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Yes, but compared to the tons of rust that it had before...

I'm glad its looking pretty decent. The front hood can be re-chromed at some point, although I will probably leave it as is. The RF chrome deck has a lot of corrosion and I have several ideas on how to improve the appearance. One of them is to custom cut a piece of brushed metal to cover the pitted areas and perhaps recreate the original lettering on it.

So, in 8 months I have:

- cleaned the unit

- Painted tube shields and transformer
- replaced optocouplers

- Replaced critical signal caps with original Siemens replacements and Vitamin Q oil caps.

- Replaced all four front wafer switches

- Replaced front panel and knobs

- Rebuilt power supply with miniaturized modern caps concealed inside the old cans. New SF4007 high speed Fairchild diodes. New Old Stock bleeder resistors. German F/T electrolytics in the negative supply.

I still need to replace most potentiometers in the scope circuit.

In all, a lot of work, but the results have made it quite rewarding in the end!

Edits: 08/12/11

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