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John Billings


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 12:28 pm     Reply with quote

Battered 1972 Shobud case. Before






After:



Not recovered/ All original chrome fittings
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Dr. Z Surgical Steel amp, amazing!
"74 Bud S-10 3&6
'73 Bud S-10 3&5(under construction)
'63 Fingertip S-10, at James awaiting 6 knees
'57 Strat, LP Blue
'91 Tele with 60's Maple neck
Dozen more guitars!
Dozens of amps, but SF Quad reverb, Rick Johnson cabs. JBL 15, '64 Vibroverb for at home.
'52 and '56 Pro Amps
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 12:57 pm     Reply with quote

Nice! What did you use to knock the rust off the steel pieces?
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John Billings


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 1:19 pm     Reply with quote

California Custom Purple Polish, and a soft child's toothbrush.
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Dr. Z Surgical Steel amp, amazing!
"74 Bud S-10 3&6
'73 Bud S-10 3&5(under construction)
'63 Fingertip S-10, at James awaiting 6 knees
'57 Strat, LP Blue
'91 Tele with 60's Maple neck
Dozen more guitars!
Dozens of amps, but SF Quad reverb, Rick Johnson cabs. JBL 15, '64 Vibroverb for at home.
'52 and '56 Pro Amps
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John Billings


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 1:29 pm     Reply with quote

taped off the parts;


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Dr. Z Surgical Steel amp, amazing!
"74 Bud S-10 3&6
'73 Bud S-10 3&5(under construction)
'63 Fingertip S-10, at James awaiting 6 knees
'57 Strat, LP Blue
'91 Tele with 60's Maple neck
Dozen more guitars!
Dozens of amps, but SF Quad reverb, Rick Johnson cabs. JBL 15, '64 Vibroverb for at home.
'52 and '56 Pro Amps
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 1:46 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks. That looks like good stuff. Gonna try it on some amp hardware.
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John Billings


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 2:02 pm     Reply with quote

Bill,
It's super on all metals. Look at this endplate. Took 5 to 7 minutes.




I did the inside of the case too/ Got rid of the black spots were the aluminum rubbed
Just used upholstery cleaner and cheap white cloths
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Dr. Z Surgical Steel amp, amazing!
"74 Bud S-10 3&6
'73 Bud S-10 3&5(under construction)
'63 Fingertip S-10, at James awaiting 6 knees
'57 Strat, LP Blue
'91 Tele with 60's Maple neck
Dozen more guitars!
Dozens of amps, but SF Quad reverb, Rick Johnson cabs. JBL 15, '64 Vibroverb for at home.
'52 and '56 Pro Amps
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John Billings


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 2:13 pm     Reply with quote

Inside;Before



After;

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Dr. Z Surgical Steel amp, amazing!
"74 Bud S-10 3&6
'73 Bud S-10 3&5(under construction)
'63 Fingertip S-10, at James awaiting 6 knees
'57 Strat, LP Blue
'91 Tele with 60's Maple neck
Dozen more guitars!
Dozens of amps, but SF Quad reverb, Rick Johnson cabs. JBL 15, '64 Vibroverb for at home.
'52 and '56 Pro Amps
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Edward Rhea


From:
Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 5:40 pm     Reply with quote

Great job, JB! Your attention to detail is astounding! Thanks for sharing your experiences with these products...takes a lot of the guesswork out of such projects.
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"70 Fender Deluxe Reverb w/JBL D120F
National np2 & blue Herco picks
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Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 5:48 pm     Reply with quote

John Billings wrote:
California Custom Purple Polish, and a soft child's toothbrush.


Looks terrific, John. My only question is where do you find a "soft child"? Wink
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John Billings


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 6:00 pm     Reply with quote

A soft child? Make one yourself!
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Dr. Z Surgical Steel amp, amazing!
"74 Bud S-10 3&6
'73 Bud S-10 3&5(under construction)
'63 Fingertip S-10, at James awaiting 6 knees
'57 Strat, LP Blue
'91 Tele with 60's Maple neck
Dozen more guitars!
Dozens of amps, but SF Quad reverb, Rick Johnson cabs. JBL 15, '64 Vibroverb for at home.
'52 and '56 Pro Amps
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Tim Russell


From:
Pennsylvania, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 6:06 pm     Reply with quote

Looks awesome, John. Did you completely recover the case, or simply glue down the loose areas? If recovered, how? What type of glue? That spray on fabric glue?
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Dan Robinson


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 7:00 pm     Reply with quote

John Billings wrote:
California Custom Purple Polish, and a soft child's toothbrush.


JB, Great job bringing new life to a great old case. It must have put quite a shine on the child's orthodonture.

How did you restore the inside?
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John Billings


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Dec 2017 10:49 pm     Reply with quote

Tim,
Case is not recovered. that's the old stuff. glued back down with contact cement.
I cleaned the inside with upholstery cleaner from Blue Coral. Used cheap white washcloths and my collection of old toothbrushes to get into the corners,
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Dr. Z Surgical Steel amp, amazing!
"74 Bud S-10 3&6
'73 Bud S-10 3&5(under construction)
'63 Fingertip S-10, at James awaiting 6 knees
'57 Strat, LP Blue
'91 Tele with 60's Maple neck
Dozen more guitars!
Dozens of amps, but SF Quad reverb, Rick Johnson cabs. JBL 15, '64 Vibroverb for at home.
'52 and '56 Pro Amps
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