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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:36 am 
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Yes. We are using a UV clear coat for our sealer coats. The intention is to use it for the top coats as well. It is a much better sealer than the vinyl that we used previously and it is more eco friendly.


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:40 am 
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My 2009 4003 MG is most certainly UV-finished but it is nowhere near as "pale as Johnny Winter" as one person said. If it's done yellowing that's fine by me. I have some pics of it over at RRF--it's already quite ambered, fresh from the factory. Maybe RIC is tossing an amber layer in there? The bass was made in January.


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:18 pm 
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The UV products will impart a slight amber tint to the wood. Also, sometimes the lumber that arrives is already a little yellow.


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:10 am 
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Ben,

Is the UV-cured finish used for matte finishes as well or does it only apply to gloss finishes?


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:15 am 
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For our purposes, the UV coating will only apply to gloss finishes as we no longer make a model with a matte finish.

However, the last 4001C64S models that we did had UV sealer coats underneath the satin top coats.


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:32 pm 
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Yes. We are using a UV clear coat for our sealer coats. The intention is to use it for the top coats as well. It is a much better sealer than the vinyl that we used previously and it is more eco friendly.



eco.... -nomic or -logic ??? :o)


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:46 pm 
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Better from an air quality standpoint.


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
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Better from an air quality standpoint.


Rickenbackers with UV coating...a better air guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:35 pm 
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UV light as it appears in the nature usually break down wood (over years) - but I believe the amount of UV beams used for a Rickenbacker finish probably doesn't hurt the wood cell diafragms ?


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 Post subject: Re: The New UV Cured Finish
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UV light as it appears in the nature usually break down wood (over years) - but I believe the amount of UV beams used for a Rickenbacker finish probably doesn't hurt the wood cell diafragms ?


The UV light last for a mere 3.3 minutes at a relatively low wavelength. The light does not alter the color of the wood at all.


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