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    Default How to improve a boring black ash LP12 plinth ?

    Hello i am fairly new here.

    I have a 1989 black ash lp12 that looks a bit tired and boring compared to some of the lovely examples i see on forums.

    What could i do to make it look better ?

    Also i have broken the dust cover. Do i have to buy a Linn replacement or are there any other options. I dont care that much about keeping it original.

    Many thanks, Stu

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    Hi Stu.

    If you want to keep it black use Rustin's satin black for wood and metal to touch it up or re-coat it. It is a very good match for the Linn plinth black and is water based, so easy to use an clean up after.

    However, if you want a fresh new look then paint strip and sand it back to the bare ash. It will look very effective and fresh in a sort of "limed oak" style but with black graining instead of off white.

    There are numerous people offering Perspex (acrylic) lids masse to measure but these are usually fabricated using acetone weld rather than being moulded. They are pretty much OK and do the job of keeping dust off your TT but they're not as aesthetically pleasing an the genuine item.

    A fabricated lid will still cost you around Ģ85 including VAT plus P&P though.
    Last edited by John R; 8th March 2017 at 22:48. Reason: Typo's as per usual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karatestu View Post
    Also i have broken the dust cover.
    Why did you do that?

    Jesting aside, good to see you continue to post. So many new members post once or twice then disappear. Others we just can't get rid of.

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    Thanks for the advice regarding the plinth. I may sand it down eventually.

    I broke the dust cover as I had the 12 stored for a while on the floor of my work room and accidentally kicked it whilst walking past. Doh. It was cracked near the hinge anyway but now it has a 4" long piece broken off with a hinge still attached.

    By the sounds of it I may be better getting a new Linn lid or a second hand one if any are around.

    Stu

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    As i had some ( 6 pieces ) of black ash plints in my life and some of them was really tired and boring i used this on some of them to get them nice and shiny.
    Take the Wax pen and put it on the chips and marks and polish this up and then polish the hole one with wax for a black car and the plinth looks great again.

    https://www.google.se/url?sa=i&rct=j...89135276368808

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    The original lid we use to eating porridge in , we always joke about that and itīs not good for the performance.
    Do a cover that goes beyond the plinth and it looks more nice and you get rid of the marks that often the original lid bumps do.

    http://vinylcenter.se/skivspelare/pr...pro-ject-lock/

    Or let your local glazier do one as you want it, itīs cheaper about 1200 SEK in Sweden aprox Ģ 103.

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    I took my old fluted plinth to a furniture finisher, she stripped off all the varnish, got rid of all the scratches and blemishes and then re-stained / varnished it for me. Could have picked any colour, I think it looks killer now:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3naro0ju72..._6427.jpg?dl=0

    Cost me Ģ60

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    Quote Originally Posted by qube View Post
    I think it looks killer now:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3naro0ju72..._6427.jpg?dl=0

    Cost me Ģ60
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    Sorry, I can't open dropbox from work!!!. . .
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    Oh, "EXCUSE ME". . . . .

    "Others we just can't get rid of.". . . . But you're still here.......
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    Last edited by qube; 9th March 2017 at 12:28.

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    Wouldn't you miss me G?

    Ahhhh the attack of the giant plinth!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    Wouldn't you miss me G?
    Absolutely. . . . .

    Sorry (again), I should have known better!!! qube, you have obviously learnt your picture attachment expertise from j7.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WullieD20 View Post
    Absolutely. . . . .

    Sorry (again), I should have known better!!! qube, you have obviously learnt your picture attachment expertise from j7.....
    Sorry about that, wasn't paying attention

    Fixed it now

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    Thanks.... Your LP12 looks so much like mine (except for the tone arm).....

    Good looking TT with excellent plinth; my son now has mine that originates from 1985.
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    It sure looks lovely qube, to my eyes in your picture it looks like an ultra rare fluted rosewood. But it's dyed afromosia I guess?

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    I have a smooth black plinth. I think I may eventually get it sprayed bright red!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John R View Post
    It sure looks lovely qube, to my eyes in your picture it looks like an ultra rare fluted rosewood. But it's dyed afromosia I guess?
    it originally had the Linn afromosia stain on it, it's not made from that wood. It's now a dark rosewood stain.

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