Re: {Collins} refreshing the white indices on knobs



The reference could be to Collins military gear.  For example, my Collins
R-390A knobs were painted.

Dennis AE6C

On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 4:36 AM, Bill Carns via Collins <
collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Bill Carns [mailto:wcarns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 6:36 AM
> To: 'Kurt Keller' <kkeller1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: {Collins} Fwd: Re: refreshing the white indices on knobs
>
> Collins knobs were never painted and there is no problem that I know of.
> I have been using Lacquer stick in my hobby for some 35 years and never
> seen a problem.  I also used it on aircraft knobs before that.  If someone
> has "beautified" their Collins by painting (Groan!) their knobs, then it
> would depend on what paint they use..  But, when I see painted knobs, I
> just remove the paint and buff out the knob.
>
> Bill
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Collins [mailto:collins-bounces+wcarns=austin.rr.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Kurt Keller via Collins
> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:17 PM
> To: collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: {Collins} Fwd: Re: refreshing the white indices on knobs
>
>
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject:        Re: {Collins} refreshing the white indices on knobs
> Date:   Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:16:40 -0400
> From:   Kurt Keller <kkeller1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To:     Bill Carns <wcarns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>
>
>
> The problem with the lacquer sticks is it in some cases it will react with
> the paint on the knobs if you get it on the paint outside of the grove.  I
> have use antique white latex house paint and I get it into the grove and
> run my finger over the slit area to get up the excess and clean up what
> needs to be cleaned with a damp paper tower.
>
>
> On 10/19/17 10:25 PM, Bill Carns via Collins wrote:
> > My opinion, but this leaves a deeper groove than desirable.  The Lacquer
> sticks work the best and are tried and true.  They leave an almost flat
> filled surface.
> >
> > Bill
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Collins
> > [mailto:collins-bounces+wcarns=austin.rr.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> > Of Ken Kaae via Collins
> > Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:38 PM
> > To: Richard Mercer <rmercer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: Collins Listserve <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Re: {Collins} refreshing the white indices on knobs
> >
> > The pen tip is so small, that it fit into the groove in the knob.  It’s
> necessary to push the tip down to get the paint to flow a little bit to the
> tip.  It was very easy to control.  There was no slop over on to the flat
> surface of the knob.
> >
> > The tip measures 0.0175 inches in diameter.  It’s really small!
> >
> > Ken
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Oct 19, 2017, at 4:28 PM, Richard Mercer <rmercer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Thanks for the link. How did you apply-wipe off to avoid white over
> smears?
> >>
> >> 73
> >> Rich W9YAC
> >>
> >> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:53 PM, Ken Kaae via Collins <
> collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> >> I have discovered the holy grail of markers!  I have looked high and
> low to find the proper paint and applicator to refresh the white lines on
> knobs.
> >>
> >> I found it at Walmart and it is made by Sharpie.  It the Extra Fine,
> White and it is an oil based paint!  I just used one to add lines to
> non-Collins radio knobs and it is just what I was looking for.
> >>
> >> Here is the link to the product:      http://www.sharpie.com/
> productvariation?pid=SHOilBasedPaint&dwvar_SHOilBasedPaint_color=White&
> dwvar_SHOilBasedPaint_size=Extra%20Fine <http://www.sharpie.com/
> productvariation?pid=SHOilBasedPaint&dwvar_SHOilBasedPaint_color=White&
> dwvar_SHOilBasedPaint_size=Extra%20Fine> <http://www.sharpie.com/
> productvariation?pid=SHOilBasedPaint&dwvar_SHOilBasedPaint_color=White&
> dwvar_SHOilBasedPaint_size=Extra%20Fine <http://www.sharpie.com/
> productvariation?pid=SHOilBasedPaint&dwvar_SHOilBasedPaint_color=White&
> dwvar_SHOilBasedPaint_size=Extra%20Fine>>
> >>
> >> No more looking for model paint and dinkey little brushes.
> >>
> >> Ken
> >> KE7YD
> >> Boise, ID
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