[AMRadio] Tip of the Day - Paint Filler

arnold sias wa7fab at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 3 12:37:33 EST 2014

Interesting stuff.  My secret product over the years for filling in the knob markings for Collins and other equipment has been Bic Wite-Out which has been sold for years at stationary stores.  Try it, you’ll like it.

Van, K7VS

From: David Knepper 
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2014 2:17 AM
To: collins_radios at yahoogroups.com ; boatanchors ; amradio at mailman.qth.net 
Subject: [AMRadio] Tip of the Day - Paint Filler

Chuck Hurley, K1TLI,  who does a wonderful job restoring  E.F. Johnson equipment, passed on this tip to me on how to fill in scribe lines on knobs and engraving on panels.  He recommends purchasing from a  craft store – I got mine from Michaels – a tube of white artists’ acrylic paint.  You need to select the heavier consistency marked on the label that when applied resembles tooth paste.  The paint can be applied with one’s thumb.  The price for a tube was slightly under $10.  

I tried it on some Collins knobs and it works great.  The paint will “cure” or harden in less than an hour in which the excess can be wiped off with a slightly damp cloth.  You will have to experiment to get the best results.

Chuck’s  website is http://www.johnsonradioresto.com/
Contact information can be found on his website.

David Knepper - W3CRA/W3ST
Collins Radio Association
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