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Re: TME about furniture restoration

Postby Masato » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:55 pm

Vutulaki wrote:
Masato wrote:
Som-Pong wrote:Splinty is no fatbody.


or Masato :D



Splinty saved you last time huh? go on, tell us..


Saved me? What do you mean? lol

I am not even sure who fatbody is, lol maybe I should stay out of this one :D

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Postby Masato » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:56 pm

Don't know nuthin about furniture restoration either, maybe Song2 is right, embrace that vintage look! (less work)

Good to see ya around Song2, hope you're well man

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Postby Canuckster » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:57 pm

Depending on depth of damage, you want to remove any existing clearcoat and sand out the dings, blemishes directly unless you're looking to change the colour of the unit you'll want to attempt to preserve the colour underneath (not always possible) if you're restaining you want to be very diligent about removing all the clear coat. Otherwise your finish will come out mottled.

Don't use a power sander to remove the finish, a hand sanding will allow you more control and finesse over the final look.

To reapply clear, don't use rollers, ideally you want to spray it for the best finish, otherwise your next bet is to use a foam applicator. Be sure to not shake the clearcoat before application this will create bubbles in the finish you can't get out. Stir it gently, ensure you leave no applicator lines.

After 24 hrs give finish a light sand with a high grit paper and reapply a second coat.



Voila new furniture.
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Postby Vutulaki » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:24 pm

Yeah I want to restore it so I wont be changing the colour of it, dont see the point.


Can you imagine our descendants coming across furniture built in our time? My stuff isnt all ikea type crap I have some exey shit in here but none of it comes close to this beauty.. It weighs the same as a modern day safe FFS

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Postby Canuckster » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:45 pm

Pics phaggut
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Postby Vutulaki » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:39 am

Image


The handles are new

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Postby Canuckster » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:53 am

Not too ornate, should be easy enough
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Postby Vutulaki » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 am

First set of drawers ive seen with a solid back IE not ply or chipboard.

What kinda clear coat did they use back then? should I use the same or is there better shit around now?

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Postby Som-Pong » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:29 am

Just take a shit on it, Indian style.

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Postby Song2 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:50 pm

Masato wrote:Don't know nuthin about furniture restoration either, maybe Song2 is right, embrace that vintage look! (less work)

Good to see ya around Song2, hope you're well man


I would leave it. Then again I decorated my last place with stuff from the thrift store and Craigslist. Minus my bedroom set. Which was overpriced junk in the end.



Buuuuuuut



If you are set on fixing it up I'd sand that whole fucker down to bare wood. See how that looks, then go from there


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