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Author Topic: Photographing a Navy Flameproof key  (Read 2891 times)
AA4OO
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« on: April 14, 2017, 01:20:12 PM »

It seemed appropriate to photograph a Navy Flameproof key using a Fisheye lens... ba-dum-da



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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 03:54:20 PM »

Looks like you need to scrape the barnacles off the key, hi hi!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 04:21:25 PM »

Clean that bad boy up and hit it a lick with some clear krylon spray and it will really shine.  On the Knob, polish with Brasso and a soft cloth. Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 04:51:20 PM »

Clean that bad boy up and hit it a lick with some clear krylon spray and it will really shine.  On the Knob, polish with Brasso and a soft cloth. Smiley Smiley

This key seems pretty old but I works great after I received some replacement parts from Bunnel.  The fibers in the bakelite knob and disc are showing through.  I'm afraid of using anything abrasive on the knob because I think it will just expose more fiber in the bakelite.  The fiber in the bakelite is probably asbestos so I don't really want to sand more of it out.



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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 09:41:10 PM »

Looks like you need to scrape the barnacles off the key, hi hi!

Hire someone to do it.  He'll send you a real barnacle bill.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 08:35:27 AM »

I was Navy, not a radio rating but I was wondering if a Navy key would confuse a Marine??

(Now for all the Marine people out there, that's a joke; love you guys)
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 08:52:44 AM »

I was Navy, not a radio rating but I was wondering if a Navy key would confuse a Marine??

(Now for all the Marine people out there, that's a joke; love you guys)

I understand the Navy keys don't like the "pounding brass" type of OP, they respond better to the gentle touch.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 08:59:39 AM »

its called patina! keep it grungy and use it!
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 09:28:50 AM »

I was Navy, not a radio rating but I was wondering if a Navy key would confuse a Marine??

A Marine is never confused. Ever.

A Marine fist is a Fist.

Sir!
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 08:08:26 PM »

Hm.. I see what you mean about that knob, mine is still shiny black.. I guess I didn't use it enough!
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