Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab



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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby imJonWain » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:00 pm

I did a head similar to this.... After I peeled the tolex off by hand I used an electric sander to get all the glue/goop off. Even with my belt sander it took several hours to get it all off and clean enough to stain. I'll post a photo of it later, I used cheapo ACE brand walnut stain on the pine and I think it came out good (not in a traditional stained woodwork sense).
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby imJonWain » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:24 am

I say go for it!

This was just cheap pine board shell I made with several coats of dark walnut stain, I rubbed in/wiped the first one and sanded after, the additional ones were light brush ons and not rubbed in or sanded, I did do a little fine steel wool after the last coat.


excuse the bad cellphone photo....
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby Iommic Pope » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:26 am

That is very slick dude.
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby kosta » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:14 am

Real real nice.
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby JonnyAngle » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:35 pm

Walnut is hot
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby waltdogg » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:02 pm

Walnut for life!
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby ChannelingHemingway » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:00 pm

That looks awesome. I used to have an apartment in a fabric mill turned loft building, and that reminds me of some parts of the floor. I promise that is 100% a compliment.
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby MarkCult » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:26 pm

Sweet looking project dude... I have 2 old Peavey Solid state heads (one Standard from the 70's and one bass from the 80's), a 2 x 12 Peavey bass cab which is carpeted and a 1 x 15 custom built cab that is just painted black. They all look like shit and I would love to stain them and make them look a bit more uniformed... Lets just say this whole rig cost me £50 so doesnt matter too bad about the damage...
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby Glace_Noire » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:30 pm

Four years after my original post, moving from a flat to a house, I finally stepped in :joy:

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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby Achtane » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:18 am

Looks great man, you did well!
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby Glace_Noire » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:32 pm

Thank you @Achtane!
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby Achtane » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:32 pm

Were there any unexpected complications during the process? Or do you have any super secret tips for this kind of thing? It's always nice to know the little tricks...
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby imJonWain » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:56 am

That looks awesome. I forgot Framus still made stuff in Europe.
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Re: Tolex removing and staining of an amp & cab

Postby Glace_Noire » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:02 am

@achtane : there wasn’t much complications, just had a hard time with the tolex removing (as expected..), i also used the wrong tint product that lead me to re-sand it from scratch...
Not really a trick, but I found a way to get thru this nasty tolex glue without wasting a lot of sandpaper: after removing the tolex with the help of a blowdryer, just made one run with the orbital sand (80, big grain), lightly, just to made the glue a little more solid with the ad of wood dust somehow. And with the green part of a sponge (scotch brite?..) a little wet, get this nasty glue away :)
That’s a lot of efforts but the result is really cool :)
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