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 Post subject: 1940 RCA 15X completed!
PostPosted: Jun Sun 28, 2020 1:58 pm 
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Hard to believe it is 80 years old. Playing great and looking good after three hours of polishing.


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 Post subject: Re: 1940 RCA 15X completed!
PostPosted: Jul Sun 12, 2020 5:56 am 
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Good job! Seeing that makes me want to increase the bakelight to wood ratio in my collection!


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 Post subject: Re: 1940 RCA 15X completed!
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What all did you use and do to polish it? I have several bake lights waiting on restoration!


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 Post subject: Re: 1940 RCA 15X completed!
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Nice job. I restored one of those a couple years ago and was impressed with the performance. Sensitive and decent audio. The phono input is a little cumbersome to use, though. You have to disconnect the antenna shunt in the back and tune to a quiet spot. You can play music from a digital device through it, though, with a 3.5mm stereo male to RCA mono male adapter cable.

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 Post subject: Re: 1940 RCA 15X completed!
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It was polished with Mothers Mag Wheel polish and buffed by hand with a terry cloth towel. Takes about two to three hours to do once you get the hang of it but it works great. Mothers is the only polish I use. Can be used to polish scratches out styrene sets also.

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 Post subject: Re: 1940 RCA 15X completed!
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Congratulations; it's so stylish!


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 Post subject: Re: 1940 RCA 15X completed!
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I restored an RCA just like that, the same Bakelite cabinet, with shortwave. I forget the model number, but it was from 1945 and the schematic stated that it was made specially for servicemen on occupation duty in Europe.

Beautiful job on the restore that you did! I have always been partial to those model RCA's.

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