Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

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dzlvs8
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Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

Post by dzlvs8 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:59 pm

I am refinishing my minimoog because i bought it when it was half sanded down already (or the finish was half worn off). I bought satin polyeurathane but I am doubting that that was the right choice. After looking at more pictures online, I am thinking that I may be better off with a semi-gloss if I am looking to match the original finish. W

Any opinions - Satin - Semi-Gloss?

Its hard for me to tell since I dont have anything to compare to but pictures of other minimoogs online. FYI - Here is what the color that it is stained. I also have a pic of it not stained after I striped it. It looked beautiful this way. I didn't realize how poor it would look stained. It took major work to get a semi even staining. There is an eye in the wood right in the center on the piece inbetween the keyboard and the control module. Anyway, satin, semi-gloss?

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Re: Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

Post by acorkos » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:40 pm

i have 2 model D's...1974 is light-stained, 1978 is dark-stained....neither has much of a shine. but i think i'd pick semi-gloss over satin...you can dull it down with extra fine steel wool or a scotch brite pad if you need to.

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Re: Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

Post by dzlvs8 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:17 pm

Woooooww, those are pretty. I think the satin will look more like an original 1974 finish. Idk. I tested the satin on the bottom of the wood case and it looks great but still, my goal is to make it look like it used to so I want the original finish style. Any more opinions?

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Re: Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

Post by MC » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:21 am

My RA Moog model D is satin finish
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Re: Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

Post by dzlvs8 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:50 am

Thanks. Im really impatient so I just went ahead and used the satin. Its what I had and I tested it out first and it looked like I would think it should.

It looks great.

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Re: Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

Post by ARP » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:04 pm

Nice job ! :)
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Re: Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

Post by till » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:38 pm

When I built my new cabinet for my Minimoog in late 1985, I carefully undid the Moog batch between the keys and the panel of the old cabinet. And later I glued it onto the new cabinet. No bends, no cracks. But it took some time to get a sharp knife between the batch and the cabinet.
The finish looks fine !

I used some satin finish based on clear polyurethane for the new beechwood cabinet. The wood got a nice beige with some little orange nuances.

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Re: Satin or Semi Gloss Finish for Minimoog????

Post by dzlvs8 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:24 am

That cabinet is nice. Its the same color as my Moog Prodigy.



Here are the before and after pics of the staining and satin finish. I kinda don't like that big eye of the wood right in the center of the mini, it looks nice, but doesn't look mini-ish to me. and I kinda miss the old rugged look.

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Here is what it looked like before
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Here is what it looks like refinished and with new keys (note the bottom isn't on it yet). I also am still waiting on my new full set of knobs too.
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Thanks for the suggestions and help. Now I just need to find a cover for the overload lamp.

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