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 Post subject: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Dec Mon 24, 2018 12:51 am 
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The chassis restoration of this radio can be found here:
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I removed the bezel and cleaned inside and out of the cabinet. I then stripped it and wiped it down with acetone. It won't be till later next week till I get my new filler so it'll be a week before another posting. In the meantime I'll steam out as many dents as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Dec Mon 24, 2018 5:01 pm 
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It is a very nice looking cabinet , and it should look good when you are done.
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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Sat 06, 2019 9:09 pm 
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OK, it's been awhile. I had to do 3 other projects that came up. Back to this one.

I then sanded down the cabinet with 220 grit and cleaned off the dust. I then applied Timber Mate Ebony as a grain filler to the top and the front face. After letting it dry overnight, I sanded the grain filler off. I then vacuumed and used a tack rag to clean the cabinet.

I'm in the process of applying several coats of sealer.


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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Mon 08, 2019 3:54 am 
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Today I sanded down the sealer coats with 800 grit sandpaper. I then shot 1 coat of Semi-Gloss clear where the decals are located. This ensures that the area behind the decal stays clear and not "foggy" from sanding the sealer coats.

When dry I applied the decals. BTW, I got them Radio Daze. Worked perfectly.

Then I fogged on several coats of semi-gloss over the decals. I then sprayed on 5 coats of semi-gloss over the cabinet. I'll let it dry overnight. Then on to the trim.


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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Mon 08, 2019 1:54 pm 
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That came out beautiful. I've used Radio Daze decals on a few radios. My first attempt didn't come out well because grown men don't read directions. Next I followed there directions to the letter and it was a breeze.
I love working on the small wood cabinets.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Mon 08, 2019 2:33 pm 
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Thanks. Small wooden cabinets are nice to work on, that's for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
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I sanded down the cabinet and masked it off for the trim. I then shot the trim.


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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Tue 09, 2019 4:17 am 
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After some semi-gloss clear.


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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Thu 11, 2019 1:58 am 
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Today I wet sanded down the front and the top. I used 000 steel wool everywhere else. I painted the speaker grille, knob holes, and the dial face cutouts with some satin black lacquer.

Then 4 coats of Buffcote lacquer for the final top coats.


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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Sat 20, 2019 2:45 am 
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Gorgeous!


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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Sat 20, 2019 8:44 pm 
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That's looks great , I had done one like that years ago, nice lookin radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Mon 22, 2019 10:08 pm 
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Very very nice work. Take a bow.

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 Post subject: Re: Firestone 4-A-21X Cabinet Restoration
PostPosted: Jul Tue 23, 2019 12:56 am 
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Thanks for the nice comments guys.

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