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 Post subject: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Feb Wed 28, 2018 3:55 am 
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Howdy, I had to strip my 1940 Zenith 8S463 due to the flaking polyurethane someone slopped on and millions of scratches. There was a lot of photo / faux finish that I removed, I really didn't want to remove it! Anyway, my question is, has anyone ever used anything like vinyl wrap ( https://www.amazon.com/Striped-Textured ... B01BCOIQ5I ) on a cabinet to replace this finish? and then lacquered over it?


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 3:38 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 5:13 pm 
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I have never done this technique before, but this video might help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7DCXTdbcpY&t=1s

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 1:59 am 
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Why isn't anybody mentioning this Vvivid brand vinyl faux coating!? This seems to work great! I used a heat gun to apply it after I stuck it on, then I lacquered over top of it about 5 times! Now the speaker grill section looks perfect and original again!


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 3:41 am 
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I was going to respond to this thread earlier, better late than never so here we go. I did use that product on a zenith cabinet and I must say I worked pretty well although when putting on the cabinet itself you could feel the edge a little if you ran your finger across it, not a big deal. I would caution you on clear coating it because I tried it and the clear started to flake off a few weeks later. So what I did was to clean surface of the decal real good and spray on some clear adhesion promoter that used on raw plastics and flexible rubbery parts for the auto paint shop. That will make the clear coat stick to the vinyl decal. I am working on a zenith also right now and will post a thread on the same issue on replacing the photo finish. Looks good, good job my friend.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 3:59 am 
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Fred, was the clear coat you used lacquer? :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 4:12 am 
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Yes it was lacquer , I'm going to order some of that vinyl to night so I can finish radio I'm working on for next weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Sat 17, 2018 6:49 pm 
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This Vvivd gloss dark cedar faux vinyl wrap looks to me like it's almost original! I cut it to size, stuck it on, used a heat gun to make it perfect, and to me , it's close enough to the original design!! I even lacquered over it while spraying lacquer on the cabinet, and it gave me no problems! :D Oh, that's only dust on the bottom right of the grill, and I'll throw in a before pic!


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 20, 2018 12:09 am 
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Good job, the cabinet sure needed it.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
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Excellent!


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith 8S463 / 5008 photo / faux finish replacement?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 20, 2018 4:13 am 
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Thanks for the complements guys! I just thought I'd make mention of this vinyl wrap / faux coating, because I really didn't see a whole lot on here about it. It really worked out well for me. :lol:


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