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    davtherav replied to the thread How to reshine.
    Thanks to your help and instructions this is the result of my base. I'm thrilled with the result, I didn't think that it would ever be...
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    davtherav reacted to Thomas Sanguigni's post in the thread How to reshine with Like Like.
    Sorry, I did not realize your were in the UK. The new forum page hides everyone's location. I get Clock Magazine. It is a UK...
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    davtherav reacted to MuseChaser's post in the thread How to reshine with Like Like.
    I can walk you through this. It's not hard. First, you have to strip the existing lacquer off. Pour very hot water over it and let it...
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    davtherav replied to the thread How to reshine.
    Thank you, I'll have to get a copy of Clock Magazine, should make interesting reading for me too!
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    davtherav replied to the thread How to reshine.
    Wow, that looks beautiful, thanks for sharing the renovation procedure with me, I'll look forward to following your advice. David
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    davtherav replied to the thread How to reshine.
    I'll have to try and find a restorer in the UK. If I can get mine to your standard I'd be very pleased.
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    davtherav reacted to Thomas Sanguigni's post in the thread How to reshine with Like Like.
    I just finished a 400 day with a base like this. The brass is very thin and formed over the Bakelite. It can easily split. Even when...
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    Schatz 53 anniversary clock bakelite base. The outer surface has lost all of the shine, how can it be restored to the same as the inner...
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    davtherav reacted to Dells's post in the thread Refitting back plate with Like Like.
    Hi Dave I may have a replacement wheel, I will need some measurements IE total length from end of pivots, diameter of wheel, how many...
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    davtherav reacted to Schatznut's post in the thread Refitting back plate with Like Like.
    Don't worry about it - think of the price of replacing the wheel with the broken pivot as tuition. I'm a physicist by training and...
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    davtherav reacted to Tim Orr's post in the thread Clock Pivot wire snapped with Like Like.
    Good afternoon! There are instructions for how to do this on this Forum. You will need some skill and tools. If you can't do the work...
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    davtherav reacted to KurtinSA's post in the thread Refitting back plate with Like Like.
    If you have to bend something and you're concerned about it breaking like a pivot, the pivot should be annealed by heating it up to add...
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    davtherav reacted to Wayne A's post in the thread Refitting back plate with Like Like.
    Always hold my breath straitning parts because theres only so many times it can be done before "snap"! Definately repairable with the...
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    davtherav reacted to KurtinSA's post in the thread Refitting back plate with Like Like.
    I believe there's Cousin's and/or Merritt's there in the UK. Schatz Type 53 clocks are somewhat common. For a repair on your own, it...
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    davtherav replied to the thread Refitting back plate.
    Arrg! disaster, I noticed that one of the pivots on number 5 wheel (I think it's 5, counting from the mainspring) was bent, snapped off...
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