Pianotech

  • 1.  Plate refinishing

    Member
    Posted 30 days ago
    I am at the point of refinishing my Knabe plate.  Preparations are mostly completed and I'm hoping to work on it this Saturday.  I am going to spray finish it and I already have the bronzing powder.  I am going for a glossy look, and am wondering what finishing products you like using?  (Obviously, water based is out of the question since I'm using bronzing powder.)  Any products, steps and/or tips you care to share would be appreciated.

    Thanks!


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    Tim Foster
    New Oxford PA
    (470) 231-6074
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  • 2.  RE: Plate refinishing

    Member
    Posted 26 days ago
    Well, I went with a two part polyurethane from an auto paint shop for my first plate.  I used an old (and quite crude) sprayer, small compressor from a neighbor and very much not a dust free environment, but I'm pleased with the results. Below are some before and after photos.

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    Tim Foster
    New Oxford PA
    (470) 231-6074
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  • 3.  RE: Plate refinishing

    Member
    Posted 26 days ago
    For a glossy finish, spray a few top coats of clear gloss. Do not sand/scuff the last gold coat, scuff marks/dullness will show thru the topcoat.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 4.  RE: Plate refinishing

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 25 days ago
    Looks great Tim!  I prefer the less glossy look myself.

    Peter Grey Piano Doctor

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    (603) 686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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