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  • Jack B.
    I replied to an off-post question and thought maybe it might benefit others... Jack - N0NV ... Hello -: The Presentation Bug I found was in very good condition
    Message 1 of 7 , Feb 22, 2009
      I replied to an off-post question and thought maybe it might benefit
      others...

      Jack - N0NV

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      Hello -:

      The Presentation Bug I found was in very good condition to begin with.
      Only the decorative brass sheet showed its age as the gold plating
      was pitted.

      To make a long story short, I disassembled the bug in its entirety
      until I could remove the gold-plated brass sheet. A pin punch
      (purchased at Sears) was needed to remove the serial number tag. I
      found a local plating business who stripped and re-plated the gold
      onto the brass sheet. I cleaned up all the chrome parts with Mother's
      chrome polish, found at an automotive store. I cleaned the silver
      contacts with DeoxIT, available at Radio Shack. Everything else
      involved good old-fashioned elbow grease until it all shined.

      Vibroplex still sells most (but not all) of the parts for the
      Presentation Bug, in case you need anything replaced.

      Good Luck!

      Jack - N0NV


      --- On Sun, 2/22/09, <> wrote:
      From: <>
      Subject: Presentation Bug
      To: NzeroNV@-----.---
      Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009, 8:02 PM

      Jack,

      I am very impressed with your Presentation Bug. I have a 1959
      presentation edition Vibroplex bug, but it is not anywhere near as
      good a shape as yours. May I ask what all you did to clean yours up
      and get it looking so great.

      73 & TNX,
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