Restoring burned spots?

Herbert Birdsfoot

New Member
Jun 11, 2019
I have a very old (first generation?) Bose Wave Radio, but it's yellowed pretty badly. It still sounds great, but more than anything, I like having it as a remembrance of my grandmother (-in-law). But one problem is that it has two small burns on the front edge.

I feel OK with the Retro Brite-ening, but does anyone have thoughts about how to patch the burns?


New Member
Jun 2, 2019
Hmm that is deep, and there was some melting. You could try fine-grit sand paper and gently try to work the burns out that way. It could look best in the long run to disassemble, deep clean, and apply multiple light coats of white spray paint, followed by a clear protectant. You'll have to experiment with colors though.