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 Post subject: Gold paint used on Zenith Royal 500H
PostPosted: Feb Wed 28, 2018 7:02 am 
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Could anyone recommend a specific color that would match the gold trim around the speaker? I saw some different shades of gold in a WalMart the other day, and was curious. Thanks,
-Mike.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold paint used on Zenith Royal 500H
PostPosted: Feb Wed 28, 2018 6:16 pm 
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Zenith Royal wrote:
Could anyone recommend a specific color that would match the gold trim around the speaker? I saw some different shades of gold in a WalMart the other day, and was curious. Thanks,
-Mike.


I assume you mean the conventional paint outside of the elliptical speaker opening, and inside the rectangular surround? The closest I have tried (but not actually on a radio yet) is Testor's Model Master plain old "Gold" solvent-based paint. It has extremely fine pigment and comes out very bright - which is how it was originally until it got dull over the last 50+ years.

Brett


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 Post subject: Re: Gold paint used on Zenith Royal 500H
PostPosted: Feb Wed 28, 2018 8:38 pm 
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I suppose it's the same paint used on the 500E.


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 Post subject: Re: Gold paint used on Zenith Royal 500H
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 5:04 am 
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Zenith Royal wrote:
I suppose it's the same paint used on the 500E.


The upper part of the dial bezel, probably. The shiny bottom part is some sort of coating as well, but it might be plated. Then the gold paint was sprayed over the top part.

Brett


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 Post subject: Re: Gold paint used on Zenith Royal 500H
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 5:48 am 
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Thanks Brett. I'm going to look at a Michael's store, as they will probably have a good selection of color choices.


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