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A little Huldra 10 care


kissklas
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Hello!

Posted this at another forum, but figured it belonged here for obvious reasons 😊  

This week I did a service on my beloved Huldra 10. I was originally just planning to fix a phono channel that was dropping out, but figured the old thing deserved some more love. 

I want to thank the one and only Tandbergista for letting me pick his brains a little regarding the channel issues.   

So here it is; my week in pictures!

Lights changed. I sanded the bulbs, and spray painted the tops in silver for a close to original diffuse lighting. 

I then sanded down the panels and fixed some nicks with teak wood filler. 

I used vaseline oil, in several coats over 3 days. When it dries, teak gets a red'ish matt shine which looks absolutely fantastic. 

I then retouched the repaired areas. A closeup of the hand painted wood filler. Well hidden right?? 

The end result. With the vaseline oil dried you can really see that red matt shine. Looks lovely, particularly in blue daylight scenarios. 

Hope you like it!

Best, Klas.


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Tandbergista
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Wonderful! I am interested in the kind of filler you used. I am going to do the same on my TR-2080, fix a few nicks. Any advice?


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kissklas
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@tandbergista I used Bostik "Pastikt Trä" teak. After sanding I oiled the entire thing and let it dry before touching it up with color. That way you get the color as it will be. I used some markers, thinned with some sort of spirits no doubt, it stuck, even with the oil applied.


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kissklas
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@tandbergista I also just want to add that if you are doing retouching with pens/markers, use your fingers for smudging. Also, lay a test layer of filler on a piece of plastic or something, oil it, and find the right tone/practice on that.


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