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Old 28th February 2007, 03:42 AM   #1
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Default which finish for metronome?

I messed up the finish as detailed here:

metronome minidisaster!

I am considering these color schemes, they sound good to my ear, but I need to put on a reasonable finish. I am considering these rather bright colors, what do u think?

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Old 28th February 2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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Well, I like B myself, but that's just my taste. Whatever suits you best I'd say.
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Old 28th February 2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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Hey, hey, I'd go with "A"
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Old 28th February 2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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Default a different opinion?

If your original choice was for a stained finish on the plywood, why not just recover the boxes with phenolic or foil backed wood veneer and stain/oil finish them? Strip the existing finish with lacquer thinners, dry and sand with 100g, and contact cement should work just fine

My own personal preferences for speaker aesthetics aside (..OK, I'm just not a fan of "Disney-world" paint jobs finishes - I guess it's all those years of bowing to WAF!); by the time you consider the material costs and labor involved in completing a decent quality multi-colored paint job, the veneering doesn't look so expensive after all - and the result can be more appealing in the long run.
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Old 28th February 2007, 05:40 PM   #5
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Hi Greg

why not go nautical and have one of each, need to sort out your port and starboard tho!

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Old 28th February 2007, 05:55 PM   #6
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I like 'A' best.

I used Minwax Ebony stain on pine once and it looked terrible. Much like what you have now on yours.

Paint does cover the imperfections nicely.

Something else to consider would be to paint your cabinets then add a new front baffle that you can stain a color you like. That's what i usually do.

I'd provide a link but ZillaSpeak.com is currently down (again :-()

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Server problem Jeff? Bad luck mate.
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Old 28th February 2007, 06:22 PM   #8
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Old 28th February 2007, 08:56 PM   #9
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A - definitely.

Are you going to paint the sub too Greg?

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Old 28th February 2007, 09:05 PM   #10
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Hi Greg

why not go nautical and have one of each, need to sort out your port and starboard tho!

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are u suggesting 2 more builds?, after messing up a first pair, I am reluctant...

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A - definitely.

Are you going to paint the sub too Greg?

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have to wait til how main metronomes pan out...

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