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#1823001 - 01/11/12 08:46 PM Re: Refinishing a grand piano [Re: MrMagic]
Steve in Cincy Offline
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 86
Loc: Cincinnati, OH
Thank you for posting the picture. It looks very very nice. Interesting to hear how the Scott's performed the minor miracle. If you have any inside pictures, those would be nice to see too. :-)
I bought a satin black grand last Fall that had some pretty bad scrapes and gouges on the fallboard, keyslip, and one leg. I was thoroughly amazed how easily I was able to repair the problems on the fallboard and keyslip. (I haven't gotten to the leg just yet, but hope to very soon.) Granted, it is satin black which is a whole different story than your beautiful stained color, but all I had to do was sand it carefully, fill in the gouges with wood putty, sand again, then use spray primer, followed by 7 or 8 light coats of spray satin lacquer. I then "rubbed it out", so to speak with a very soft cloth. The results surpassed my expectations completely, but as I said it is satin black which would have to be the easiest finish to work on, right? I am really looking forward to working on the front left leg, although that is going to be a little more work since it looks like someone wrapped a chain around it and tried to spin it. I can't imagine how it was gouged so badly on the one edge, but I'm sure I'll be able to make it look much better.
The bench was also in terrible shape with scratches and nicks, but I did the same things to it, and it looks fantastic now.

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#1823095 - 01/12/12 01:09 AM Re: Refinishing a grand piano [Re: MrMagic]
MrMagic Offline
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Registered: 05/29/05
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Loc: Stettler AB Canada
Hi Steve, I really like satin black finish. Good luck with that leg! What kind of piano is it?

Here are a couple more pics. These have already appeared on various post on PW so hope no one minds!



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#1823153 - 01/12/12 05:56 AM Re: Refinishing a grand piano [Re: MrMagic]
Mark R. Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
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Loc: Pretoria, South Africa
Thanks for the feedback! (I might have seen the pics before, but if I did, I'd already forgotten about them. Beautiful either way!)
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#1823164 - 01/12/12 06:17 AM Re: Refinishing a grand piano [Re: MrMagic]
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Registered: 12/24/10
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That piano has come a long way. Great pics too. Is that a tenor bridge i see there? grin

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#1823220 - 01/12/12 09:00 AM Re: Refinishing a grand piano [Re: MrMagic]
MrMagic Offline
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Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 371
Loc: Stettler AB Canada
Rotom

Thanks, and yes it has come a long way and more than a few $. Well worth it tho.

Yes it is tenor bridge. I had never seen this arragement before, but apparently they are used to even out the sound on some pianos.
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1928 Chas. M. Stieff 6'1" Grand. Major rebuild 2011
1920 Mason & Risch Upright (actually my mother's)
1971 Hammond R-100
Roland KR577
Roland VK-8M Tonewheel organ module
GigaStudio GS3 Ensemble (Bosendorfer & Estonia piano samples)
Roland E20, JV30 (retired)
An old concertina which I can't play

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