Types of Repairs I Do
Simply stated, I do almost every type of repair you might require on your vintage radio. Electronics and cosmetics.
I enjoy working on both bakelite and wooden radio cabinets, but my first love is bakelite. I will service both transformer or AC/DC radios
The electronic repairs I do are of the "complete restoration" variety. I don't enjoy doing, or recommend a half hearted effort when it comes to the restoration of these vintage radios.
When I complete a restoration on a radio, I do not want to have to warn you against using your radio for anything beyond a few minutes for fear of "stressing the old components" Once restored, you should, and will be able to listen to your old classic radio on a daily basis if you so desire...
About the only choice I'm going to offer you when it comes to my electronic restoration efforts will be whether you want the set to look untouched in an electronic sense once I'm finished with it. This will involve the disguising of all replacement electronic components by placing them within the hollowed out shells of the original ones. Since this is a more labour-intensive task, the end price to you for this type of restoration will be higher than that of a conventional restoration.
As with my electronic repairs, cabinets will be given a "complete restoration".
The amount of attention your cabinet will require is dependent on its condition..
A bakelite cabinet will be restored using some, or all of the following techniques:
As well as it sometimes works, I do not use auto body filler when doing my restoration work - my earlier attempts at bakelite repair using this material have over the years, become unstable to the point of being useless.
can present their own set of nasty ills.
Here are a few things I don't work on...