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Joe Castoro painted my AP tube

Started by baughman, 04/09/2008 08:33AM
Posted 04/09/2008 08:33AM Opening Post
Hi,
I was thinking about having my Astro Physics tube painted locally but I became brainwashed with Joe's ads on Astromart. I'm happy with Joe's work. He responds to email and is easy to reach on the phone. I got my tube and dew cap back yesterday.

Paul

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Posted 04/09/2008 09:32AM #1
That's some beautiful work! 8)
Enjoy it!

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Posted 04/09/2008 11:46AM #2
That sure is shiny and pretty! Metal flake, right?

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Posted 04/10/2008 04:18PM #3
I have mentioned this before elsewhere but have been remiss in not showing some pics here. The ads extolling Binoscope and Joe's tube shortening service caught my eye. I was looking for someone to slice my AP130EDF tube in half and make adapters to put it back together for airline carry-on purposes. Here is a few pictures and the result. First the 'before' pic.

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Posted 04/10/2008 04:37PM #4
Paul Baughman said:

Hi,
I was thinking about having my Astro Physics tube painted locally but I became brainwashed with Joe's ads on Astromart. I'm happy with Joe's work. He responds to email and is easy to reach on the phone. I got my tube and dew cap back yesterday.

Paul

That looks really nice Paul. Send a pic of it put back together and mounted!
Posted 04/24/2008 07:59PM | Edited 04/24/2008 08:06PM #5
I just got my ED-80 tube back from Joe and it looks great. I think it added a whole magnitude to the scope! LOL 8v)

I had him do it in AP white to match my other OTAs. I love white tube refractors. I guess it is from becoming interested in astronomy during the 60s. I always lusted for a 6" Unitron.


John
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