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Old 10-29-2018, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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when my blanks are ready I want a final finish that will dry very fast and I want it to be shiny-shiny. Anything someone has used they would recommend
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I am sure that the majority of answers you will receive here for that type of finish will be a CA Finish.
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Ca nothing faster and shinier.
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CA finish is not the perfect finish for all situations, but when "fast" and "shiny" are mentioned together, CA is the one that stands out by a huge margin.

Two caveats:
1. For many people - a fair sized learning curve to be consistent. After consistency is achieved, fairly simple.
2. For some people - severe respiratory allergies down the road unless face mask or dust collector system used.
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I'll pitch the lowly Wipe On Polyurethane (several finishes). Either Les Elms' dipping method or under a heat lamp and slow speed turning motor.

My suggestion is no where close in time to a CA finish... 30-60 minutes per coat vs 3-5 minutes for ALL coats. So I acknowledge the deficiencies for time, but there may be a thought to the feel and appearance.

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Don't we all wish for a "genie" to do the finishing ... flawlessly ... and Presto !
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I'll pitch the lowly Wipe On Polyurethane (several finishes). Either Les Elms' dipping method or under a heat lamp and slow speed turning motor.

My suggestion is no where close in time to a CA finish... 30-60 minutes per coat vs 3-5 minutes for ALL coats. So I acknowledge the deficiencies for time, but there may be a thought to the feel and appearance.

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I actually love a wipe on poly finish also Mark. The only problem right now is winter is coming and the poly won't cure overnight. And I can't heat my shop 24/7 as it's not finacially feasible. I'm at CA and WTF right now. Come summer, poly will be back in the group also. Lol
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How about a small heated cabinet in your shop? I picked up a 2-door overhead kitchen cabinet (unfinished) from Lowe's at a "cheap" price, and wired it with a Lux Win100 switched-outlet thermostat for a light bulb "heater". In the winter, it keeps my glues and finishes at a balmy 75 degrees and it has enough room for my drying rack as well.
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I have found thin CA to dry the fastest. However, unless you are one or two of the members who can produce a finish with one coat of the "thin:, one may prefer to use a half dozen coats or so. I found that gluboost to cure pretty quickly. I do not know if it is the gluboost accelerator or the gluboost CA glue (or both), but it dries pretty fast. I have found the Mercury Flex medium to take a little longer to cure - but nothing that stops me from using it. The search will continue and it is likely to be discovered here :-).
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How about a small heated cabinet in your shop? I picked up a 2-door overhead kitchen cabinet (unfinished) from Lowe's at a "cheap" price, and wired it with a Lux Win100 switched-outlet thermostat for a light bulb "heater". In the winter, it keeps my glues and finishes at a balmy 75 degrees and it has enough room for my drying rack as well.

Maybe one day if I start doing more pens. I have a 215,000 btu propane space heater in the shop now that heats it up fast and I can keep it warm while I'm working. It has a thermostat but I don't trust something shooting a giant flame out the front to stay on all night. Lol
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