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Tolex, Grill Cloth, Speaker Carpet
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:28:48 AM »
Tolex, Grill Cloth, Speaker Carpet:


(1) Tolex



Note: the original Tolex is no longer made. Concerning what is available now, see the following post:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/rhodes/message/24896

Parts is parts http://tinyurl.com/3ad483

also Mojomusic http://www.mojomusicalsupply.com/:

http://tinyurl.com/5bj6ty

Also: http://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/index.php/cat/c119_Tolex.html


(2) Grill Cloth



Parts is parts http://tinyurl.com/34e5ql

Mojomusic http://tinyurl.com/6r88ly


(3) Contact cement for attaching Tolex can be found:

(1) at any Home-Depot type supplier:
DAP Weldwood non-flammable Neoprene based Contact Cement



(2) at Antique Electronic Supply, which carries a popular brand (bjammerz says: "great glue, allows you to lay the tolex down and reposition if it's bad")
http://tubesandmore.com/ : Search "S-F316 "


(3) Mojomusic seems to have its own Tolex adhesive:



http://tinyurl.com/69v4xl

"Our Mojotone Tolex Glue is a one-part, waterbased contact cement. You can achieve beautiful results simply by applying a thin coat (either brushed or sprayed) to both your wood cabinet and the back of the Tolex. Allow the glue to dry to a transparent look (about 30 minutes), then apply the Tolex to the cabinet. You'll have a secure bond in seconds!

Mojotone Tolex Glue is so forgiving that the Tolex can be removed or repositioned without having to re-apply additional glue. Cleanup is a breeze and your final results would make any amp connoisseur envious!"


Here is a text-only account of a do-it-yourself Tolexing job:

http://tinyurl.com/2zhtya

And a video for the corners:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j9DY6ow7PPE


(4) Speaker Carpet

The variety of "speaker carpet covering" I used
(article: http://kosis.blog4ever.com/blog/lirarticle-42357-123851.html)
is actually Ozite:

http://www.ozite.com/





There is also a self-stick variety, though I've never seen it.

I used this material on my main axe because it is much tougher than Tolex and withstands the rigors of cartage and gigging much better. It looks very smart as well.

Spray adhesive for Ozite covering is available at

http://yourautotrim-store.stores.yahoo.net/instabond.html

(Instabond)  or you can use the higher tack 3M spray adhesives (I used Super 77).
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Re: Tolex, Grill Cloth, Speaker Carpet
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 09:15:41 PM »
1979 Suitcase 73
1980 Stage 54