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Cantata crossover panel

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:48 am    Post subject: Cantata crossover panel Reply with quote

Crossover panel in Cantata, I am currently restoring/uppgrading, looked litlle worn out. Few scratches here and there and few discolourations. I first tried to wash it and then tried to few solvents to make it look little better, but it looked no better.

Then I tought that I try cleananer/rubbing compund for automobile paint finishes. This made panel first look even worse as it polished matt or semi gloss original finish in places where I tried to remove stains.

Then I tought that I will use some elbow grease and try to buff panel all over to gloss finish. It worked well as there were not too many dents in panell. Dents will be much more visible in gloss finish.

It took about 3 hours to buff both panels to acceptable finish by hand. I suggest that handfinishing is best option for unexpirienced person, it is easy to buff silk screened figures and paint in the edges of plates trough.

Finaly I removed buffing residue and polished plates by ordinary automotive wax.
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