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Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« on: May 03, 2013, 12:11:29 PM »
Hey guys!

You did a great job helping me with all my newbie-question over the past few month. Thank you so much for that.

I did try to polish the plexi on my Phoenix during the last days. Turned out okay if you ask me though there is still a hell of a lot of room for improvement. I am learning every day and it is great fun for me. :)

This is what the plexi looked when it arrived here:





This is what it looks now after I did what you guys told me:






Not as new... but it looks good on this old cab. Some scratches are welcome here.

Thank you again for helping me out!

Greetings from Trier!
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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 02:26:15 PM »
Looks as new  ;)

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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 02:43:24 PM »
Looks as new  ;)

cheers mate.. but far away from new in real life. ;)
still much better than it used to be.
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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 02:48:35 PM »
It looks great! So, what techniques and materials did you use? :)

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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 03:47:10 PM »
I know Robinholland once told us how to do it, but could yout tell again how yóu did this wonderful job, especiallz how you got it so nice flat again?

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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 04:06:36 PM »
Awesome. :spaceace:

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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 04:54:21 PM »
ok guys... it is pretty easy. just have no fear. ;)

first i sanded the plexi. i used 400 sandpaper and i started with my hands. shitty idea. ;)
it would work but it takes far too much time and skin from your fingers.

i decited to get me a "schwingschleifer":


with this baby things are so much easier. i also noticed that you could use 280 sandpaper instead of the 400er in the first step. i sanded everything try by the way. no water or other liquids.

after i finished the first sanding i startet with the 400, then the 600, 1000 and 2000 for the finish. i guess you could polish in between every single step but i did not do so. after the 2000er sanding i took l lot of Xerapol.



followed by some PlastX:


The problem with polishing by hand is that it takes ages... just like the sanding. So I got myself this device:



Pretty big but it works. The result could have been nearly perfect if i would have taken more time here and then. 5 minutes of more sanding for each paper, 10 more minutes with the polishing machine... i guess that would have left me with a nearly perfekt result. But as i told you guys... Phoenix is an old machine and this baby can have some little scratches here and there.

Oh yeah... I also sanded the metal parts, grounded them and painted them black. but you guys know how to do that for sure. ;)

greetings from trier!
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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2013, 09:33:15 PM »
Thanks for all the details!  :spaceace:

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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2013, 11:09:09 AM »
Stefan, you should someone have taking a video of your work....could be very educational ;)

Same for you, Ully!!!!!

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Re: Did some work on my Nova Phoenix CPO
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013, 01:58:22 PM »
Stefan, you should someone have taking a video of your work....could be very educational ;)

Same for you, Ully!!!!!

good idea. i might do that the next time. :)
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