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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3F72 Brevet
« Last post by Pappy on January 27, 2020, 03:01:41 PM »
Watch this one.  The case is very susceptible to being crushed by the case screws.  Like any case, don't tighten it past where it stops shaking in the case.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3F72 Brevet
« Last post by Mrbill5 on January 26, 2020, 10:48:25 AM »
Looks good.  The wood edges look intact which is a major plus.  Dial looks nice, I do not know by not seeing it real time if I would do much more to it.  Wonder how I missed seeing it for sale on Ebay.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 3F72 Brevet
« Last post by shipnerd on January 25, 2020, 06:03:52 PM »
The Brevet arrived on Thursday. I cleaned the glass and the movement, and was able to clean the dial to where it's presentable. A full restoration will have to wait until the weather gets a little warmer since I have to work out in the garage.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: 712 issues
« Last post by Kid Clock on January 24, 2020, 10:42:18 PM »
For you 711/712 enthusiasts...  go to the top and read this thread.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Last post by Chadakoin on January 22, 2020, 07:55:51 PM »
I'm trying to get the old glue out of the trim recesses on an Electrolarm. The glue beds are textured, so hard to get it out of the nooks and crannies. Alcohol and acetone will loosen it a bit, but both leave a white residue on the bakelite that has to be scraped off as well. Maybe I'll give naptha a try.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Last post by Kid Clock on January 22, 2020, 06:38:13 PM »
PlastX, AutoZone...

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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Last post by Mrbill5 on January 22, 2020, 06:10:40 PM »
I ran into this problem last week on a bakelite Cyclometer.  The case had some hardened adhesive about 1 " x 3"  and about 1/8" wide. Looked like some tape was removed but not all the adhesive came off.  Naptha did nothing, 99% isopropanol did nothing.  I ended up very carefully scraping the residue with a plastic putty knife.  Then I polished the case with Novus. 
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Last post by 19and41 on January 22, 2020, 03:27:56 PM »
If it is in fact unpainted bakelite, it can be pretty forgiving with trying solvents.  I try naptha (lighter fluid) first, then alcohol then acetone.  Tf any of them leaves a adhesive colored mark on your cleaning cloth, you've found it.  Make dead certain it's unpainted bakelite first.
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Re: Removing Adhesive Residue
« Last post by 19and41 on January 22, 2020, 03:20:41 PM »
Is it hardened or soft?
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Telechron & GE Clocks / Removing Adhesive Residue
« Last post by Chadakoin on January 22, 2020, 03:19:24 PM »
Anyone have a recommendation for removing trim adhesive residue from bakelite?
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