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 Post subject: ID plate
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:57 am 
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Victor O
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Where do you get the replacement nails for the Victrola ID plate? Also, any tips on restoring. Has there been a post covering this for the later non brass plates.


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 Post subject: Re: ID plate
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:59 pm 
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I use small escutcheon nails you can get at a good hardware store. They are available in nickel, copper, or gold color. They are pretty close to the original and come in different sizes.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: ID plate
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Phonofreak wrote:
I use small escutcheon nails you can get at a good hardware store. They are available in nickel, copper, or gold color. They are pretty close to the original and come in different sizes.
Harvey Kravitz



Thanks !


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 Post subject: Re: ID plate
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:49 am 
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The tag I want to restore.


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 Post subject: Re: ID plate
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:31 am 
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My personal view, for what that's worth, would be to leave it as-is. It's old and that's just part of its character and history. Not criticizing your intentions, just pointing out another take on it. Happy collecting!


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 Post subject: Re: ID plate
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:02 am 
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JerryVan wrote:
My personal view, for what that's worth, would be to leave it as-is. It's old and that's just part of its character and history. Not criticizing your intentions, just pointing out another take on it. Happy collecting!


Thanks Jerry. Your probably saving me a bunch of work :D The rest of the VV-X looks great after it's cleanup, this will show what it came from. :)


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 Post subject: Re: ID plate
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The before


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 Post subject: Re: ID plate
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the before


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Afterwords.


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 Post subject: Re: ID plate
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:17 am 
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Restoring those plates is a tricky procedure. First the place needs to be polished and replated. They you enamel the whole thing black, and THEN you buff / scrape / polish/ the black off of the raised areas....and the plate has to be perfectly flat to get a proper result.


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