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Old 19th Nov 2019, 1:21 am   #5
Jolly 7
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
Posts: 611
Default Re: Translucent Tuning Dial 'knobs' - re-manufacture?

I am modifying a KB Rhapsody radio but have some questions on restoring its appearance. It was not look after properly and had multiple breaks and cracks, most of which I've patched up. The plastic dial is ok and still very transparent after more than 60 years, the red is still red but the golden paint on the rotary dial has turned coppery and the speaker grille has tarnished. So has the handle and its brass fittings. The golden KB and Rhapsody letterings have faded. Any tips on restoring the colour of the dial to golden would be much appreciated. I am afraid of using spray paint, but maybe there are special pens for this purpose ?
I think the flaky dial markings are prints on a piece of golden paper so maybe not too difficult to reproduce ? Is it possible to custom make circular golden labels, something similar to stickers ?
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