Yamaha Gun metal/black metalized finish - repair technique or restoration sources?

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  1. plresults

    plresults AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Has anyone ever come across a method or source to repair or restore the late 70's/early 80s finish (M2/T2/C4 etc)? Thanks if you can share!
     

     

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  2. clinic-audio

    clinic-audio all on YAMAHA untill 1990

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    restore the finish ?
    What do you mean ?
     
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  3. avionic

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    Once the black anodized aluminum is scratched. Thats all she wrote. Or find a clean piece off of a parts unit. Best you can do is cover it up with something. I use Birchwood Casey flat black paint pen.I covers it up . But scratch is still there.
     
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  4. plresults

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    I mean rather than paint it, actually reproduce that metalized gun metal color that makes Yamaha look so cool. Not sure if plated, baked or painted on from factory. Surely someone someplace is/can reproduce that look.
     
  5. plresults

    plresults AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    see above
     
  6. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights " Subscriber

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    Front panels are anodized !!! Top,bottom and rear covers are painted.
     
  7. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    I have a couple of B-1s with side panels that are scratched. Will be looking at refinishing those at some point.
     
  8. Mr. Yamaha

    Mr. Yamaha Not so much Yamaha lately... Subscriber

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    T-2 body is completely anodized, except the bottom ;-)
     
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  9. avionic

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    T-2 is extruded anodized aluminum like the C-2's.
     
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  10. Mr. Yamaha

    Mr. Yamaha Not so much Yamaha lately... Subscriber

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    Correct.
     
  11. rottalpha

    rottalpha Yamaholic Subscriber

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    so are the side panels of B-1...

    All would have to be stripped and re-anodized.

    I believe @amr2 has gonne through the process with some parts for a PC-2002 ??
     
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  12. amr2

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    Yes. I have re-anodized some damaged parts and also new machined parts.
     

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