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 Post subject: zenith 7s258 console refinish *(FINISHED)*
PostPosted: Nov Sat 30, 2019 10:42 pm 
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Antique radio Club member dropped this zenith off for a refinish and some lower veneer replacement. Nice cabinet design, the chassis is in excellent condition. It had suffered from some water damage along the bottom and all that will be takin care of. Three gold stripes will be put back on under the clear just like factory. Someone had refinished before and went right over the factory finish without stripping cabinet and jacked it up so it didn't look to good. I will get it back lookin real nice.


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File comment: New veneer along bottom and re glued lower section that was coming apart.
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File comment: All stripped and repaired
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 Post subject: Re: zenith 7s258 console refinish
PostPosted: Dec Wed 04, 2019 2:36 am 
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Coming right along, I have the grain filler sanded off, all the sanding done and crevices' cleaned out. Stain and toned to my likes. 3 good coats of sealer. That I will let dry overnight then lightly re sand. Then I will lay down three gold stripes to factory specs and then proceed with final 5 or 6 coats of laquer clear. Once that has dried I will then paint the insides dark zenith blue.


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File comment: New veneer along the bottom with the small gap in between as factory did.
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File comment: Sealed with 3 coats of Mohawk EZ vinyl sealer
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File comment: Sealed
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File comment: Sealer is still wet here, sealer dries flat. Gold stripes next after light sanding the sealer.
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 Post subject: Re: zenith 7s258 console refinish *(FINISHED)*
PostPosted: Dec Sun 08, 2019 4:22 pm 
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Finished up this zenith last week and is ready for pick up. Customer is on his way and is going to place it in his new radio museum room. For being one of the less expensive sets this console is very attractive.


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File comment: Fine line tape used in the gold stripe lay out.
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File comment: New veneer along the bottom both sides were ( PEELING OFF ) damaged from water
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 Post subject: Re: zenith 7s258 console refinish *(FINISHED)*
PostPosted: Dec Tue 10, 2019 9:46 am 
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Its a beauty! I too like the simple straight up and down style. At the risk of getting banned I'm not a fan of those Zeniths that look like a smaller box was placed on top of the bigger box :D . Never seen one in person though.

Gary


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