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Old 11-03-2010, 12:45 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I just used the super gloss this morning on a walnut seam ripper. It does apply easily and dries very quickly. I put on four coats in a matter of a couple of minutes.

Yesterday, I did another walnut seam ripper using a BLO/CA finish.

In comparing the two, the friction finish is not quite as dark, and the grain of the wood is not as prominent. The implement with the friction finish 'feels' like wood, while the version with the CA feels very plasticky. Obviously, the BLO/A is very glossy, while the friction finish is more matte. Distinctly different - both nice in their own way. You pays your money and takes your choice.

I read somewhere that you can get the same results at lower cost with a DIY mixture - 1/3 lacquer, 1/3 DNA, and 1/3 BLO.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:54 AM   #52 (permalink)
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I use Deft Brushing Lacquer thinned 4 to 1 with Lacquer Thinner. I apply multiple thin coats with cloth pads and set aside to cure for a day to a week and then buff with White Diamond and then Renaissance Wax. If not enough depth, then I put on more coats as it only takes a couple of minutes.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:09 PM   #53 (permalink)
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It sounds like the finish will hold up but does it have the deep shine like 20 coats of thin ca. I am trying to get away from ca. I can't believe it is good for you after a time. When I could smell, it was bad
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:17 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by georgestanley032 View Post
It sounds like the finish will hold up but does it have the deep shine like 20 coats of thin ca. I am trying to get away from ca. I can't believe it is good for you after a time. When I could smell, it was bad

That thread was from 5 years ago.

Try odorless CA. A little more expensive but worth it if the fumes bother you. I would also switch to med ca after the first couple thin coats. Save money that way. You could also try Pen Turner's finish. There is a thread here somewhere about its use. Do a search for it. In fact I remember 2 such threads just recently. Should not be hard to find. Good luck.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:52 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Wouldn't dewaxed shellac and lacuqer be cheaper?
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:06 AM   #56 (permalink)
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If you like a nice finish on wood that still looks and feels like wood, the product works well. Wood Write might have gone out of business. But PSI still has it. There are both gloss and semi gloss available and full gloss is now using three steps.
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