UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum

UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration Discussion Forum (https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/index.php)
-   Cabinet and Chassis Restoration and Refinishing (https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21)
-   -   Dansette covering? (https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/showthread.php?t=179078)

robert.copley1 17th Apr 2021 3:18 pm

Dansette covering?
 
Has anyone recovered a Dansette with the pink shade Rexine material and is it, or a similar covering available? Or has anyone painted the original ?

John10b 17th Apr 2021 5:29 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
No not that colour only Red/Cream and Blue/Cream.
John

John10b 17th Apr 2021 5:31 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
Sorry I should have added I used to get my Rexine from Retrospective, which I think still supply it.
John

John10b 17th Apr 2021 5:34 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
www.retrospecialist.co.uk

robert.copley1 17th Apr 2021 5:46 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
thanks John

Spencervs 18th Apr 2021 12:48 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
Ohh this is something I am keen to know about! You mentioned painting rexine. Has anyone done this and can they recommend a type of paint/dye? My dansette tempo is badly stained and I think it could do with a light coat of something.

John10b 18th Apr 2021 6:58 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
I have never painted a Dansette, other forum folk may have, it is worth you doing a search, on this forum, as the topic of cleaning Rexine has been extensively discussed.
John

music-centre 18th Apr 2021 9:28 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
I haven't painted the covering on a record player but I remember many years ago painting an odd colour vinyl car seat with a paint especially made to stick well to that sort of material and that didn't come off in all the time I had it.

I had a quick look on eBay and amazingly enough there still seems to be similar types of product.
Steve.

Kentode 18th Apr 2021 10:04 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
2 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spencervs (Post 1365560)
Ohh this is something I am keen to know about! You mentioned painting rexine. Has anyone done this and can they recommend a type of paint/dye? My dansette tempo is badly stained and I think it could do with a light coat of something.


Here you go! I painted this Ferguson a couple of years ago and never posted about it. It was very easy and fun, took two or three coats before I was satisfied.

Kentode 18th Apr 2021 10:13 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
1 Attachment(s)
This is the before shot.

vidjoman 18th Apr 2021 10:20 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
I've used paint and the leather coating/stain. Tried the paint with a brush but not happy as it became uneven due to quick drying so used a small gloss paint roller and got good results. Apply thin coats otherwise the grain pattern will get clogged.

The leather restorer, used also with a small roller, gave the best finish as you can go over several times to get an even coating. I gave that one 3 thin coats allowing several days between coats. It retains that 'soft' touch and pattern of new Rexine.
All the surface should be very clean before starting as it will contain grease from hands etc.

Station X 18th Apr 2021 11:05 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
I've used shoe cream, previously known as Meltonian, to restore Rexine and similar fabrics.

Spencervs 18th Apr 2021 5:20 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
Amazing info, sounds great! It's something I wouldn't usually do it's just the staining is bound cleaning!

You did a fantastic job there, Ken!

fetteler 19th Apr 2021 12:20 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Station X (Post 1365648)
I've used shoe cream, previously known as Meltonian, to restore Rexine and similar fabrics.

Can you still get Meltonian stuff? It really does/did work a treat on these leather effect finishes.

Steve.

Michael Maurice 20th Apr 2021 9:51 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
https://www.johnlewis.com/cherry-blo...black/p3467056

vidjoman 21st Apr 2021 2:13 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
2 Attachment(s)
2 Photo examples. One with the plain knobs is painted with satin flame red paint and a cream, although it looks white, emulsion and the other is red Leather restorer and the cream left original

Attachment 232306 Attachment 232307

John10b 21st Apr 2021 9:36 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
1 Attachment(s)
As I said in my other post I have never painted a Dansette, this is one with new Rexine I did some time ago.
John

vidjoman 22nd Apr 2021 7:18 am

Re: Dansette covering?
 
The Rexine on the two in the pictures was generally good. One had a few small patches of missing Rexine and I did consider stripping the old off and re-covering but instead used a mix of filler and PVA to fill the gaps and whilst still slightly tacky used an offcut of Rexine to impress the pattern. I looked yesterday when I took the photos and can't see the patches. The other was badly faded and almost see-through on one side with the cloth backing clearly visible so painting and getting a texture with a roller seemed the best way to go. I think the Leather treatment one looks slightly better and 'feels' like Rexine.

Kentode 23rd Apr 2021 12:12 pm

Re: Dansette covering?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spencervs (Post 1365733)
Amazing info, sounds great! It's something I wouldn't usually do it's just the staining is bound cleaning!

You did a fantastic job there, Ken!

Thank you! :-]

I really should write this one up as it was a real rags to riches story.

Robert, do please keep us informed as to your final decision and remember to post some before and after pictures. Please feel free to contact me for advice. :thumbsup:


All times are GMT. The time now is 5:26 pm.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2002 - 2021, Paul Stenning.