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 Post subject: Black Toasters?
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:58 am 
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Back in the 80's when Ric was making guitars with black hardware, did they ever make black Toasters?

My '86 620-12 has black Hi-Gains and if I swap one or both of them for Toasters I'd like to use black Toasters. I'm just not sure if black Toasters were ever made.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Toasters?
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:46 am 
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Yes, they were made but they also were pretty rare. Black parts were powder-coated, so you could send out your covers to have that done.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Toasters?
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:02 am 
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Thanks John! Good to know.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Toasters?
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:32 am 
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Many years ago, before black was offered in our line, I had excellent results making a few blackout parts by spraying them myself with a spray can. The trick was to use an epoxy-based finish and I had to experiment with several brands to get it right. Now this was many years ago and no doubt finishes have changed but the brand I ended up using was Zynolyte.

I recently saw a guitar that I did this way and after years of abuse actually still looked pretty good.

You wouldn't have much to lose as it would be pretty easy to strip the covers back to chrome if it didn't look right or wear well. No stripper would bother the underlying chrome.


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