Re: Presentation Bug
- I replied to an off-post question and thought maybe it might benefit
Jack - N0NV
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
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.
Jack - N0NV
--- On Sun, 2/22/09, <> wrote:
Subject: Presentation Bug
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009, 8:02 PM
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,