- December 30, 2019 at 4:41 pm #12746
Finished the restoration of my wood Addison 5A and here are the pictures. A fun little project. After stripping the cabinet and filling a large chip right in the front, I used Mohawk lacquer toners to match the original colour, then finished with several coats of clear gloss cellulose lacquer, one last coat of semi-gloss, a rub-out with a liquid pumice solution, and a coat of wax. I restuffed the wax paper caps under the chassis, and the electrolytic filter on top. Added an MP4 input for Bluetooth so our kids can enjoy it!
Attachments:January 1, 2020 at 8:55 pm #12756
Gary , That is a very nice refinishing job you did on this one, well worthy of showing it off .
The courthouse is very collectable. You have a keeper with is one, good job
Dan in CalgaryJanuary 2, 2020 at 7:25 am #12757
Thanks, Dan. This cabinet got away from me a little bit. I was aiming at a slightly less-glossy look because of all the curved surfaces and highlights, but even the semi-gloss final coat I normally use turned out quite glossy. Have you, or others, had experience with a flat or satin final coat?
GaryJanuary 2, 2020 at 7:43 am #12758
Happy New Year Gary:
I usually use a High gloss on most of my cabinets, but I do understand your thinking especially with a smaller cabinet.
I have heard that you can cut down the gloss look by buffing it over with a 0000 steel wool, BUT I have never tried that.
If I was going to try it I would first try it on another piece of wood, that has the same finish you put on your radio., just to see how it turned out.
You don’t want to mess with the cabinet unless you know it will work.
Dan in Calgary.January 2, 2020 at 6:08 pm #12768
Dan – yes, I have tried with limited success knocking a gloss finish down to more of a satin with 0000 steel wool, and I normally apply the paste wax with 0000 to keep the gloss down. But it’s so easy to cut through the clear coat with steel wool and damage the toned layers on sharply rounded corners that for this one I decided to leave well enough alone.
GaryJanuary 2, 2020 at 8:19 pm #12771
GOOD IDEA There is nothing wrong with the way it is now.
Dan in Calgary.January 3, 2020 at 12:15 pm #12774Tony FForum Participant
Very nice Gary. It looks good !
TonyJanuary 3, 2020 at 5:29 pm #12777
Thanks, Tony.January 4, 2020 at 8:23 am #12778Gerry O’HaraCVRS Member
It looks great Gary – well done. Any details on how you installed the Bluetooth?January 5, 2020 at 2:54 pm #12780
I will start a new thread in the ‘Electronics Restoration’ forum and post pictures of the Bluetooth addition there.
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