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Author:  JAR [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Advice for painting this Pathé' horn?

Advice for paint, or how to paint this horn?

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JAR

Author:  kirtley2012 [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Advice for painting this Pathé' horn?

I wouldn't personally, I'd leave it original

Author:  Jerry B. [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Advice for painting this Pathé' horn?

The most important side of any horn is the inside. If it looks like the outside, I would leave it as is. Jerry Blais

Author:  JAR [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Advice for painting this Pathé' horn?

Jerry B. Yes it's the same insise and out.

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Author:  phonogfp [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:21 pm ]
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I agree - it's only moderate, honest wear to paint that over a century old. I'd definitely leave it as is.

George P.

Author:  Teak [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:22 am ]
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phonogfp wrote:
I agree - it's only moderate, honest wear to paint that over a century old. I'd definitely leave it as is.

George P.



JAR, take advice from People who wrote books about this stuff :D Treat the corrosion and dents and wax it, as is.

Author:  JAR [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Advice for painting this Pathé' horn?

Thanks to all for the advice. What's the best way to treat the rust on there?

Jerry

Author:  phonogfp [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:59 pm ]
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Teak wrote:

JAR, take advice from People who wrote books about this stuff :D Treat the corrosion and dents and wax it, as is.


You're very kind, but my opinion is still just one guy's perspective. :)

George P.

Author:  Curt A [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Advice for painting this Pathé' horn?

Spray the entire horn with WD-40 or a good gun lubricant. It will improve the color and prevent further rust...

Author:  VanEpsFan1914 [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Advice for painting this Pathé' horn?

And make it smell like Satan's morning breath, too!

Nothing wrong with good old WD-40 for mechanical work--busting loose stuck bolts and cleaning grease. But on finishes? It's like a manly Lemon Pledge. Nasty stuff...

If it were my horn I'd leave it be unless I knew the right formula for Pathéphone horn paint--in which case I would make a tiny batch of paint and touch up the chips, blending it in with 6000-grit automotive refinishing pads, then treat the horn with Renaissance Wax for preservation.

This is a $50 machine, so there's lots of wiggle room on pricing restoration parts--lots of money left in the budget to get fancy.

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