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 Post subject: Plastic Case Restoration / General Electric (GE) 862
PostPosted: Apr Tue 16, 2019 11:57 pm 
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Hello friends. I just acquired a General Electric (GE) 862 AM radio. It is in a plastic case. I have never cleaned or restored a plastic case. This case luckily has no dents, scratches, breaks or dings in it. It is turquoise and white in color. I would like to make it shine again. I have the Novus 3 step plastic polish but how would I apply it? Maybe a buffer? Does anybody have any steps or procedures that I can follow? I will also need a schematic and parts list if possible. Thank you for any help.


 Post subject: Re: Plastic Case Restoration / General Electric (GE) 862
PostPosted: Apr Wed 17, 2019 3:58 am 
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Clean the case first. If possible remove the chassis and speaker. Gently wash with water with a few drops of dish soap. Test the dial markings as sometimes they can be washed or rubbed off! Be gentle and rinse well.

If there are no scratches, just buff it using the Novus 1 with a soft cotton cloth. I like to use old T shirts. Hand buff it until the Novus drys and is removed. Repeat in needed. Don't press hard.

I only use a soft foam buffer with my drill if I have scratches to buff out with Novus 2.

 Post subject: Re: Plastic Case Restoration / General Electric (GE) 862
PostPosted: Apr Wed 17, 2019 4:20 am 
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Location: Mountains of Mourne. Ireland.
Hello Jonathan.

Use a soft cloth...
Old school Brasso works for me... :)

in reverse order!
page 3 ... tion3.html
page 2 ... tion2.html
page 1 ... tion1.html

from... Archived pages of the website→ Sarah's Transistor Radios


Three pages of service information can be downloaded from for free.

Click a schematic page from the right-hand scrolling window, then again in the main center window.
Each page will be emailed to you immediately. You can only download three pages a day + up to a maximum of ten every 30 days.

If you experience any downloading difficulties... see this→ viewtopic.php?p=2571007#p2570117
pdf attachments are not visible in junk email folders.
pictorial - how-to→ ... titled.png


Edit: Yes... a mild solution of Dawn dish soap is a great degreaser.
Lately I have been using liquid hand-soap.

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