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 Post subject: Zenith's 9S367 cabinet
PostPosted: Apr Wed 02, 2014 1:54 am 
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I'm refinishing a 9S367. I was wondering what type of wood is it made of? Maple? Walnut? Should I stain it or just put an oil ffinish on it?

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith's 9S367 cabinet
PostPosted: Apr Wed 02, 2014 4:28 pm 
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As with most radios of this era, the veneer is walnut and should not require stain or toner when refinishing. The trim work is generally poplar or pine and you should use a pigmented type of toner on it. All old radios of this era were finished in lacquer.

The 9S367 is one of Zeniths nicest cabinet styles for the 1939 model year.
Here is a pic of mine after being fully restored and refinished.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith's 9S367 cabinet
PostPosted: Apr Wed 02, 2014 5:03 pm 
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Thanks Ed. What type of toner did you use? Yours looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith's 9S367 cabinet
PostPosted: Apr Thu 03, 2014 2:55 pm 
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tmitch5188 wrote:
Thanks Ed. What type of toner did you use? Yours looks great.


Tom, It's been a long time, but I think I used Mohawk Medium Brown Walnut toner, which happens not to be a pigmented toner.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith's 9S367 cabinet
PostPosted: Jun Fri 11, 2021 4:10 am 
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My cat jumped up on my similar radio and put some good scratches on the side top piece ,what’s the best way to remove them without refinishing the whole radio,.,,Bad Cat


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith's 9S367 cabinet
PostPosted: Jun Fri 11, 2021 9:15 pm 
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Spinonedad wrote:
My cat jumped up on my similar radio and put some good scratches on the side top piece ,what’s the best way to remove them without refinishing the whole radio,.,,Bad Cat


If it's lacquer then you can add some where the scratches are, with a fine brush, several times until it levels out, then you can possibly rub it out. If someone refinished the cabinet with varnish, or polyurethane you could try the same, but it won't blend in as well, and takes forever to cure.
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 Post subject: Re: Zenith's 9S367 cabinet
PostPosted: Jun Sat 12, 2021 10:27 pm 
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This is what an original finish looks like, +82 years.


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