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 Post subject: Zenith K725 dial indicator rust
PostPosted: Jul Tue 16, 2019 5:26 pm 
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Pretty sure others have found Zenith bakelite table radios that have steel indicator dials which have surface rust spots. I have a brown unpainted K725 set. Thin gold coating over steel didn't hold up but the rest of the radio cleaned up beautifully with no cracks to repair and one tiny ding on the face. About that dial....tried ultra fine wet sandpaper...now I have a gorgeous brushed steel dial indicator with no printing. Since I ruined it trying to clean it I just gave it an aircraft look by coarse graining and clear coating both it and the perforated metal face. With the brass center pointer, emblem and lettering all buffed out the contrast looks sharp. Question....anyone know anyone that could silkscreen some dial graphics on my steel ring? Will post pics in a bit. Thanks in advance for comments or help!
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith K725 dial indicator rust
PostPosted: Jul Wed 17, 2019 4:51 am 
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You can do it... :)

Dennis Wess. Home Made White Letter Decals...
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith K725 dial indicator rust
PostPosted: Jul Wed 17, 2019 10:44 am 
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Thanks Greg....ordered decals instead to at least try. I really don't want to paint my bezel...


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith K725 dial indicator rust
PostPosted: Jul Wed 17, 2019 7:29 pm 
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Steven here's a video where Buzz1151 installs those decals (he starts about 14:45) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLJqQxATBu4


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith K725 dial indicator rust
PostPosted: Jul Thu 18, 2019 1:47 am 
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Ok sweet thanks Hondo!


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith K725 dial indicator rust
PostPosted: Jul Sun 21, 2019 3:31 am 
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Brand new find..note the Civil Defense logo not present. This set is from the same year and same chassis and model K725. I ever so gently cleaned the ring and everything else, leaving this guy a pale gray survivor..will be recapped and plugged in. I only hope I can resist touching up the tiny dings..there are about 6. anyone notice the different layout on the dial ring graphics? Just thought it was interesting. My decals came already so I will be trying my hand at a white numbers on silver ring decal project :)
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