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    Hi friends
    i have finished the mechanical and electrical work and upgrades on my BC. The woodwork of the B case is good for it’s age and I don’t intend to do too much to it however the black metal panel below the drawbars/music rack and the logo strips have some rust spots and I’d like to refinish them.

    What is the original finish? I assume it’s powder coated. I know that I’d have to lacquer the logo strip once I’d replaced the decal but will powder coating with a gloss lacquer clear coat give a decent finish?

    Thanks
    Dave
    Hammond C3, M102, H112, XB3, XB5, X5, TTR-100
    Lowrey Heritage DSO-1, Yamaha E70
    Farfisa Compact Duo Mk2, Vox Continental 300, Gibson G201, Korg BX3 Mk1
    Leslie 122 x2, 145 x2, 910
    www.drawbardave.co.uk

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    Look at this thread:
    https://www.organforum.com/forums/sh...-peeling-paint

    I have used that vinyl to cover a couple rails now, and it does work very well.

    Bob
    In theory, there is no difference between theory and reality.
    In reality, there is.
    '54 C-2 & Pair of 122 Leslies
    H-324/Series 10 TC
    '35 Model A (Serial# 41) with a 21H
    Look at some of my rescues:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/58226398@N03/albums

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bobmann View Post
      Look at this thread:
      https://www.organforum.com/forums/sh...-peeling-paint

      I have used that vinyl to cover a couple rails now, and it does work very well.

      Bob
      Thanks Bob. That thread gives some good options to ponder!
      Hammond C3, M102, H112, XB3, XB5, X5, TTR-100
      Lowrey Heritage DSO-1, Yamaha E70
      Farfisa Compact Duo Mk2, Vox Continental 300, Gibson G201, Korg BX3 Mk1
      Leslie 122 x2, 145 x2, 910
      www.drawbardave.co.uk

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      • #4
        I'm lucky to have a friend who owns a metal refinishing business. For my X77-B project i had the newly fabricated control panel and the drawbar panel powder coated in a gloss black. The drawer panel had to first be media sanded to take care of 40-plus years of nicks and scratches. They both look great and the powder coating is extremely durable.
        Over the years: Hammond M3, BC, M102, B3, four X77s and three PR-40s, a Thomas Electra and a Celebrity, three Fender Rhodes, Roland HS-10, HP-2000, HP-600, RD-600, JV-880, a thing made by Korg (?), two Leslie 910s, 122, 257, 258, 247, two 142s, and three custom-built Leslies. Wow, way too much money spent!

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        • #5
          Thanks folks

          I have a few rusty patches so I guess I'll have to go down the powder coat route. If I get them all done in gloss black powder coat I'll still need to lacquer over the Hammond decal. Will cellulose automotive lacquer be okay on top of powder coating?
          Hammond C3, M102, H112, XB3, XB5, X5, TTR-100
          Lowrey Heritage DSO-1, Yamaha E70
          Farfisa Compact Duo Mk2, Vox Continental 300, Gibson G201, Korg BX3 Mk1
          Leslie 122 x2, 145 x2, 910
          www.drawbardave.co.uk

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Drawbar Dave View Post
            Thanks folks

            I have a few rusty patches so I guess I'll have to go down the powder coat route. If I get them all done in gloss black powder coat I'll still need to lacquer over the Hammond decal. Will cellulose automotive lacquer be okay on top of powder coating?

            I really have no idea how much it costs to powder coat these parts...have you priced it yet?

            Why do you think it is necessary to lacquer over the powder coated finish? The finish will have to be roughed up in order for the lacquer to adhere, I would think.
            IMO, The decal will be just fine without a coat of lacquer on it.

            If you are going to lacquer or clear coat, why not just paint to begin with and save the hassle of getting the parts coated?

            FWIW...that vinyl covering works fine over a surface that was rusted and sanded down.

            Just my opinion...

            Bob
            In theory, there is no difference between theory and reality.
            In reality, there is.
            '54 C-2 & Pair of 122 Leslies
            H-324/Series 10 TC
            '35 Model A (Serial# 41) with a 21H
            Look at some of my rescues:
            https://www.flickr.com/photos/58226398@N03/albums

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