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 Post subject: Is this Gold or Brass
PostPosted: Feb Tue 25, 2020 5:55 pm 
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Another member got me re-thinking this.
This is from a Magnavox CR-715-BB
I was thinking this was originally gold. But maybe it was a brass or Antique Brass..


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 Post subject: Re: Is this Gold or Brass
PostPosted: Feb Tue 25, 2020 6:35 pm 
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Looks like steel with a brassed finish! Try a magnet on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this Gold or Brass
PostPosted: Feb Tue 25, 2020 7:07 pm 
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Doubt it is either. Only real gold that I know of that was used on a radio cabinet was the flash gold used by AK on some of the early emblems.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this Gold or Brass
PostPosted: Feb Tue 25, 2020 8:41 pm 
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SORRY
Its a metal but not gold. Im wondering what the original color paint was

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 Post subject: Re: Is this Gold or Brass
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Gold paint that has darkened over the years. Areas that have been hidden or covered have retained their original color.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this Gold or Brass
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"One coat brass wash", an electrolytic finish of real brass over a base metal, steel, zinc, etc. The process is used in the lamp and fixture industry. Always lacquer coated. The lacquer has failed from UV and picked up dirt.

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