1200 rubber base scratch repair

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usamike10
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1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by usamike10 » 21 Apr 2018 20:43

I've got a couple of deep scratches on the front of my rubber base from the previous owner using a travel case.
I've been searching for a solution on the net, found a couple products that might fill in the scratches. 'Bondo flexible bumper and part repair' and 'J-B weld Black Silicone Sealant and Adhesive'.
Has anyone tried either of these products on the base or could recommend something that works well on the rubber base?
I will probably have to paint it to with a flexible paint afterwards anyway since it will probably stand out.

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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by paki976 » 22 Apr 2018 09:29

Hi,
why not just buy an used spare? It will be cheaper and much easier.
They pop up very often on the big auction site... At least here in Europe.

Ciao.

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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by usamike10 » 22 Apr 2018 15:34

I’ve looked at them, gonna try to repair this first. I’ve ordered Bondo flexible bumper repair for $15, will see how it does.
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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by usamike10 » 28 Apr 2018 19:59

The scratches filled in nicely with the Bondo.
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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by usamike10 » 28 Apr 2018 20:03

I hit it with a couple coats of vinyl paint.
Good enough..you can only see the repair at a certain angle in the glare.
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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by VinylDan1 » 29 Apr 2018 00:01

very nice work!

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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by rewfew » 29 Apr 2018 14:20

Isn't it nice to fix something deemed not worth it. Great looking repair! And it cost a fraction of what a replacement part would have set you back. Treat yourself with some fine records you've wanted to buy.

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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by usamike10 » 30 Apr 2018 17:25

Thanks, it was also a benefit to keep the original base for the tags and serial number. The top was a bit rough also, I’ve ordered a vinyl skin to cover in place of repainting, supposed to receive it today, I hope it looks good.

Speaking of fixing up damaged audio, I restored a pair of JBL speakers this winter, very rewarding. Here’s a link if you want to see them. http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php? ... re.819273/

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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by usamike10 » 30 Apr 2018 20:45

It’s back together and with vinyl skin. Waiting on a new dust cover, I ordered the clear Reloop cover for $40.
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Re: 1200 rubber base scratch repair

Post by Spinner45 » 30 Apr 2018 21:39

usamike10 wrote:It’s back together and with vinyl skin. Waiting on a new dust cover, I ordered the clear Reloop cover for $40.
Nice, but I hope the glamor shot is only that, because using a turntable ON top of a receiver is not good sense.

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