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 Post subject: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: Apr Wed 25, 2012 10:49 pm 
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Radio was restored during the winter. Time to start on the cabinet. Looks like a lot of work to strip and refinish to me. LOTS of curved surfaces. Like the grill cutouts but they will be tedious to work with. The sides aren't too bad. I hope that water ring comes out. We'll see. 1936 model.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: Apr Fri 27, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Man you got your work cutout for ya.
Lots of nooks there. Nice looking cabinet.

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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
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If you are lucky, the finish on the trim pieces is dry and flakey enough that most of it will come off with a good blow from your air compessor.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: Apr Sat 28, 2012 4:11 pm 
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4/28/12 Cabinet is completely stripped. No finish was flaky enough to cooperate with my air compressor. In fact, I didn't even try.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: Apr Sat 28, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Would like to see a pic of it stripped. Also would like to know your plans on how your gonna refinish it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: Apr Sun 29, 2012 1:34 am 
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bigblue72 wrote:
Would like to see a pic of it stripped. Also would like to know your plans on how your gonna refinish it. :D

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Here you go. Probably will use wood stain, Mohawk toners, and Mohawk finish. Have some repair work to do before that though. So far I see walnut, birds-eye maple, mahogany, and, of course, the ubiquitous ugly no-grain cheap wood.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: May Sat 19, 2012 7:31 pm 
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An interesting dial with volume and tone control small dials within the large dial. Cabinet refinished, ready for installation of speaker cloth, speaker, chassis, and knobs.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: May Sat 19, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Beautiful job, Art!

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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: May Sat 19, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Really well done, Art.!

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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
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Really love how you two toned the base molding. Real nice. What did you use for the finish. Lacquer, poly or something else. Spray of hand rubbed??

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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: May Mon 21, 2012 11:23 pm 
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bigblue72 wrote:
Really love how you two toned the base molding. Real nice. What did you use for the finish. Lacquer, poly or something else. Spray of hand rubbed??

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The finish is Mohawk spray satin lacquer. I always use it.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: May Tue 22, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Very very nice Art. I saw this in person when I picked up a very nice Philco cathedral from Art for a very reasonable price. So nice it sits in the living room. Not many in my collection can say that.

Art I am wondering how you repaired the little ding/chipped of piece of wood on the right side? Grinded down a piece fairly close then glued then sanded to shape?

BTW Art has a very, very nice Zenith collection. Some of the finest radios I have ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: Coronado Console refinishing
PostPosted: May Tue 22, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Art I am wondering how you repaired the little ding/chipped of piece of wood on the right side? Grinded down a piece fairly close then glued then sanded to shape?
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I decided to leave it alone. The toner really helped on that. The owner was happy with it. It's part of its "character." 8)


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