[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report: terminals

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 20:28:17 EDT 2018

On 7/9/2018 2:58 PM, Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 2:23 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> I'll be blunt to be brief. A heatgun on a messy, gooey, HOT, CRT is too
>> dangerous and takes too long, in my opinion. I won't do it. Ian and others
>> may do such things. "There are old pilots, there are bold pilots, but there
>> aren't many old, bold pilots."
> I am not endorsing the heat gun method.  I did my one cold, by using a
> wire as a "saw" to cut through the PVA.  I have heard that using a
> nichrome wire cuts through it like butter but that's not what I did.
> It took time and it left a fair mess to clean up with plastic scrapers
> and alcohol.  I was only doing one so I wasn't trying to optimize the
> process.  I was working slow and careful and it all came out fine.
> It comes down to time/effort vs value of return.  I would almost
> certainly choose another approach if I had a gaylord of terminals to
> process.
> -ethan

Ah that reminded me to post my pics of the VR201 restoration from VCFEast,
the monitor used in our exhibit.
I used the work light method on two monitors.

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