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 Post subject: how was a photofinish aplied at the factory?
PostPosted: Sep Fri 25, 2020 3:01 am 
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I hear a lot about the 'photofinish' on many consoles from the 1940s. How was that done at the factory?

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 Post subject: Re: how was a photofinish aplied at the factory?
PostPosted: Sep Fri 25, 2020 4:19 am 
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Post subject: Description of Photo-Finish and how to tell from real grain.
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Here the photo-finish was removed completely, and artistically recreated!
https://www.ar15.com/forums/general/Phi ... #i55019968

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 Post subject: Re: how was a photofinish aplied at the factory?
PostPosted: Sep Fri 25, 2020 5:40 am 
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Thanks Egg .. I did not realize about photo finishes on radios. I have mainly restores Transoceanic and pre WW II ones so if I get another one I will be more careful. I mainly had problems with the cloth coverings which were hard to repair without replacing them. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: how was a photofinish aplied at the factory?
PostPosted: Sep Fri 25, 2020 1:08 pm 
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I just wanted to add that it's easier than you think to do a very nice custom faux-finish yourself with gel stains and a crumpled plastic supermarket bag. I watched just one YT video and had it down pat.


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 Post subject: Re: how was a photofinish aplied at the factory?
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Anyone who is interested in recreating faux-finishes should google "Stewart Schooley". He was a member here (rip) and did extensive work on creating them as replacements for those destroyed during restorations.
His work is all on line.


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 Post subject: Re: how was a photohttps://philcorafinish aplied at the fact
PostPosted: Sep Sat 26, 2020 10:30 pm 
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Here's a link to the article by Stewart, great results.

https://philcoradio.com/schooley/page01.htm

But the question is how done in the factory?
I imagine they used printed sheets of paper, maybe pre-cut to fit over cheap softwood veneer. Then it would be sprayed with lacquer, maybe with toner in it.

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