Re: {Collins} Peculiar 75S-3B ...solved!



Big Yes Buck..  I have been using this technique for almost 20 years and I
have radios that I did that to 20 years ago and they still look fine with no
long term adverse effects. What ever is in the WD-40, makes a darn fine
paint renewal system for old St. James Grey.

 

Bill

 

From: bfetters@xxxxxxx [mailto:bfetters@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 11:43 AM
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Subject: Re: {Collins} Peculiar 75S-3B ...solved!

 

Bill, 

 

Speaking of St. James Gray wrinkle, while I don't want to start a pro/con
discussion, I have found great results of "renewing" the finish by using
some WD-40 lightly wiped on it.  Really brings back the nice, deep gray,
without any long term impact as far as I can tell.

 

Buck

W0LC



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From: Bill Carns <wcarns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: hyperlabs <hyperlabs@xxxxxxx>; collins <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 11:25 am
Subject: Re: {Collins} Peculiar 75S-3B ...solved!

Great and congrats on tracking it down.  Beware the "Cleaning Lady" !
 
Years ago, I discovered one day that one of my pristine pieces of St. James
wrinkle paint pieces was developing a shiny smooth place on the top and
front edges.  It was curious and unexplained. I told, and asked, my wife
about it and she looked chagrinned and explained that she had been dusting -
read that wiping - that piece for years with an oily dusting cloth.  Over
the period of many wipes, no more wrinkle.
 
Ugh.
B
 
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Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 9:46 AM
To: collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: {Collins} Peculiar 75S-3B ...solved!
 
THANKS for the many suggestions for my 'thoroughly cleaned' 75S-3B.
 
I did find the problem, and actually I was pointed toward it implicitly by
several of the responses...
 
The V8 tube had been cracked at the base....so it was clearly no good.
Replacing the tube fixed the problem. I found it by feeling the tubes for
warmth and V8 was cold, even though it is on a common string with other
filaments.
 
Anyway, I suppose the ladies were a bit enthusiastic and must have cleaned
inside...
 
All's well that ends well.
 
Thanks to all.
 
Jim
 
N3ZJ
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