Introduction: Purple Rotary Phone

About: Retired Math teacher who needs a hobby! So I tinker with stuff: Arduino, welding, my 1958 TR-3 , my tennis serve

I  had an old rotary phone that was in need of a good make over.  So why not purple!

Step 1: Get Phone and Clean

I found this phone at an estate sale.  It is very dirty but seems to work.  I used windex and a lot of paper towels to get the stickers off and the dirtiness removed .

Step 2: Prime the Phone

I used a spray can primer after masking the phone.

In order to get the plastic dial off , I found this good You tube instructional .

Step 3: Paint the Phone Purple

I used a spray can of purple paint to spray the phone and the cord.  

After doing the paint I had to put the numbers back and I found this web site that sells decals of the numbers :

They are not exactly like the original numbers but they are fine and it was an easy way to get the numbers back .

To put the plastic dial back on, just follow the instructions on the you tube video.

Step 4: Use It

Currently the phone is next to the more modern one.  I will move iot when I do some wiring but it rings and I can dial out.  Pretty cool!

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