Gold Crown Adventure

joninnorfolk

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a wd40 soak and scrub, on repeat, got the gunk off. I scraped some varnished soda or something off two of the dials with my pocket knife. I then painted the numerals with a tiny brush and model paint. I will touch up some paint again and clean them up. Second set just started their soak.

 

joninnorfolk

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An artist, I am not. The dial on the left, ( the one that look like it was painted by toddler), is the last to be done. It takes a lot of rubbing with a microfiber towel and scraping with the back of a knife blade, but the paint that's on top of the dial will come off.
 

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MitchAlsup

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An artist, I am not. The dial on the left, ( the one that look like it was painted by toddler), is the last to be done. It takes a lot of rubbing with a microfiber towel and scraping with the back of a knife blade, but the paint that's on top of the dial will come off.

What you need is access to a lathe. Chuck up the counter wheel and have at it with 800+ grit on the numbers.
{Although with a suitable arbor, you could do it on a drill}
 

tomatoshooter

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An artist, I am not. The dial on the left, ( the one that look like it was painted by toddler), is the last to be done. It takes a lot of rubbing with a microfiber towel and scraping with the back of a knife blade, but the paint that's on top of the dial will come off.
A lot of my projects, you can see the learning curve go up and then the frustration curve bring it back down. It's fun watching your table come together!
 

sellingboe

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Nice! Looks like an early GCI as evidenced by the figure 8 nut plates and long extrusions to attach the aprons to the rails. It looks like that table was only recovered 2=3 times in its life. How do the rail tops look? Metal name plate or plastic?
I just saw this and did not know fig 8 nut plate indicated an earlier version of the table. Can you give me that time frame and what they changed to afterwards? I gave up trying to figure out my table year awhile ago, but if it's possible I'd like to hone in a little better. Because the feet adjust I know it's at least after 1963. Thanks.
 

rexus31

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I just saw this and did not know fig 8 nut plate indicated an earlier version of the table. Can you give me that time frame and what they changed to afterwards? I gave up trying to figure out my table year awhile ago, but if it's possible I'd like to hone in a little better. Because the feet adjust I know it's at least after 1963. Thanks.
The timeline is uncertain. I'd estimate Brunswick went to the floating nut plate design around the late 60's. They still use the floating nut plate design today.
 
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