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peterscott
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Posted by: @lloyd

The cabinet has come up lovely! The Stella badge looks good too 🙂

Regards,

 Lloyd 

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Posted : 03/05/2020 8:54 am
PYE625
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Thanks Gent's. 👍 

An ultra fine sanding and then another coat of finish should be enough.

Like EmleyMoor said above, I prefer to have things they way thery were too. The good thing is that if I feel the need to get the Stella badge the same as before or paint a dark band to match the original appearance of the cabinet front, I still can.

It was interesting to note that the dark original band was hand painted around the top and sides (some brush strokes were visible), but sprayed onto the lower piece of wood across the base. This was probably done before final assembly of the cabinet, and was in fact a bit lighter than the rest of the painted band.

To understand the black art of electronics is to understand witchcraft.
Andrew.

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Posted : 03/05/2020 10:14 am
PYE625
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The chassis has been installed back into the cabinet now that the final coat has dried. I will run the set for a while to be sure all is well. The mask surrounding the CRT cuts off a good size of the screen, almost half of an inch all round.

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Refering to this picture, you can see just how much of the picture is now obscured by the mask.

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Posted : 03/05/2020 3:10 pm
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Nuvistor
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Straight out of the show room. 👍 

Frank

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Posted : 03/05/2020 4:20 pm
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PYE625
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Thanks Frank, wish I had a showroom to put it in.

It's good to finally get the covers back in place and sit and watch the set.

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To understand the black art of electronics is to understand witchcraft.
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Posted : 03/05/2020 6:02 pm
PYE625
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As far as the cosmetics go, I will not use the word "restoration" as to do so would imply bringing back to exactly as original. That I cannot do as I don't have the same material as was used at the cabinet 'makers. All in all though, I feel I have achieved a sensible improvement, certainly as far as the battered appearance it once had goes.

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To understand the black art of electronics is to understand witchcraft.
Andrew.

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Posted : 04/05/2020 10:01 pm
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