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 Post subject: Questions on gold trim of this Crosley
PostPosted: Mar Sun 17, 2019 1:31 am 
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Hi all,
Working on Cabinet of this Crosley 11-109. The gold trip has pitting and indented letters. It needs to be repainted. The bakelite is fine-

1. How do I get rid of the bumps and the pits on the trim?
2. What is the best way to paint the numbers that are inlayed and dark green or black?
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The rest of the cabinet is in great shape if I can figure out the gold trim
Daryl

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on gold trim of this Crosley
PostPosted: Mar Sun 17, 2019 3:04 am 
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I had a GE clock radio that had gold trim around the clock with depressed numbers like that. Since the shiney plastic was toast anyway I sanded off the gold stuff that was there. sprayed it with the "number color" then after the numbers dried I filled the numbers with modeling clay and sprayed new metalic gold on the trim. after it dried a picked out the clay from the numbers. So I had the colored numbers and the gold trim as well.

Not quite original looking but I did not care it looks good anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Questions on gold trim of this Crosley
PostPosted: Mar Mon 18, 2019 12:15 am 
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Great idea. I wondered if an oil substance would work too- like Vaseline in the numbers so it would be easy to wipe away.
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 Post subject: Re: Questions on gold trim of this Crosley
PostPosted: Mar Mon 18, 2019 1:31 pm 
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Oil substances will make a mess it will seep where you don't want it.

it was easy to remove the clay with a tooth pick.

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