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 Post subject: philco 40-180 two tone or no toning?
PostPosted: Jul Mon 29, 2019 8:26 pm 
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Here's my Philco 40-180 almost ready for the spray booth.
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This cabinet was definitely toned on the poplar wood parts, and clear on the mahogany and zebra wood trim when I got it. The photos I have seen of this cabinet do NOT look toned. Was the original all clear? Or were there variants where some could have been toned. I’d like to keep it original.


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 Post subject: Re: philco 40-180 two tone or no toning?
PostPosted: Jul Tue 30, 2019 11:56 am 
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If it were my cabinet I would stain the popular with alcohol based aniline dye Van Dyke brown first and then go over the all of the cabinet with minwax early American oil based stain, give the oil base at least twenty four hours before sealing and spraying with semi-gloss clear. On the walnut veneer I use old fashioned joint compound for grain filling others here used Timbermate for the grain filling that should be applied before any staining.

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 Post subject: Re: philco 40-180 two tone or no toning?
PostPosted: Jul Tue 30, 2019 10:06 pm 
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Here's a scan of mine, to give you an idea; all original AFAIK.


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 Post subject: Re: philco 40-180 two tone or no toning?
PostPosted: Jul Tue 30, 2019 11:25 pm 
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Thank you both... that helps a ton! As soon as my replacement decals show up, I'll be all over it. I love this part of the refinishing process. To see the richness and beauty of these cabinets come to life is very rewarding.


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