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Black Chorus II touch up vs repaint? Sharpie work?

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I inherited some Chorus II and the risers got a bit beat up during the move :( Nothing horrible but one side of each has a couple chips, a couple banged corners and some minor scratches to the cabinets.  The worst blemish is some water raised the grain on the top of one, but I will probably put something on it and try to forget about it :).

 

Outside of the Rustoleum #7777 recommendations for fully refinishing, will  plain old sharpie work OK or will it be too black?

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2 minutes ago, alkemyst said:

will  plain old sharpie work OK or will it be too black?

I've tried the black Sharpie and it really stuck out. Black shoe polish (liquid with foam applicator tip) worked much better for me.

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Thanks, the sharpie was what I was worried about as in my experience it's a very glossy and dark solution and the Chorus II looks more satin and a lighter shade of black.

 

For the polish, TasDom, this is standard polish and not edge dressing right?  I had considered edge dressing as well...

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1 minute ago, alkemyst said:

Thanks, the sharpie was what I was worried about as in my experience it's a very glossy and dark solution and the Chorus II looks more satin and a lighter shade of black.

 

For the polish, TasDom, this is standard polish and not edge dressing right?  I had considered edge dressing as well...

Yeah, just standard black shoe polish. I'm sure the shade of black varies by mfg. so some trial and error may be necessary.

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many black felt pens are actually very dark purple and this will show up when looking at it from an angle. Even different sheen black touch-up can stand out as obvious. Test out any touch--up product on the bottom of your cabinet first.

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Black sharpie is a big no-no.

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Black nail polish.  But do test in an inconspicuous spot on the box.

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46 minutes ago, moray james said:

many black felt pens are actually very dark purple and this will show up when looking at it from an angle.

 

Exactly what I intended to say.

 

I'd try shoe polish (paste, as it will also fill to a certain extent).  The suggestion of nail paint might be good, too, which reminded me also of a box I've got somewhere with several little bottles of Testors model paint that may yet be good-enough after all these decades.

 

Perhaps the best thing would be a trip to the lumber yard for a touchup/filler crayon, or two - to match both the black and the veneer finish if not also black.

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2 minutes ago, glens said:

 

Exactly what I intended to say.

 

I'd try shoe polish (paste, as it will also fill to a certain extent).  The suggestion of nail paint might be good, too, which reminded me also of a box I've got somewhere with several little bottles of Testors model paint that may yet be good-enough after all these decades.

 

Perhaps the best thing would be a trip to the lumber yard for a touchup/filler crayon, or two - to match both the black and the veneer finish if not also black.

what ever you use it needs to match in both color and sheen

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Too funny, was just in the same boat. 

 

The pair I had was so far gone I had NOTHING to lose by trying the “Sharpie method”.

 

It literally was down to bare wood on close to half of the surface. Like a picnic table after ten years of the elements.

 

If you smudge the marker with your fingertip before it dries (yes, you will look like you were just printed at the station) it rubs away the purple.

 

I took it a step further by applying Antique Oil and rubbing it off.

 

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Oh, another nifty thing about the risers is you can unscrew them and turn the more damaged areas to the back or side less visible!

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4 hours ago, alkemyst said:

the risers got a bit beat up

If it is just the risers, I would take them off ... 4 screws; takes a minute ... and just use a spray can to repaint. :D 

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The plant previously used Red Devil black satin, but that was a few decades ago

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I bought some gel stain for a set of black 5.2, matches perfectly but much more involved than using a sharpie. 

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3 hours ago, geoff. said:

If you smudge the marker with your fingertip before it dries 

I thought only I did that, LOL. 

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On 12/30/2019 at 3:07 PM, geoff. said:

Too funny, was just in the same boat. 

 

The pair I had was so far gone I had NOTHING to lose by trying the “Sharpie method”.

 

It literally was down to bare wood on close to half of the surface. Like a picnic table after ten years of the elements.

 

If you smudge the marker with your fingertip before it dries (yes, you will look like you were just printed at the station) it rubs away the purple.

 

I took it a step further by applying Antique Oil and rubbing it off.

 

 

hey these look really good

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