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KRUZMAN PF Restored PARAGON before and aft. pics


By kruzman

48 days ago



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#1 48 days ago

This beauty belongs to Glen Poole and the pf has a funny history. This pf was used as attic floor boards for a house in chicago, when I got it long ago. I sold it un restored, and after a couple more flips it came back to me to get finished. The guy who used them as floor boards worked at the plant that screened them, and this pf had no laquer finish, it was bare paint. I was not thinking and wiped it down with a damp rag and wiped off the yellow paint of the mountains at the top left side. There were plenty of dings, the inserts all had to be pulled and re glued, leveled and painted. The back was sanded and painted. Some insert key lines had to be thickened because the art was not lined up with the actual inserts, leaving a big crescent moon between the insert and the black key line.
No overlays or stickers. Just a lot of time with little brushes.
The before pics are after I set the inserts and put down a coat of clear, and sanded to see where I was at.

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#2 48 days ago

Here are some after pics. ready to install.

As always I want to thank the people who support me both thru work, and fraternally.

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#3 48 days ago

As always, beautiful work, Ron!

#4 48 days ago

Awesome work!

Quick question, as I usually try to touch up my stuff myself; what do you have to match the colors? That's the tricky part for me.

#5 48 days ago

That is stunning from floor boards to mint . Awesome job .

#6 48 days ago

Amazing!

#7 48 days ago

Breathtaking!! I've had the pleasure of playing on one of your Paragon playfields at Pete's house here on the island.

#8 48 days ago

Awesome!

#9 48 days ago

That is insane, absolutely stunning work Ron!

#10 46 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Awesome work!
Quick question, as I usually try to touch up my stuff myself; what do you have to match the colors? That's the tricky part for me.

Matching colors is an art of its own, and sometimes it takes me 2 hours to match a color. I have over 1200 bottles of different colors of paint.
He is something to think about. if you cant match the color, dont touch up. paint that entire area of that color. I never do touch up. I always repaint the whole area of that color.

You really cant match the colors because most of them are made by layers of color which make a texture that cant be matched with paint. Plus they are ink. do your best and paint that entire color in that area

#11 46 days ago

Fantastic work as always Ron!!!

#12 46 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

He is something to think about. if you cant match the color, dont touch up. paint that entire area of that color. I never do touch up. I always repaint the whole area of that color.

sage advice!

#13 43 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

Matching colors is an art of its own, and sometimes it takes me 2 hours to match a color. I have over 1200 bottles of different colors of paint.
He is something to think about. if you cant match the color, dont touch up. paint that entire area of that color. I never do touch up. I always repaint the whole area of that color.
You really cant match the colors because most of them are made by layers of color which make a texture that cant be matched with paint. Plus they are ink. do your best and paint that entire color in that area

Thanks for the wise feedback

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