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 Post subject: Channel Master 6506…
PostPosted: Sep Sat 11, 2021 12:41 am 
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Lots of cracks in the case, which is something I’ve noticed on most ones of this model…

Electrically on the inside looks good, can’t test it because I don’t have a battery. They want 14.00 and will not budge. Yay or nay? I’ve kinda wanted this model for awhile, but so far all have been in rough shape cosmetically, AND on the inside, or they’re REALLY overpriced(usually both). This is the only one I’ve found locally that seems to be in decent shape on the inside.


I know it’s literally just under 15$ so it’s not like it’s a major strain on the wallet, but I figured I’d still ask anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Channel Master 6506…
PostPosted: Sep Sat 11, 2021 1:09 am 
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If you want an example of this model then for that money you can always buy it to play with and keep looking for an upgrade. When you find one, sell the old one or use as parts donor if necessary.


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 Post subject: Re: Channel Master 6506…
PostPosted: Sep Sat 11, 2021 1:27 am 
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Yeah I ended up just getting it. Partly cuz I did want one, and again inside seems fine, and all the cracks are in the corners and back anyway, front is fine, but also I might just use this one’s cracked and chipped body as a test subject to see if i can maybe fill/fix those corners with something then repaint it. I figure it’s probably better to test first on a 15$ one instead of one of my Zenith Royal 500’s that needs one small crack/chipped area fixed.


EDIT: ok so it "works" as in it get's faint volume and picks up a station or two. So yeah it definitely needs a recap.


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 Post subject: Re: Channel Master 6506…
PostPosted: Sep Sat 11, 2021 10:03 pm 
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Channel Master's were good radios, and a simple recap and maybe alignments of IF and RF stages should get it working well again. I have a 6503, two 6506's & a 6515.

AFA filling in chipped out areas, I've used Plas-T-Pair;
https://www.amazon.com/RAWN-Plas-T-Pair/dp/B00CAJBHRE

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 Post subject: Re: Channel Master 6506…
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 3:28 am 
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before I order that one just a quick question....could I use the Gorilla brand liquid epoxy? I've used it before to join pieces of plastic together that broke and it worked well, but I've never attempted anything like Filling in gaps like this, So Idk if it'd be a good idea or not. Main reason I ask is cuz i've still got plenty of that on hand.

EDIT: and since I’ve got it might as well post pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Channel Master 6506…
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 4:57 am 
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Keeta wrote:
before I order that one just a quick question....could I use the Gorilla brand liquid epoxy? I've used it before to join pieces of plastic together that broke and it worked well, but I've never attempted anything like Filling in gaps like this, So Idk if it'd be a good idea or not. Main reason I ask is cuz i've still got plenty of that on hand.

EDIT: and since I’ve got it might as well post pictures.

I try only to post what I have experience in, and Gorilla epoxy ain't one of them, whereas Plas-T-Pair is.

My method for chunks out as you have pictured, is to put a strip of cellophane tape over the outside of the chunk, then a smaller piece of tape on the inside and against the outer tape, so there's a smooth rigid surface in the void area. Lay the case face or side down, and apply the Plas-T-Pair from the inside. After it's dry, remove the tape, light sand as necessary, and paint.

You might try this procedure with your epoxy on the chunk out at the bottom of the cabinet . If it works satisfactory there, of course do the rest. If not, at least it is in the least noticeable area.

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 Post subject: Re: Channel Master 6506…
PostPosted: Sep Sun 12, 2021 1:54 pm 
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See Ed's Bondo repair via this link…
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Greg.

Same as SANYO 6C-11 all transistor deluxe.


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 Post subject: Re: Channel Master 6506…
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 2:54 am 
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Right, after the Bondo or JB-Weld to build up the voids, Glazing Putty fills the small pits.

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