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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Beogram 4000: Polishing the Hood

Today I polished the hood of the Beogram 4000 that is on my bench right now (or rather sits next to my Beomaster 6000 4-Channel looking real pretty, even without the hood, playing Miles Davis' The Man with the Horn...;-). Not that I really enjoy the polishing of acrylic hoods, but the effort is definitely worthwhile...these decks just look so much better when the hood is nice and shiny. Usually they come in with significantly scratched hoods. This one was not different. Some deep ones - when one can feel them with a fingernail, one needs to start with 200 grit sand paper to even things out before starting to polish it back to new-like sheen. This one definitely was a candidate for the 200 grade:

And smaller scratches all over the surface.

This shows the hood after the 200 and then 400 grit:

And then during the Micromesh polishing steps:

This shows the end result after polishing with Micro-Gloss:

Pretty! Absolutely worth the multi-hour effort! There is no true Beolove without some degree of pain...;-)

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