Refinishing a Melodica

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  • #2644
    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    I see some expressions of dissatisfaction about the color of some models and of their cases. Has anyone thought about sanding a melodica (or case) down and refinishing in a preferred color?

    #2646
    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Yes Alan, I once sprayed the body of an Angel Melodica. After sanding, I used car paint sprays to prime it and finish in metallic silver. It actually came out very well – quite an improvement to the original bright pink!

    #2647
    AvatarAlan Brinton
    Participant

    Good. You’ll be getting a box of melodicas in a few days. Black will be good, though a couple of silvers would also be nice.

    #2653
    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Someone should set up a melodica finishing service. I’d use it. I even looked into getting chrome plating at one point…

    #2656
    AvatarAlan Brinton
    Participant

    For many melodicas it should be a simple process, since it’s easy to separate out the main pieces that will be refinished, as on the Yamahas. But the finish has to be durable enough to stand up to being handled all the time.

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