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 Post subject: Knob brights for Zenith Transoceanic A600L?
PostPosted: May Thu 19, 2022 3:59 pm 
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Just finished a resto of one of these and the one last thing I need is a knob bright for the tuner knob. Been looking around online and it seems these are scarce. If anybody has any secrets on how to get a hold of some of these please let me know. Thanks!!


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 Post subject: Re: Knob brights for Zenith Transoceanic A600L?
PostPosted: May Wed 25, 2022 5:26 pm 
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I was able to get brights for my Zenith radio on eBay. I had to look for them for several months before they showed up. There is a person that sells them but I no longer have the info on them. I will post when I find him.

Dwight


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 Post subject: Re: Knob brights for Zenith Transoceanic A600L?
PostPosted: May Wed 25, 2022 5:37 pm 
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Here are some for sale on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/175292379534?h ... Sw8RFii5w7

Dwight


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 Post subject: Re: Knob brights for Zenith Transoceanic A600L?
PostPosted: May Wed 25, 2022 10:08 pm 
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Tom Johnson talked about making new brights on FB that he would be selling. He is also the gentleman who builds the FILT-R-PAK for TO's you see on Ebay. I guess he's selling them now as Dwight showed us. I mentioned the problem of getting the old brights off the knob. This is his resonance.

If a #11 EXacto blade can't be inserted under an edge without damaging the knob, you can use a small drill bit (1/16" or so) and drill from the back through the control shaft hole to yield a hole at or near the center of the old bright to get a sharp instrument into. Bill Crump used to recommend a small rotary saw blade on a Dremel tool to cut an "X" at the peak of the old one so as to get a tool underneath and lift it off. Either, or a combination of the two should work without damage to the knob. Going back on, the new one is secured with a small dot of white craft glue, and using too much may result in glue oozing out around the edges. If so, use a toothpick while the glue is wet to remove excess and follow with a paper tower and Windex (or similar) to remove smears, etc.

Sounds like it might work. I'm looking into another way. We'll see what happens.

Freeman

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