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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Beogram 4000: Hood Restoration

The last step of my current Beogram 4000 project was to exchange the badly shipping damaged hood with one from a donor 4000 and restore it. The hood that I had available had the usual scratches from careless storage but otherwise was in good condition:
I sanded the surface down below the scratch depth with 320 grit sand paper. Then it was time to polish it back to shiny and translucent. This shows the hood after the 800 grit step:
almost there. After several more polishing steps it finally looked pretty good again:
Good news for this Beogram 4000! Now it looks almost like new again! A few more days of testing and then it should be ready for its big trip to Hong Kong to its new owner!

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