Restoring a Cracked Antique Radio Cabinet.

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Introduction: Restoring a Cracked Antique Radio Cabinet.

About: I have a group on facebook.South La. radio restoration and collecting.

This is how the postal service delivered my last radio.

Step 1: Collecting All the Pieces

I found all the large pieces and as much of the smaller ones I could salvage.

Step 2: Matching the Pieces

I then did a dry test and matched up as many pieces as I could.

Step 3: Glueing the Pieces Together

I used tape to hold the parts of the radio case while the glue dried.

Step 4: Bondo

I then used bondo to fill out the spaces where the smaller pieces were.i then sanded and painted using a plastic cover paint.

Step 5:

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    A great job. You did well with that little amount of tape to hold it together before filling.

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    Thanks that was my first time working on bakelite

    it is hard to tell from the last picture, did you keep the wicker and dye it burgundy or did you replace it with a different material?

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    No the wicker was the original grill cloth. I had to replace it.

    I had to replace the grill cloth it was torn during shipping.

    Describe how you made the repairs and this would be a good instructable. Without some commentary it is just before and after photos.

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    Thank you for some reason all my text did not show in the listing.I am surprised the editors let it post.