Drake Dial Filters

Al Parker anchor at EC.RR.COM
Tue Jun 24 21:05:16 EDT 2003

Hi Guys,
    Well, I'm kinda like Garey, don't get too worried if they look like
they've gotten "aged" a bit.  But, I've used blue fingernail polish on the
lamp.  It hasta be "Artmatic" 163 Peacock Blue.  It took me several tries at
various drugstores to get the right stuff, finally had my wife go for me,
was tired of the strange looks I got when I asked for it.  You must put it
on in a light coat and let it dry a cupla hours b4 you lite the lamp.  If
too thick, or too soon, it'll turn brown, but it's OK if you take it easy,
and you can put another lite coat on after getting the first dried &
"cured".   (did you ever expect a detailed discussion on fingernail polish
on the Drake list?)
    Donnie Garrett, WA9TGT, used to sell the filters, but my emails to him
have bounced lately.  Are you out there still, Donnie?
Al, W8UT
New Bern, NC
BoatAnchors appreciated here

----- Original Message -----
From: "Garey Barrell" <k4oah at mindspring.com>
> Pete -
> I tried a "stained glass" colorant once and it darkened within a few
> days.  I was told by the manufacturer that their product was intended
> for glass used for lamp  _shades_  and windows, not for high
> temperature bulbs.
> I do leave my R-4's on all the time, but I suspect they reach maximum
> temperature within 30 minutes or so.
> I live about 5 miles from Norcross, so may try to look them up.   By
> the way, Norcross is also the site of the first Vibroplex
> manufacturing "plant" !
> 73, Garey - K4OAH
> Atlanta
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pete Petersen" <wy7z at JUNO.COM>
> > I think Don N7OO is referring to Great Glass staining medium by
> Plaid
> > Enterprises, Norcross GA. A two ounce bottle cost me $2.06 a few
> years
> > ago from a craft shop. It provides a transparent, colored surface
> when
> > flowed onto a glass plate or whatever. Light bulbs can be colored by
> > dipping them and hanging them upside down to dry.
> >
> > Pete Petersen

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