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Old 9th Nov 2020, 6:03 pm   #1
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Hi

Wondering if anyone here has advice on how to repair a cracked screen on my CR-70a MKI

It is of sentimental value, my father owned it in Ireland, spent many hours as a kid listening to it, when he passed away I brought it back with me to Canada.

Unfortunately in transit, in the cargo hold, it was damaged and the screen broke. The metal work got a slight dent as well and the paintwork I believe non original, I suspect he resprayed it in Hammerite silver sometime in the eighties.

I have the glass piece but wondered if there was anyone remaking old glass screens? Or advice on repair, have thought about superglue but .......

Thank you in advance

John
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 8:26 am   #2
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Post #2 Goes into some detail about making a glass dial replacement.
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=75671

Another idea.
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=136678

If you enter “glass dial repair” into the search box at the top of the page you will many posts about this problem.
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 11:21 am   #3
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Hi John, can't help with glass, but I suspect the paint may be original please have a look at mine. Seems to be light grey Hammerite.

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Old 10th Nov 2020, 5:05 pm   #4
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Hmmmm some food for thought there. Thank you
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 5:30 pm   #5
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There is a special type of superglue formulated for glass repair.
I have used it and it worked very well.

I think if the break is clean (no missing chips) then it might make a surprisingly good job of it.

There is nothing to lose. If you still don't like it see about having a copy made.
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Old 10th Nov 2020, 11:25 pm   #6
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Glueing it together so you can take some really good photos would be the first step towards making a replacement, so it's worth doing anyway.

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Old 10th Nov 2020, 11:45 pm   #7
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Ok I am sold, I will try gluing, having a look around locally for a matching refractive epoxy and see how I get on and if no go will will scan to clear acetate and play with that
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