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How To Lacquer Tweed

From guitar–(at)–lash.net Thu Sep 14 23:25:01 CDT 2000
From: Bill Lester
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Subject: Re: Fender Tweed Coating?
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Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 19:37:39 GMT
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It might be lacquer (given Fenders drive to ship product, a quick drying lacquer
would make sense). However, to duplicate the look the general consensus I’ve heard
is to use Zinnser Bullseye Orange Shellac. It can be brushed on and some thinning
may be needed. Bill….

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JJ wrote:

> I’m pretty sure it was lacquer too. That would account for the look and the
> durability.
>
> Sheldon Dingwall wrote:
>
> > Glenn from Fury Guitars says Nitro Lacquer, but probably either would work.
> >
> > Jonathan Krogh wrote:
> >
> > > I believe they used shellac.
> > >
> > > Robert McKee wrote in message
> > > news:HpYt5.1064$M06.28234–(at)–ews.uswest.net…
> > > > Could it have been a thinned down Linseed oil?
> > > >
> > > > Bert.
> > > >
> > > > “JJ” wrote in message
> > > > news:39B403FE.40FD246–(at)–igfoot.com…
> > > > > I’m not positive but I believe they used to apply a coat of lacquer over
> > > > > the tweed coating… this soaks in and hardens forming a very durable
> > > > > outer “shell” for the amp cabinet…
> > > > >
> > > > > good luck… JJ
> > > > >
> > > > > Mark Marsh wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Folks-
> > > > > > Fender Tweed amps used to have a protective coating – unlike the
> > > > > > re-issues. Does anyone know what substance was used? Thanks, and
> > > > > > please reply by email.
> > > > > > -Mark
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> > —
> > Sheldon Dingwall
> > Dingwall Designer Guitars
> > http://www.dingwallguitars.com
> > sheldo–(at)–ingwallguitars.com


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