How do I varnish/shellac my tweed amp?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Denny, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Denny

    Denny Member

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    I want to varnish/shellac my Pro Junior - anyone know how to do it? Thanks

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    I just did a cab .Vintaged it .Buy Honeyblonde minwax varathane and a brush ,have at her,2 coats if you like.That`s what the pros use .
     
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    Damn - it's THAT easy??? thanks so much. I know what I'll be doing this weekend. Is there any prep that needs to be done besides the tweed being clean and dry?

    Denny
     
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    .....just brush that stuff ON THERE, my boy-- times a wastin'
     
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    in case it's not obvious: Take the chassis and speaker OUT and gaff tape over the grille cloth first!

    Also, don't slop the stuff on too thick. Use a quality brush and take it slow.
     
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    Can you do it to a peavey classic 50?
     
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    Something you may want to consider is applying a clear coat first. The tweed can absorb or take on more miniwax in places and be darker in those spots. Applying the clear first helps keep the later tint coats uniform.
     

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