The Sonora as pictured for
sale on Radiotiques website and in "as delivered"
The radio stripped of the
chassis and knobs
The radio in "stripped"
condition. Just as a side note: Removing the
original paint from a radio that is nearly 70 years
old.....it a real bear. Don't think that you will do it in
an afternoon. Especially these deco design sets with a lot
of bars, grill slots and nooks and crannies. It's just not
a fun or fast job.
The final product. I
painted it an automotive yellow because I liked the color
in combination with the burgundy colored knobs. I use auto
lacquer because it is durable and there is a myriad of
colors available. I got a little tired of brown bakelite,
black bakelite and cream bakelite. I don't usually add
much color to my restorations because antique radios
simply did not come in many varied or vibrant
colors....This radio is an exception as it is going to
stay in my collection, So Yellow it is !!!