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Old 14th Jan 2021, 11:02 am   #1
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Default Bush TR82C Repaint

Hi, this is my frst post on here so fingers crossed for a result! I've aquired a Bush TR82C is working very well but has suffered such extreme yellowing from UV over its 50-60 yrs that its actually become very brown. It doesnt clean off and even t-cut doesnt penetrate deep enough so Ive decided that the best thing to do is to re paint it. I dont know what colour would be fairly close to the original, I've looked at RAL 1013 oyster white but I just wondered if anyone else has previously had any sucess (or otherwise) in choice of paint colour/brand with this job?
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 12:45 pm   #2
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Have you considered Retrobright?
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 2:26 pm   #3
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Here is one I restored and painted some time ago , I was a brown and cream juk, not to every ones taste but I like it , if you want to make a good job of it there is a lot of work involved , you will have to remove the dial .some come off no trouble ,some you have to apply a little heat to loosen the glue ,and the lettering of course, the case needs to be washed to remove all traces of polish etc ,plastic primed ,and then the finish to the colour you choose , I would recommend Plastikote as some solvent based paints may react with the the plastic.I also dyed the sides which were brown using a shoe dye a dark blue was chosen for this good luck. Mick.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 8:58 pm   #4
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Thanks for replies, I may well have a go with the hydrogen peroxide method, Ive never heard of it before. It looks like no products are available off the shelf specifically for this job but I'll check out the Pharmacy for hair products. Its got to be worth a try before the going down the re-painting route.
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