the yellowed (greenish) aqua back to the original color?  I have a couple of yellowed aqua 500s and had assumed they were too far gone, short of spending tons of time sanding them.

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« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2009, 06:53:48 PM »
Try the hydrogen peroxide gel method on them, just check them frequently to make sure it isn't burning the plastic.  That white residue can be harder to sand away than yellowed plastic.  After that, you can use sandpaper to remove any surface imperfections and polish as usual.

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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2009, 08:14:56 PM »



If only it were true!  Here are the before pictures of the '63.  Typical gross green color but a nice phone underneath the filth.  I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and hated to see it go.  It went to one of my best customers who has an aqua fetish :).



 Thats a great looking turquoise phone you ruined there Fin :)
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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2009, 08:43:38 PM »
Thats a great looking turquoise phone you ruined there Fin :)

You're right, it would have been so much easier to polish it up and call it turquoise!  What was I thinking?!  ;D

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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2009, 09:50:41 PM »
Finlover, I think you're my hero.
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Re: 1966 WE 500 in pink arrives
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2009, 11:11:08 PM »
Finlover, I think you're my hero.

Trust me, Tom, you do NOT want to see me in tights!!  A cape would be cool though...