[Boatanchors] Daka Ware Knob Polishing

Al Parker anchor at ec.rr.com
Sun Jan 30 16:27:27 EST 2011

Hi Ben,
	To the best of my knowledge & experience, neither were ever painted by 
the factory.  I've had, and/or worked on, a bunch of each series. 
Dishwashing liquid, then paste wax, usually does all they need for me. 
I have seen some that were painted, it was peeling off, and I had to 
finish that job.

Al, W8UT

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much
worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
Ratty, to Mole

On 1/30/2011 2:45 PM, Ben Loper wrote:
> I am in the process of restoring my Collins 75A-2 and after cleaning the
> knobs they have come out matted. I remember the knobs as being shiny. My
> R-388 has very shiny knobs and I'm wondering how to get them back to
> that state. The finish on the R-388 is not polish, they look like they
> have shiny varnish on them. I don't really remember what the 75A-2
> looked like but I only washed them with dishwashing liquid. They were
> dirty so and dusty when I cleaned them. Do I need to repaint them with a
> light coat of varnish. The 75A-2 was built in 1950 time frame and the
> R-388 was built in 1962. Is it possible they are made of different
> material. Thanks Ben KJ4CC
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