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 Post subject: Airline 62-418 - Movie Dial
PostPosted: May Mon 20, 2019 1:58 am 
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In the process of replacing capacitors and have a couple of questions. Where can I find the tuning capacitor grommet that goes under the chassis? I know where to get the front grommets. Also, any ideas for cleaning the movie dial? I do not want to put any chemicals on it for the obvious reasons. Lastly, should I remove the tuning capacitor and clean or clean in the radio chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: Airline 62-418 - Movie Dial
PostPosted: May Tue 21, 2019 2:32 am 
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I have a 62-318 same chassis different cabinet. I had to make my own as I was unable to find any being reproduced other than the front mounts. I made it out of silicon rubber to copy the original - it is 2 piece.

I have had great success carefully cleaning the dial film strip with isopropyl alcohol & q-tips.

I did not find it necessary to clean the tuning cap as it was outstanding, but I have used vinegar and believe it or not the dishwasher with citric acid to clean tuning caps with good results.

Good luck - very good sounding set. Uses an automotive #81 lamp by the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Airline 62-418 - Movie Dial
PostPosted: May Mon 27, 2019 10:59 am 
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Cleaned tuning capacitor yesterday with Vinegar in ultrasonic came out real clean. Should I spray the capacitor with a rust inhibitor? Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Airline 62-418 - Movie Dial
PostPosted: May Tue 28, 2019 2:41 am 
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No, don’t spray with any product which may leave a residue to attract dust.

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