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Got a scruffy cabinet. How to convert to an oiled finish?

Discussion in 'McIntosh Audio' started by FauxHall, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. FauxHall

    FauxHall Super Member

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    Don't know what finish McIntosh used on their wood cabinets mid-'70s, but the one I have is a bit scruffy but worth refinishing.

    I'd like to change to an oiled finish. Do I need to have it stripped first?
     

     

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  2. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    If it was an oil finish to begin with then re-oiling it should not be an issue. If it was varnished originally, then you will need to sand or strip off the original sealed finish; so you can get to the bare wood.
     
  3. FauxHall

    FauxHall Super Member

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    Looks and feels like a polyurethane finish to me.

    McIntosh cabinet finish 1.jpg
     
  4. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

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    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    Maybe teak oil...
     
  5. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    reach out to drbiggles - - he's ace at cabinet (primarily speaker) restoration and can probably provide some ideas for you.
     

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