[Boatanchors] Daka Ware Knob Polishing

Frank Sippel fhs at newsguy.com
Mon Jan 31 08:38:57 EST 2011

Try using a waterless hand cleaner (like Go-Jo) on bakelite knobs, applied with a Q-Tip.  This cleans the knobs without removing the original sheen.  Do not rinse afterwards, just wipe the bakelite dry.


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On <DT> at <TM> <FR> 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

Frank Sippel
fhs at newsguy.com

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