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Old 5th September 2009
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restoring vintage synth paint jobs


How would you remove deep-to-the-metal scratches from vintage gear?

For example a Yamaha CS-10 that I've just purchased has a short, but deep scratch on its front panel. This synth has thick, black, matte painting.

How would you go about removing scratches like this? I've read an advice to use a sharpie, but due to the thick painting, it would leave the scratch's hole on the surface... Is there a way I could fill that up to bring into level with the original painting? Or I'd better just stick to the sharpie and leave it alone?

(Apart from this the unit is totally mint, just as if it was manufactured yesterday... Also, this info would come handy for removing scratches from other gear, too...)