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 Post subject: HMV 101 Resurrection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:59 am 
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Victor II
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I recently came across what had been a blue "Moc Croc" finish HMV 101 but which had been painted all over in gloss black ! (I mean all over, including metal work, handle etc) I decided it deserved better than that so set about scraping the black paint off it little by little with a blunt knife! Talk about a labour of love... After several evenings in the man shed, I emerged with a half decent Blue Moc Croc 101. Amazingly the finish underneath was really good so why anyone should have taken what was actually a more expensive finish and try to make it look like a cheaper black model I guess we will never know. Thought you might like to see the transformation


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 101 Resurrection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:30 am 
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I had a customer who would buy HMV coloured portables in OK / good condition , he would show them to me next week painted in Dulux Gloss paint and how much better they looked now :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 101 Resurrection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:37 am 
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That's a very nice restoration!
I think machines sound better when they look nice! :D
Bob
"Comparison is the thief of joy" Theodore Roosevelt


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 101 Resurrection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:08 pm 
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That's an amazing result, well done!


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 101 Resurrection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:21 pm 
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Your patience has been well rewarded. Many would have dismissed the machine as beyond restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 101 Resurrection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:45 pm 
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Thanks for the comments - I like a challenge and this one paid off !


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