I definitely didn't see any of that the first time around! Wow, this really gives me something to work with, thank you! I'll try a couple spare pieces of wood for practice. Thanks, Rich! And thank you for sending it again!
Robert On Jan 13, 2019, at 8:20 AM, Rich via Phono-L <email@example.com> wrote: > That is why I resent the info. E-mail is an unreliable communications medium > at best. > > Generally speaking the base coats are highly thinned filtered buglac which is > the basic shellac that once dissolved has to set for 2-3 days for the wax and > bug parts to settle out. This has a rich red-amber color and it then thinned > to the consistency of water, use a high dollar professional watercolor brush > only for best results. Apply enough coats of shellac to almost fill the > blemish and then use the violin varnish for the top coat. Use rottenstone and > hard felt pad with paraffin oil to clean up the edges once varnish has dried. > Using Behlen Behcol thinner is highly recommended, do not use cheap methanol > as a substitute. If Behcol thinner is not obtainable then use Everclear from > liquor store. This sounds complex but it actually goes very fast and easy > once you collect all the materials. Google can find the Behlen products. > https://www.shellac.net/ <-buglac source & Behlen products > > --Rich > > On 1/13/19 5:17 AM, Robert Wright via Phono-L wrote: >> I'm sure you may have, but I never saw it. Either way I appreciate the info. >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ >> *From:* Phono-L <phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org> on behalf of Rich via Phono-L >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> *Sent:* Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:39:10 PM >> *To:* email@example.com >> *Cc:* Rich >> *Subject:* Re: [Phono-L] Credenza X and VE8-12X coming along! >> I previously answered your finish question in an earlier post. >> The closest thing to what was used OEM is Behlen Violin Varnish, can be >> difficult to find but it works well. The base coats were plain shellac >> followed by a top coat of the Violin Varnish. >> The term VARNISH does not describe a specific product or finishing >> technique. It is used as a generic term to describe a finishing material >> that contains some type of oil. In many cases it will be a non-drying >> type of finish that has a elastic like consistency. >> --Rich >> On 1/11/19 3:39 PM, Robert Wright via Phono-L wrote: >>> Thanks (again) Ron! I ended up using dish soap and a toothbrush to get most >>> of it removed, but I'll try the WD-40 method. My main concern was that the >>> arms that move with the tonearm didn't move easily at all, but I think the >>> hot water I was using melted away a good bit of the gunk that was making it >>> so stiff. After a thorough drying, I oiled all the moving parts with >>> 3-in-one, then rubbed an oily paper towel over all of it to guard against >>> any kind of moisture left over. >>> Anyone know about the factory varnish situation? I know it's probably a bit >>> involved, but what am I (considering) getting into, exactly? >>> Thanks, >>> Robert >>> On Jan 11, 2019, at 9:11 AM, Ron L'Herault via Phono-L >>> <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote: >>>> You only need to remove old oil from the joints and hand crud from the >>>> finish. I’d use (have used) WD040 and a toothbrush to clean the >>>> mechanism and spray cleaner like Fantastic to clean the gold. Do not use >>>> polish. Relubricate moving parts with light oil. Put oil on the pad to >>>> avoid squeal. >>>> Ron >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Phono-L mailing list >>> http://phono-l.org >>> Unsubscribe: phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org >> _______________________________________________ >> Phono-L mailing list >> http://phono-l.org >> Unsubscribe: phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org >> _______________________________________________ >> Phono-L mailing list >> http://phono-l.org >> Unsubscribe: phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org > _______________________________________________ > Phono-L mailing list > http://phono-l.org > Unsubscribe: phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org _______________________________________________ Phono-L mailing list http://phono-l.org Unsubscribe: phono-l-unsubscr...@oldcrank.org