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 Post subject: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Need help deciding. Just got some more material in that I ordered. Not completely satisfied with any. Use one of the ones I have pictured or keep looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 8:16 pm 
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The color of the top one doesn't look too bad... :)
A plain (horizontal + vertical) warp and weft without any discernible pattern would look good.

In plain-weave fabric the warp and weft are aligned so that they form a simple criss-cross pattern.

The center panel and fretwork looks too Dark... :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 8:40 pm 
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None of them look great to me (nice radio, by the way), but I'd choose the second one down, it adds some pizzazz to the radios looks.

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PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 8:50 pm 
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I too would go with the top one. It kinda blends, but yet announces itself in a muted way.

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PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Top one!

the 2 in the middle looks like something my grandma used to wear :)

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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
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I like the 6th one. The angled pattern seems to go with the veneer without overwhelming the eye like the last pattern.
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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 10:44 pm 
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I would choose the 2nd one (DSCN3159a) myself.

Although the 6th one (DSCN3175a) really grabbed my eye when I saw it, so it's a close 2nd IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 10:53 pm 
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Definitely the first one on top is your choice. It has the right color, tone, and the pattern seems to blend in nicely with the rest of the cabinet. Choices 4 and 5, the ones with the fancy curls, look like fancy dish towels.

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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 11:07 pm 
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I guess we have to accept the fact the radio grille cloth sources have become nothing more than cloth scraps that are too dense and probably don't resemble anything authentic, for the most part. Maybe a few patterns left out there that match high value stuff like Waltons, etc. At least I don't find any matches to the radios I have. I purchased some crosshatch stuff that is somewhat similiar to the Philco cathedrals I have. Looks OK for practical purposes I guess. Somebody somewhere has hoarded this stuff from years ago when it was more available. But I am not seeing rolls of it show up at swaps around here, must be either I am wrong or it gets grabbed up fast and hidden with the other stuff in the safe. Thus I prefer intact cloth or minor repairable damage restorations. Much easier to clean it than to find a match.


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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sat 23, 2018 11:13 pm 
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I Like these, best first...
3175
3161
3159

Looks like a perfect opportunity for a polling post!

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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sun 24, 2018 2:02 am 
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1 or 2


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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
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I like the last one, it goes with the general Deco look of the radio, I do think the colors a bit off though, and maybe a little to dark.


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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
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3rd one down

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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Sun 24, 2018 2:54 pm 
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I would say either the first or the last one.

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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
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1st (top) or 2nd down for me,
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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Tue 26, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Top or bottom two look good. I would lean toward the bottom two. The radio is a big console and a coarser pattern might be more suitable. Though the top one looks good, it would look better on a table top radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jun Wed 27, 2018 7:17 pm 
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I think it would look good with some "Whiskey Rayon" from Radio Daze... None of those look "period correct"...


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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jul Sun 01, 2018 9:54 pm 
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I like 1 or 2. I favor 1, but maybe it's just how the light is hitting it. If I had to look at 4 or 5, I think i would start getting sea sick.
I also find it hard to find cloth that looks like it belongs with the radio. I've been looking for some for my old Bosh speaker. I haven't found anything that looks like belongs there.

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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jul Wed 04, 2018 3:48 am 
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I like the second one the best.
You will have to decide for yourself as you will get as many answers as there are members on this forum.
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 Post subject: Re: Grille Cloth-Choose one or keep on looking.
PostPosted: Jul Wed 04, 2018 2:03 pm 
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Seems like 1 and 2 are the favorites so far. I liked the last one if you just looked at the grill area, but when you pull back, not quite right. None of these look like the original which I think is the reason I'm having trouble deciding. Here's a picture of what's left of the original.


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