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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Beogram 4000: Restoring the Hood

I finally got my act together and polished the hood of the recently restored Beogram 4000 from Norway. I need to be in the right mood for this 3 hour work out and so I put it up for a few days...it just was more fun to implant a custom designed transformer into a formerly humming Beomaster 4000..;-). 
The hood of this Beogram 4000 showed the usual signs of age and had some deep scratches and other blemishes. Here is an impression of the situation:
So I started out by planarizing the surface with 220 grit sand paper and then polished it back to a translucent state using a Micro-Mesh polishing kit:
After cleaning off all the polishing residue it was time to install new rubber bumpers on the front corners. They level the hood and make closing it a so much more dignified event. The original buyers were long broken off and only their mounting stubs remained embedded in the respective holes in the hood:
I used a 2 mm drill bit to get the stuff out:
and then implanted small segments of 2 mm diameter O-rings:
The 3D printed red square serves as a template for the razorblading of the rubber pieces to the right length on both sides for a level hood:
The final touch was to replace the screw that served as right side hinge with the original metal rod that was sent along with the turntable:
After implanting the rod:
Much nicer! This should be it. I will now play this Beogram 4000 a bit more to make sure that there are no loose ends or intermittent issues and then it will be time to send it back to its owner!

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