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 Post subject: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:54 pm 
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My previous thread showed the Pathe-tic Rooster that I got on eBay and showed the problem areas... viewtopic.php?f=7&t=32254

After several weeks of messing around and having problems with the original epoxy putty that didn't harden, I removed the restorations and re-did them with something that hardened perfectly. He has now been restored, leaving the majority of the original paint which was intact. I custom mixed some artists colors and matched the original red color of the feathers on the body. Unfortunately, because of the damage to the legs, they had to be totally repainted. The only thing left to do is wait several days for the paint to completely dry and over coat it with matte finish clear lacquer...

Now for his debut...


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:28 pm 
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That is a super impressive job!


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
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REALLY nice!
This is something you'll look at with pride for many years!
Congratulations!
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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
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That is a really spectacular restoration Curt. It looked pretty rough when you started and it is now really spectacular.

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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
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Beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
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Congratulations, that's a very impressive restoration. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
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An inspiring restoration!!! The photos speak for themselves. . Thanks for sharing. Steve Levi


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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
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Thanks for all of the nice comments... Believe me when I say that I had some second thoughts as I opened the box when he arrived. It took some mental planning and as he came back from the dead, I was glad to be able to save him...
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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
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Qu'il chante encore haut et clair! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pathé Rooster Restoration... He's b-a-ack...
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Astounding! It turned out better than I would have expected. You have a lot to be proud of with this restoration. A nice piece for any phonograph collection! :D ;) 8-)
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