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    PAS2 from fleaBay

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    hawaii.ken

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    PAS2 from fleaBay

    Post by hawaii.ken on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:19 pm

    I bid on and won this PAS2 only because the seller said: "there are 4 vintage Telefunken 12ax7's"
    Dynaco/Telefunken 12ax7's sell for $50 - $60 apiece nowadays, $200-$240 for 4 Telefunken 12ax7's.

    This is the 1st PAS preamp I've seen with a "white" top cover. (There are 2 more "white" PAS2 selling as I'm writing this).

    Following are the pictures posted by the seller. I will post some hi-rez pics in a few days.












    hawaii.ken

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    Re: PAS2 from fleaBay

    Post by hawaii.ken on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:33 am

    Here's some pics of the same PAS2. Does anyone know what kind of coating Dynaco used to coat the brass faceplate?












    GP49

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    Re: PAS2 from fleaBay

    Post by GP49 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:52 pm

    No, but on mine, which came with the clearcoat abraded off around the volume and source selector knobs, I masked off the brown band at the bottom and used fine steel wool to remove the old clearcoat; then satin-finished the bare brass with 0000 steel wool. Then cleaned it, including carefully removing any steel wool bits and dust from the engraved brown lettering; then sprayed the whole panel with clear gloss urethane.

    I also painted the cover using conventional procedures. I don't like the looks of the light beige top covers. But that's an individual taste.

    Luddite

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    Re: PAS2 from fleaBay

    Post by Luddite on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:00 pm

    GP49 wrote:I also painted the cover using conventional procedures. I don't like the looks of the light beige top covers. But that's an individual taste.

    FYI, here is the "Dynaco Brown" paint suggested in a previous thread on this forum: Krylon #4292. Also suggested was clearcoating with Minwax clear satin since the Krylon leaves a flat finish.

    Best Regards,
    Charlie



    hawaii.ken

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    Re: PAS2 from fleaBay

    Post by hawaii.ken on Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:36 am

    Thanks for both of your inputs.

    I got most (98%) of the grunge out of the cover with a soap & water scrubbing. It's much more presentable now. I noticed that the inside of the cover is 100% painted too. I think I'm going to leave the cover with the original paint for now.

    Mahalo,
    Ken

    mark four

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    Re: PAS2 from fleaBay

    Post by mark four on Wed May 30, 2012 3:02 pm

    have fun with the project . can't wait for an update . mark four

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    Re: PAS2 from fleaBay

    Post by Bob Latino on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:48 am

    That post about refinishing your Dynaco chassis cover is at the link below.

    Refinishing your Dynaco chassis cover post

    When cleaning the front face with lettering you can use alcohol or some concentrated liquid soap cleaner like "409" etc. I was told once never to use acetone as a cleaning solvent. They said that acetone will take off any lettering on a Dynaco faceplate or chassis rather quickly. You can also (sometimes) polish out minor scratches with a fine metal polish like "Flitz" which is available at Wal-Mart

    Bob

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