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Old 29th Apr 2021, 7:47 am   #8
Ian - G4JQT
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Default Re: Painting lettering on old knobs

It seems Murphy knobs are notorious for being only slightly embossed and the lettering fades. I have learnt to accept it - even though my 'thing' is making a set look/work like new.

However, with knobs like those used on Bush DAC90A and TV22, etc. I scrub them with hot soapy water and a tooth brush, use a cocktail stick to pick out any remaining bits, scrub again and when dry paint the embossed lettering with Tipex correcting fluid. Once that's dried the excess Tipex can be polished off with spray furniture polish which - if you're lucky - also dulls the whiteness a bit.
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