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 Post subject: Recommendations to repair veneer chip
PostPosted: Nov Sun 26, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Unfortunately, this chip is in the top of my AW23 and has bothered me since I purchased it. It measures approximately 1/2" x 1/4". I was thinking about using a burn-in stick if I can get close to the right color. Any other thoughts? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations to repair veneer chip
PostPosted: Nov Sun 26, 2017 10:19 pm 
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I have used burn in sticks they work well if you are spraying lacquer with solar lux (stain) mixed in with it. My preference for your chip would be gluing a piece of walnut there. I use a crayon and a piece of paper to create a shadow of the missing veneer and use the shadow to cut a piece to glue. If you don't have any walnut if you send me your address I will send you some removed from a thirties radio cabinet.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations to repair veneer chip
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Thanks Larry. I do have some walnut from an old 30s console. However, I know the color will not match. How should I then tone it to match the surrounding veneer? Toned spray lacquer? Powder stain? Finishing marker? I know I can get the replacement piece to fit well, it's the coloring I'm concerned about.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations to repair veneer chip
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 4:34 pm 
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I use oil stain, aniline dye (alcohol based) and the color sticks from Mohawk. I think for your case the color stick will be the best bet. I use different techniques when applying, sometimes a swipe works great other time I applying in dots and blot the area with my finger. I would like to say there is a madness to matching color but I believe it is more art and improves over time with experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations to repair veneer chip
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 5:00 pm 
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Thanks again Larry. When you say "color stick", do you mean the Blendal sticks or the Ultra-Mark colored markers? I think the markers would be a safe bet. I guess it would be best to start with a slightly lighter color and gradually go darker until it matches. I do think it is an art "perfected" over time. Either way, it's always good to learn a new skill.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommendations to repair veneer chip
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 10:09 pm 
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The colored markers.

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