Re: [Phono-L] Credenza X and VE8-12X coming along!

2019-01-12 Thread Ron L'Herault via Phono-L
They may have used clear shellac. I don't think there were many options. In the jewelry industry, gold plate is often given a coat of clear lacquer to retard signs of wear. For parts that get touched a lot, I sometimes use a coat of clear nail polish. It flows and evens out nicely and is

Re: [Phono-L] Credenza X and VE8-12X coming along!

2019-01-12 Thread Robert Wright via Phono-L
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

Re: [Phono-L] Credenza X and VE8-12X coming along!

2019-01-12 Thread Rich via Phono-L
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