Just the FAQs
Q. How can I put a finish on my new
amp or guitar case to make it look more like the old stuff and be more
resistant to soiling?
A. We use our
own custom formulation,
but have seen fair results from do-it-yourselfers who used Bullseye
Orange/Amber Shellac, satin finish or Minwax brand "Polyshades"
- Honey Pine color, Satin finish. The shellac should be cut 1:1 with
alchohol and applied with a brush. Use enough coats to achieve the
you like, follow with clear shellac if a thicker finish is desired. The
Minwax can be applied right from the can; work fast to keep a "wet
Use a finishing pad (synthetic steel wool - like a Scotch pad) to rub
coats to eliminate the roughness of some tweed. Hardware on guitar
must be carefully masked. WORK SAFE! Follow all warnings and directions
on the product containers. The shellac and alchohol are very flammable,
the poly is smelly. PS - we can do all this for you using our own
amber finish if you don't have the time, place, hand skills, and
patience. We don't discourage do-it-yourselfers, but, our twenty-plus
years of finishing hundreds of cabinets comes in handy.
Q. When will you have more stuff on
this FAQ page?
question. I don't know. Please
check back - THANKS!
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