My First Tolex Project

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  1. Drinkingdeath01

    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member

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    I think it turned out great. I had done a white 2203 a couple of years ago and stupidly sold it. White with gold piping looks amazing.

    What glue did you use ? I have found that the Weldwood contact cement works the best. It sets up nice and is still forgivable.

    The first ones always the hardest, so whats your next one going to be ???:h5:
     
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    Nothing sounds like Genuine Marshall Tolex.
     
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    That white is ultra white- hurts me eyes. Good job.
     
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    Thanks, man. I like the gold piping too but at this point in time it just seemed a tiny bit dated whereas the pure black/white scheme seemed a little more universal and timeless. I have a gold handle that I was going to use but it's a bit too long.

    I thought about gold and white 'til it drove me nuts and made my decision on just modeling the exact one that always made me gaga. It was the pure black and white with the old style black handle.

    I did my first attempt with 3M Super 77. The stuff was so sticky that it could be used for a human fly trap. I thought my skin was going to rip off a few times. That attempt ended with a tolex mummy in a ball dead on the floor. The second attempt I mellowed on the glue some and went with Elmers multipurpose adhesive for canvas and other medium weight materials. It was still pretty rough though. Next one? Never again. Lol.

    :cheers:
     
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    Thanks again, all.
     
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    Looks good from here. Congrats!
     
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