Hi, I just bought a cheap TD165. I already have a TD160 and I'm really happy with it.
I paid the TD165 only 80 euros as the soft aluminum plate is full of scratches, really, mine is orrible, like someone tried to sanding it or cleaning with steel wool... Some of the markins, too, are half erased.
Mechanically the turntable is sound, only the proprietary headshell is missing. So before buying a new headshell I'm looking for an aestetically acceptable solution for the plate.
Can someone please suggest how to finish or rebuild the plate? Or an integrated plinth/plate rebuild?
I can post some photos, but trust me, better not