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6/8/2000 7:25 PM
nic
doing corners with tolex...
I have to say I finished retolexing my super reverb this past weekend and I have come to some conclusions.  
A) Corners are the hardest part! I wish they all had caps!  
B) Me thinks black tolex is probably more forgiving to minor mistakes than white is.  
 
I used titebond which worked perfectly.  
The smooth blonde tolex was not what I ordered (I ordered rough) but I had to wait a month for it and decided that it may not be a perfect cosmetic match with oxblood but it does look good anyway. The white knobs and a bizare brownface super reverb faceplate look fantastic. I can't wait to upload some finished pics in a month or two!  
 
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6/10/2000 10:22 PM
Steve Ahola

nic:  
 
titebond...  
 
    Is that the same as "white glue" used for wood (aka "PVA", I think)?  
 
--Thanks!  
 
Steve Ahola
 
6/11/2000 3:40 PM
Peter S

It's the yellow carpenter's glue, much stronger than white glue.....water resistant once setup.....this is absolutely the best glue I've found for gluing tolex....IMHO.  
 
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6/11/2000 5:19 PM
Bruce

Titebond is great stuff but takes a long time to tack down.  
It's also not my choice for Tweeds because all the water seems to leach through and discolor the good finish side.  
Corners are a bitch using anything less then good contact cement.  
A small can of good contact cement, a few solder brushes, a handfull of NEW single edged razor blades and an old hair dryer is paramount to covering cabs and getting nice tight mitered corners.  
Bruce
 
6/11/2000 5:28 PM
Bruce

Look over David's briefcase pictures and maybe it wil help too.  
 
http://briefcase.yahoo.com/casey4s  
 
Bruce
 
6/12/2000 5:38 AM
Steve Ahola

Peter:  
 
    I've been using the yellow carpenters glue myself for woodworking projects for many years, but when you say "yellow glue" people don't know what the hell you are talking about... ;)  
 
    To reglue the black tolex back plates (with the material peeling off) I have been using contact cement, but I think that I'd pass out breathing the fumes if I tried to cover a whole cab that way. I believe I read here that PVA is what Fender used on their assembly line... those workers would have gotten a real buzz had they been using contact cement!  
 
Steve Ahola
 
6/12/2000 12:41 PM
Peter S

Steve,  
You bet! BZZZZ.......I dont know when Fender started using PVA, but I think they used hide glue for Tweeds. Why dont people know what you're talking about when you say yellow glue?????  
 
Peter
 

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