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 Post subject: Seeburg Wood Grain Finishes
PostPosted: Jul Sun 07, 2019 6:21 pm 
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Does anyone have any experience recreating the wood grain effect on mid 50s Seeburg Jukeboxes?

Specifically trying to recreate the wood grain on a HF100R

Found this place that sells a woodgraining roller that looks like it may work. Anyone used this before?

http://woodgraining.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Seeburg Wood Grain Finishes
PostPosted: Jul Tue 16, 2019 4:19 am 
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Most people just re-veneer the box with whatever wood Seeburg was trying to simulate, I think the R is Burled Walnut but I'm just going off what I can find online.

I just did an M100B in Zebrawood and it looks a lot like the faux finish Seeburg used.
Zebrawood (or simulated Zebrawood like I used) is a lot cheaper than Burled Walnut however, that stuff is $$$, an R doesn't have a huge area of wood pattern though.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeburg Wood Grain Finishes
PostPosted: Jul Thu 18, 2019 1:15 am 
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Someone on one of the juke forums was making a laminate kit a few years a go but has stopped.

This jukebox had that burl colored vinyl applied over the original and it that was pealing off. Not impressed with that vinyl so was looking for something more durable. Once I started disassembling the cabinet I found under the chrome what the original finish looked like and started researching woodgraining materials. I would probably go with that graining kit but $349 for the base kit seems awfully steep.

Did find a place that sells wood grain wrap for drums and they offer a large sheet of a burl pattern close to the original color and pattern for $80. http://walopus.com/product-category/dru ... n-drumwrap

This stuff is about as thick as a credit card and looks far more durable than than vinyl junk. If it turns out well will post some photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeburg Wood Grain Finishes
PostPosted: Jul Thu 18, 2019 3:38 am 
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That does look very good, bonus that you don't have to apply a finish to it and it's probably tougher than Wood.
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 Post subject: Re: Seeburg Wood Grain Finishes
PostPosted: Sep Mon 30, 2019 6:21 pm 
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Update on using this wood grain pattern drum wrap. So far pretty impressed with how it's is turning out. Material is easy to work with and using 3M high strength stray adhesive glued down well!


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