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Anyone find a good source for the green plastic back of these dials? 

This one did not stand the test of time. 

I just need the raw plastic. 

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BTW, the Chicago dial for this set is currently with RadioDaze being reproduced.  Good thing the top station call letters did not all come off with the dial glass. 

Scott;

You could try this

eBay item number: 161287594900
it looks about right only .5mm thick, you may be able to find similar in the USA
Mike

Thanks Mike.  There is no green styrene on E-bay, and a Google search seems to come up empty handed though I did find transparent green styrene from Evergreen Scale Models, but they look too light in color and only come 6" wide. 

Someone replaced the green backing on the dial on the left (below), and it really makes you see just how dark the green is on the original dial. 

I wonder what the original plastic was. 

Scott;

I did find dark green face shields tat are used in the welding forging business, they look like this,

The green shield is available separately, it measures 8" top to bottom, This may be big enough, sanding the back would hide any dial parts,

my dial is marked as yours, sanding with wet and dry paper helped, but you can still read the dial

Mike

I have found that gluing a thin theater lighting gel on the front of the dyed phenolic back plate works well.  The internet is rife with sellers of theater lighting gels.

Norman

The gel idea sounds good.  What do you use for glue that will adhere to both types of plastic?

Going from a foggy recollection, I believe I used 3M Type 77 spray contact cement and lots of pressure.

Norman

I found these sheets at Michaels, and the colour is almost a perfect match. But they are a peel n stick sheet, and unfortunately, I've had limited success applying them to a heavier backing plastic without air bubbles... 

When applying vinyl to a hard surface such as the old dial back, try using water with a small amount of detergent, one or two drops in a pint will do,

apply this to the surface, this will allow you to 'float' the vinyl into position, then squegee out the water mix, an old credit card is good for this, the vinyl will then stick without bubbles,

the colored sheet will be stuck fast in about an hour or so.

Mike

Trying to understand with applying new green layer over the old green backing:

- do the combined layers obscure the moving lamp light that is supposed to shine through the dial ??

- do remains of the dial markings stuck to the old green backer show through the new green layer 

Trying to understand with applying new green layer over the old green backing:

- do the combined layers obscure the moving lamp light that is supposed to shine through the dial ??

- do remains of the dial markings stuck to the old green backer show through the new green layer 

Trying to understand with applying new green layer over the old green backing:

- do the combined layers obscure the moving lamp light that is supposed to shine through the dial ??

- do remains of the dial markings stuck to the old green backer show through the new green layer 

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