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Ok... I picked this Hy-Gain V up the other week. It's a bit on the rough side. so I'm going for a full restoration.

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The front panel bezel has been horribly painted with a garish, overly metallic and cheap looking paint... complete with overspray into the black areas.

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The case is a disaster. Why do people not prep surfaces before spraying???

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...not that it would have helped, as it's a million miles away from the factory finish, so this will be blasted back to bare steel and started again.

The front panel will be sanded down to bare plastic, and the front panel also... yes... I mean sanding off the satin black and lettering!

So what am I going to do to get it back?

I'm having a white water slide decal made, based on accurate artwork I've just created...

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The black left hand panel, once surface prepped, will be sprayed in satin black, then the decals applied, and a very thick layer of non-shrink varnish applied. Once cured, it will be flattened back with 2400 wet and dry, then a final satin lacquer spray applied.

The silver will be resprayed the correct colour once the surface are prepped.

Same treatment for knobs of course.

Inside is not in bad shape...

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...just done a full alignment... all is well. Modified the final bias circuit to cure the typical cybernet scratchy audo. Done the "thimping" squelch mod.

It has a broken VCO core as they always do (why do the chimps always break these things?) so a new one from Spectrum is on order. The VCO is actually perfectly adjusted, but it's still getting a new one.

Bleep reconnected and removed from the NB switch, and NB re-attached.

I'll post up updates as and when they happen.
Edited by Nik Gnashers, Sunday, 12. June 2016, 06:35.
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