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Old 4th May 2021, 9:38 am   #1
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Hi all

I have a Bush TR 103 which is in decent condition, but has what I would call a bit of a gouge on the front. It's as though it was dragged against a bolt or something so there's a short bit on the front I'd like to deal with.

Is there a filler I could try? It's not something that will polish or buff out.

Also, as regards colouring, the case seems to be more cream coloured than my TR82 - is this normal? Either way, how would I colour any repair to blend it in?

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Old 4th May 2021, 10:13 am   #2
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A photo would be handy. You may want to consider using the retro-brite process prior to any cutting and/or filling/touching-up.
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Old 4th May 2021, 11:38 am   #3
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Hopefully this shows the gouge clearly.

The aerial is missing so that will need attending to as well.
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Old 4th May 2021, 1:25 pm   #4
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I would use car body filler ,sand flat ,then re paint the whole front ,with paint made for plastic , Mick.
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Old 4th May 2021, 1:46 pm   #5
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Thanks Mick. Any tips on colour matching?
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Old 4th May 2021, 1:56 pm   #6
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Hi Martin ,we have a local shop that will colour match paint ,in rattle cans , Halfords used to , not sure if they still do . Mick.
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Old 4th May 2021, 1:59 pm   #7
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Interesting - I will look into that. There must be somewhere near me that could do it.
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Ooooh .... looks like a burn to me. I agree with Vinrads. Damn pity tho' ... cos' it look like a nice set.
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I would use car body filler ,sand flat ,then re paint the whole front ,with paint made for plastic , Mick.
Just a tip regarding removing the lettering slice off the melted plastic on the inside with a craft blade then push out each leg a bit at a time so as not to break the fixing pegs , the dial can be remover some come off easer than others , I use a bit of heat to loosen the glue or you could mask it off .make sure you de grease the part that you are painting, good luck with it , This is one I did some time ago it was very sun bleached so it needed painting not to every ones taste but I like it .Mick.
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Old 4th May 2021, 3:29 pm   #10
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That looks good to me.

I'm not sure what colour mine should really be. It's a sort of yellowy cream - and it's that colour front, back and top.

As for whether it's a burn @Tractionist - I am not 1005 sure, but to me it looks like it's been put in storage in a tight spot and something has dug in as it's been lowered in to the space. I could be wrong. I have visions of a screw or bolt sticking out from the side of a shelving unit or something like that.
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It looks like it’s been in contact with a PVC insulated flex or similar, which has reacted with the plastic over time.
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Hi Martin, Ouch that looks deep
This is what I use for jobs like this, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Novol-FINIS.../dp/B007Y32U3G
It dries to a light colour and is easy to wet sand to an ultra smooth finish. You might be able to mix some paint and touch in with a brush but I suspect you would get a better result by spraying the whole panel.
If you like I can lend you a tin of filler as I live just around the corner from you.
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Old 4th May 2021, 7:47 pm   #13
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Cheers Tony. I have moved... not far though

When I'm a bit more sorted I will drop you a line.

@Nickthedentist I will stand corrected if I'm wrong, but the edges of the area are jagged. I've a record player thats suffeted from cable burn and this looks different.
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