I just reassembled it today. First a before shot: after: I bought this amp from a fellow TGP member. The tweed was just a little bit dirty since the amp is used, but not bad, and no tears or rips. I followed the process so many of you have outlined in this forum: 3 coats of Zinsser clear shellac from aerosol can. 3 coats of Zinsser Amber shellac cut 50/50 with denatured alcohol. 2 coats of Deft Satin lacquer from aerosol can. I'm quite pleased with the results. Thanks TGP members!