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Will the Sun damage Tolex?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by LowDown Hal, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Bleach it out or anything?

    My cabinets are in front of a west facing window and now that we finally had a few decent days weather it got me wondering if I need to rearrange the room.


  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Sun exposure will damage ANYTHING if given enough time. First it will fade colors, later it will generally make things brittle. I have seen plastics fall apart when touched after years of sunlight exposure. I have seen fabrics fade badly after a few months' exposure.

    For this reason, I have inexpensive opaque curtains on the room where my guitars hang - I don't want any direct sunlight getting into the room.
  3. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Sunlight darkens many woods.
    If UV gets through the windows. Some windows block UV.
    But right - many plastics fade and turn brittle.
    Tolex - who cares? Let it wear out so you can get something new in a few years.
  4. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    very good info/advice
  5. anything and everything.........sun faded gear will cost you if you ever sell........

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