[AMRadio] Painting recessed panell markings


Ken k2upi at twcny.rr.com
Wed May 12 13:31:57 EDT 2010


I also had good results using a white lacquer stick on a National receiver
as well as the panel and knobs of a 1924 Freed-Eismann receiver.  The red
lacquer stick is a perfect match for the line on Hallicrafter knobs such as
the SX-99.

Ken/K2UPI

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From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Arnie Adelman
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:20 PM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Painting recessed panell markings

I did this recently with a national receiver that I repainted. A white
lacquer stick will do a good job filling in the depression. I used artist's
paint with no thinner and a small brush to dab it into the recessed area. I
wiped it off with a dry paper towel. You will not get all of it off, but
after it dries, you can use a polishing compound, very fine sand paper or
steel wool to remove the very small amount of excess. Then car wax to polish
the entire panel. 

arnie - W1GCI
-----Original Message-----
From: BILL GUYGER [mailto:bguyger at sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 01:13 PM
To: 'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Painting recessed panell markings

Since your panel is painted this might not be good info, but on anodized
panels you wipe or brush some fill paint (white enamel maybe?) over the
engraved nomenclature and wipe off the excess with a rag dampened with the
proper solvent for the paint you're using. I have seen engraving / machine
shop people use a tooth pick to dab paint into engraved letters. When wiping
off the excess it might help to use a rag that's stretched over a flat piece
of plastic or wood so that your fingers aren't actually pushing the cleaning
rag down into the letters / numbers and removing paint you want to remain in
place. If you've painted the panel with enamel, I guess you could fill the
nomenclature with Latex paint and use a rag dampened with water which
shouldn't hurt the panel's finish. Bill AD5OL
________________________________ From: "fomularace at comcast.net" To: amradio
Sent: Tue, May 11, 2010 10:51:27 PM Subject: [AMRadio] Painting recessed
panell markings I need some direction on how to
  fill paint the control markings on a front panel with recessed panel
markings. I have repainted the panel of a Hickok 533 tube tester and now
need to restore the markings Thanks Carl WD8MFB
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