Till Eulenspiegel wrote:If you want to see pictures of a really tatty portable TV, there is a Murphy V350 upstairs. The fiber board cabinet is disintegrating slowly but surely.
Till Eulenspiegel wrote:Information for the TV80 can be found in the 1959/60 Radio and Television servicing book. The set was in the shops late 1958.
marc wrote:Trust me this set did only look suitable for spares when I got it, a real mess !
Thanks for the tips to watch out for Marion and Rich I will have a look at the GEC regarding a gentle boost but I suspect it's already seen some action before.
So fear not brethren of this site, restoration will be the way forward for this shrub
Till Eulenspiegel wrote:Hi Marc,
Is the 14" GEC the one I brought over two years ago? The CRT is a Mazda CME1402, you've got to be careful about reactivating these tubes. The CRT in my BT311 is a bit dim also. It gets brighter with use.
marc wrote:However for the time being I did wonder if the "clean & balance" function on the B&K would help matters, I'm not keen with the idea of "bopping" it as it does still have some life left which could be at risk. What do you think ?
Perhaps it was an experiment?Katie Bush wrote:I wonder why Bush adopted PCB construction in this set, but kept to hand wiring for table models?
Cathovisor wrote:One thing I would warn you of, Marc - the finish on the case is painted so be very careful when you clean it. It is possible to remove it
Or indeed a similar product of your choosing...
I got a roll of self adhesive vinyl in carbon fibre effect from eBay a while ago, it looks pretty good, I used it on a torch I made from a baked bean can, and also instead of paint on a 7" lcd monitor I made. The stuff was originally for vinyl wrapping cars, so is quite durable.
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