Piano black... What is it and How to...

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Mark_J_H_Jr, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Mark_J_H_Jr

    Mark_J_H_Jr Stunt Coordinator

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    I keep seeing the phrase "Piano Black".

    What is it?

    How does a DIYer reproduce it?

    Somehow I get the impression it is a magical had rubbed super finish that only the best can reproduce. Maybe using an epoxy based paint (Imron) and buffing out with 1000 grit and mojo cloth.

    Or is it "Gloss Black"?
     
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    True "Piano Black" is numerous coats (7, 10, 20+)of hand
    rubbed (buffed) Laquer. Can it be duplicated? Yes.. But it
    is one of the most time consuming finishes there is.. You
    can easily duplicate hand rubbed laquer finishes with
    current two stage (Base Coat, Clear Coat) paints and they
    are far more durable and stable than laquers tend to be.
     
  3. Jeremy Stockwell

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    Mark,

    See Patrick Sun's Sunosub III for a detailed explanation with pictures.

    JKS
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    Mark,

    I predict if you try one of those finishes we'll be taking you to Milledgeville real soon![​IMG]
     
  5. Jeremy Stockwell

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    Isn't Pat still there? [​IMG]

    JKS
     
  6. Mark_J_H_Jr

    Mark_J_H_Jr Stunt Coordinator

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    Mr. Sun, now that's what I'm talking about!

    I loved your narrative about the finishing process of your sub. I'll bet we have all been through that sort of experience one time or another.

    Kudos on the final product and for sticking to it.

    Brian- You may be taking me to Milledgeville, but it may be because I went crazy out here in Texas. I gotta get home and get things squared away so I can start cutting some chips.
     
  7. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Mark,

    I'll be in Milledgeville tomorrow for a funeral, so while I'm there I'll make sure the hospital still has some vacancies for you![​IMG]
     

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