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My Korg ms 20 is getting old

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:28 pm
by muhammed
My korg ms 20 is getting oxidation , it needs painting. Especially some screws arent black anymore so ı want to paint it with black but ı dont know what kind of paint should I use. I also used philips degreaser cleaner but it didnt work
shoul ı go on using philips for oxidation a few month more or what ?

Re: My Korg ms 20 is getting old

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:25 am
by rhino
the MS20 is somewhat valuable today. you might give some thought to having the case and panel re-done by http://www.customsynth.co.uk/

it will not be cheap, but you will have a restored classic synthesizer for another 30 years.

Re: My Korg ms 20 is getting old

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:44 am
by muhammed
I just want to paint it. İt has not functional issue. ı can paint it by myself but ı dont know what kind of paint shoul ı use spray paint or something else ?

Re: My Korg ms 20 is getting old

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:34 am
by madtheory
If you have to ask about even the type of paint, and whether or not to spray, then whatever you end up doing is going to seriously reduce the value of the synth.

For a pristine restortation you'd need to dismantle the whole synth, sand it, spray it and replace the panel legending. To create the legending you'll have to scan the panel and take the resulting schematic to a screen printer.

Maybe post photos of it, and we might be able to advise. You might be able to get away with treating the rust to prevent it from continuing, and sort out the cosmetics later.

Rusty screws should just be replaced.

Re: My Korg ms 20 is getting old

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:06 pm
by muhammed
I will replace the screws but ı cant dismantle the synth . to create legending is hard work for me I had better find proffesionel support in my country :?

Re: My Korg ms 20 is getting old

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:25 am
by cornutt
If you're replacing rusty screws, and you can't find any black ones, go to a hobby store and get a little bottle of Testers gloss black modeling paint. Dip the heads of your replacment screws in it, let them dry, and install them. Voila!

Re: My Korg ms 20 is getting old

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:03 pm
by Christopher Winkels
Some fastener companies will sell you screws that are already plated black. They're often called "black oxide" in the industry. Best to check with local vendors of hardware to see what they offer.

Re: My Korg ms 20 is getting old

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:59 pm
by muhammed
I tried something today first ı recognized that roland tr 77 drum machine's screws same with korg ms 20's but it is little bit short so didnt fit :( then ı tried korg em 1 's screws which same size with korg ms 20's screw did not fit.
I will look for black oxide screws ( ı think it is called black painted screw :) ) or ı will paint heads of screws with black by gloss black modeling paint.