[Jukebox-list] Grille Cloth (was: Gorgeous "R")
Jens A. Hultgren
drjukebx at algonet.se
Mon Jul 17 22:02:45 PDT 2000
I think you need to staple it to secure it. Plus using a good contact
glue, preferrably in a spray can (3M "High tack" seems to be the
choice). It is fairly easy if you use the gold cloth from Victory. I
once used a striped stretch gold cloth - it was totally impossible to
get the lines straight! So, no pattern is best.
Dan Kramer wrote:
> At 03:07 PM 7/17/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >Let me know what you use to secure the grill cloth.
> >I did one of my R's in a gold cloth, also from VG, and I used spray
> >cement to hold it. Now I find it is letting loose all over the place
> >sagging. Looks like I have to yank the whole grill & the waterfalls &
> >it some day.
> >Any clues on how to go about this to get a nice job? What do you use
> >secure it? Has anyone tried the bit about wetting first to pre-shrink
> >cloth, or even starch (I think some radio restorers do that).
> I recently did an M100C and remembered previous frustration
> and poor results. Determined not to repeat this, I took a rectangle of
> medium weight 1/4" grid wire mesh and stapled it across the grille
> board, around the edges and a few at intervals in the middle area,
> where the slots are.
> I masked the whole rest of the cabinet with paper and then
> laid it flat on its back. By myself (a helper probably wouldn't have
> hurt), I sprayed the grid-covered grille board liberally and then
> pressed the grille cloth onto the mesh, starting at the bottom and
> moving towards the top.
> The finished results were much better than other earlier
> attempts. I used the gold cloth from Victory. I'll do it this way in
> the future- maybe I'll get even better at it!
> Good luck & skill too.
> Dan Kramer
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