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by MissMySwiss
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: is this a correct phonograph ?
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: is this a correct phonograph ?

Looks like the horn was wildy repainted to my eyes. Otherwise it seems to be a typical swiss machine made for abroad markets. Not sure if the soundbox is the orginal one as there's no decal on the machine but it is old enough to be contemporary . 325 GBP might be a bit high for a no name machine, bu...
by MissMySwiss
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

It's getting complicated these days ... Colonel, you mentionel repainting the leatherette. What kind of paint did you use ? I don't want to use soemthing too agressive to the dark blue or to dissolve it with the solvent of the paint. Any info greatly appreciated.
by MissMySwiss
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

I just brush on some paintstripper and then without waiting too long i wipe it off again ( I used to do that with oil paintings as well !)and that usually takes off all the shellac - BUT that was just on ordinary blue HMV 101s and NOT the croc type as i'm certain you will remove the graining as wel...
by MissMySwiss
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

Mmh yeah I was suspecting somthing like that. I've searched for anti UV varnishes a bit and all we have today was invented at least in the late 30's so nothing to do with 1927/8 sadly ... All polyurethane (1937) or acrylic (1950's). What's your experience with unvarnishing ? Does the leatherette alt...
by MissMySwiss
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

A friend of mine told me plastics are often varnished to protect them from direc sun harm. So instead of the leathererette being hurt, it will be the varnish. Any ideas of what to use or what that varnish was made from ?
by MissMySwiss
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

After reflexion, only bicarconate and vigorous motion as Mr Colonel once said in his videos might be the key ... I know what I'll do next weeks xD If you ever get yellowing from one of those fake-leather try bicarbonate dissolved to paste state with water, and apply it with just enough dampness to s...
by MissMySwiss
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

Considering the original condition was that it can already be considered a victory but meh ... I'm a perfectionist, and tha'ts why I buy wrecks for btw ; try and find the best methods ^^
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by MissMySwiss
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

No trouble - sometimes rexine can fade very badly indeed - the Blue HMV 101's are actually coated with a sort of varnish which discolours badly and has to be removed but oddly it seems only the blue ones were coated ! As to posts - yes there are fewer posts as i couldn't transfer all the posts from...
by MissMySwiss
Sat May 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

Thanks for the answer !

Yeah it's a pretty tricky job. I'll send ou pictures of my results with my polish. It's ALMOST ok, but can't be done as quickly as cleaning a standard rexine model x)

Is there anyone left from the old forum ? I don't see as many posts.
by MissMySwiss
Sun May 13, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: G & T and HMV
Topic: HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

HMV 101 crocodile rexine cleaning

Hello everyone ! I'm back after a few months of absence in between the old and new forum ! I remember HMV130 having restored the finish of a brown HMV 101 and getting quite good results. As I'm currently restoring a blue machine that has seen quite a bit of sunshine and seaside and so its exposed re...

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