Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Restoring a Roberts RD-60 Radio

My wife loves her RD60 Roberts DAB Radio, however during our recent house move it was (electrically) broken.

It was also very very tatty - the fake leather covering they used for it was very poor quality, and no joke - just lightly tapping it would cause chunks of fake red leather to fall off!

Time to take it apart and restore it!

Before photos:

First stage was to take it apart and fix the electrical fault, this was easy - the PSU was broken. Now I know I can fix the Radio, time to re-upholster it.

A trip to Dunelm and my wife picked a rather nice red flowery material. I bought a meter at £4. Bargain.

After a strip down before recovering:

And the finished product, re-upholstered, cleaned and fully working!

I still need to do the carry handle, but I don't have a sewing machine, so that will have to wait until I visit my mum.