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 Post subject: Telefunken Andante 8
PostPosted: Nov Sun 26, 2017 5:22 pm 
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Hello everybody,
I am a 57 years old radio and tv technician from Germany. I live in Taiwan for 17 years. I build tube amplifiers and restore measurements from Grundig and Rohde / Schwarz. Now I want to restore my first radio cabinet.
Zou can see my hobby room.

It's winter in Taiwan too and I want to restore an old Telefunken Andante 8.
The case has 2 stains and with a cleaning polish for shellac I just managed the sides and the front well. Above are 2 spots that have probably been reworked.
The entire paint has scratches and cracks in the paint so I started to grind the stains so I can not get away and now the following sets:
- What's that dark substance under shellac? Is that color, or is it a kind of stain to get the wood (veneer) darker?
- Of course I can sand down everything but even my darkest shellac Bona is not that dark.
- I've read a lot about shellac and ordered 5 different wax free shellacs, also pumice powder, but nothing to get that dark shade.
- How do you do that?
Thanks for the help in advance
Mfg Jonny


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 Post subject: Re: Telefunken Andante 8
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 11:09 pm 
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You can use a dark toner for the top and then cover with lacquer or shellac.
What a great hobby room!

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It's probably just a bad tube or something?
If it has a short, can you make it longer?


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 Post subject: Re: Telefunken Andante 8
PostPosted: Nov Tue 28, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Thanks for your replay.
i try to got Wood strain here in Taiwan, the origen is (Nutstree dark)
mfg John


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 Post subject: Re: Telefunken Andante 8
PostPosted: Dec Thu 28, 2017 3:28 pm 
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- What's that dark substance under shellac? Is that color, or is it a kind of stain to get the wood (veneer) darker?


It's hard to see in the picture, the wood may be stained or colored with a lacquer spray. If it's a stain, the color is going to stay. I would be careful about sanding off the existing finish you don't want to try and sand the color out, or you could sand too much; I use a chemical stripper instead - you can use either a paste or a liquid - both are nasty and have fumes. I prefer the liquid and use Minwax Furnisher Refinisher. It doesn't refinish, rather strips off the old finish; dip a piece of steel wool into the liquid and rub the old finish off, then wipe with a rag. If you use a paste stripper, these work well too, and equally messy. Once stripped, I tend to wash over the cabinet with Lacquer thinner.

Let us know how it looks when stripped!

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