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Made in 1968
26-01-2020, 14:29
I have a 1970's turntable that i intend housing in a white plinth but the deck istself is a dark brown colour & would not look right. I do have another in really poor condition that im planning stripping & having it refinished in satin Black.

Now i cannot find a company that can do a pro hard wearing finish on it, it has to be totally flat & flawless.. Anyone know of a good company?

oldius
26-01-2020, 15:42
I have a 1970's turntable that i intend housing in a white plinth but the deck istself is a dark brown colour & would not look right. I do have another in really poor condition that im planning stripping & having it refinished in satin Black.

Now i cannot find a company that can do a pro hard wearing finish on it, it has to be totally flat & flawlwss.. Anyone know of a good company?I know of a specialist painter-enameller-powder coater on Smithdown Road in Liverpool.

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Made in 1968
26-01-2020, 15:51
Its not powder coated. That would not be a flat flawless finish. I think its spray finish imaging say a Quad 33 paint finish in Brown..

struth
26-01-2020, 15:54
even if the finish isnt dead flat and perfect a sheet of glass cut to size would produce a nice effect, and protect it too..

Made in 1968
26-01-2020, 15:57
You lost me Grant, Glass!

oldius
26-01-2020, 16:02
https://www.candgfinishes.co.uk/gallery

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REXTON
27-01-2020, 08:32
You lost me Grant, Glass!

He's alluding to the fact nothing in life is perfect.

Pigmy Pony
27-01-2020, 21:17
He's alluding to the fact nothing in life is perfect.

That's not how I'm interpreting Grant's post - I see the suggestion being to have a thin sheet of glass (with appropriate cutouts) overlaying the turntable. The edges can be polished then tempered (any good glass merchants can make this happen). If the underside of said sheet of glass was then spray painted black, the result would be a high gloss finish of that colour.

Or maybe we're all misunderstanding what is wanted, in which case a pic of the deck may be enlightening :)

Made in 1968
27-01-2020, 21:56
Its not a flush with the surround deck it stands off the plinth like a Garrard 401 would.. This original paint is perfect flat finish to my eyes..

Pigmy Pony
28-01-2020, 06:49
Would it not be possible to strip the deck completely, and take the part to an automotive repair shop? I bet it wouldn't cost that much, they'd just include it with one of the other spray jobs. Same colour as your grandad's Austin Allegro would be a nice "vintage" touch :)

Made in 1968
28-01-2020, 16:39
I have another i bought for spares, thats stripped ready.. Car paint shop or no good unless you want gloss

That is the best pic showing a close up of the plinth. Mines a JVC badged CEC in brown

https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/cec-bd-3000-turntable-thrift-store-find.230053/

Pigmy Pony
28-01-2020, 17:28
Car paint shop or no good unless you want gloss



Well here's a thought then - some folk are having their cars 'vinyl wrapped' these days, as an alternative to paint spraying. Big choice of colours, and in a matt finish too. I wonder if that would work?

Made in 1968
28-01-2020, 18:23
:lolsign:

mad-moon
29-01-2020, 00:22
would a vinyl wrap do it...which you can get in almost any finish you want..I've watched a video of a car being done...it's clever stuff....look at the link..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jfgb9uv0P8

or perhaps matt black..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDFipMvfwDU

Made in 1968
29-01-2020, 06:51
Are you guy having a laugh?

:lol:

Pharos
29-01-2020, 09:14
What about Fablon?

Made in 1968
29-01-2020, 10:00
Now ya are taking da pish

Pigmy Pony
29-01-2020, 19:22
Are you guy having a laugh?

:lol:

I was dead serious, I thought it could work...ah bollox, just tarmac over it, that'll be hardwearing enough :)

guy
29-01-2020, 19:42
Its not powder coated. That would not be a flat flawless finish. I think its spray finish imaging say a Quad 33 paint finish in Brown..

Hi Andre - not sure why you think powder coating would not give a flat flawless finish. I have had a few pushbike frames powder coated by these people:

https://ctc-powder-coating.co.uk

Superb prep' and finish.
While they are a bit too far away from you, I am sure that there must be equally capable powder coaters up t'north.
Worth having a look at some of the special finishes - chrome could look cool :)

Made in 1968
29-01-2020, 21:49
In the past ive had a few things powder coated like Thorens sub Chassis etc. I find a lot of companies are like cowboys, ripples galore, even the better ones have a tiny build up around say a cut out. These days there are some mega hard wearing specialist paint finishes applied by spray gun.. Just that when you take like just a Turntable plinth they aint interested. Not worth the bother. You see that synth in my avatar, thats what im looking for.

guy
29-01-2020, 23:29
Brown Haze PSS-672
https://ctc-powder-coating.co.uk/powder-coating/colour-swatches/

Contact and see if you can post? highly recommended company

Bigbird
30-01-2020, 00:31
Have you considered Russ Collinson of ‘layers of beauty’ . Not only is he a fantastic plinth builder but he sprays all of the classic turntable companies chassis’ and hes just done my Garrard in metallic black for me.


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Made in 1968
30-01-2020, 14:14
How much did he charge you?

Metlor
02-02-2020, 22:17
Sadolin extra durable ebony
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Made in 1968
02-02-2020, 22:58
What on metal

:lol:

Decks back in storage i dont have the time or patience for it anymore.. Thanks anyway..