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Old 06-12-2018, 03:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If I'm brushing (while turning on the lathe) I like the coverage that enamels provide, but I've been dabbling with the airbrush (very new to that) and stick mostly to acrylics for the easy cleanup w/o acetone or other nasty chemicals. I've got about a dozen finished bobbers sitting here on the bench, maybe I'll toss a pic up in the "other stuff" forum sometime soon.

You need to be careful with either one, as both will run if you rub them while applying the CA on the lathe. I turn the lathe down as slow as it will go (about 500 rpm) and quickly and carefully apply a medium/thick CA using light pressure. Too much pressure and you'll rub out the paint, but if I'm careful with the first layer, it's all downhill from there.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I know this was a last week question but I will add my 2cents.

A few people "dip" their turned pen blanks in finishes - CA (thin), lacquer, poly, maybe others. A few put them the dipped blank a slow rotisserie and they shine well.

For your information, only a very few people probably do NOT sand their finish at least once or twice, so you are in relative unexplored territory as far as not sanding a finish. You are welcome to find those here that think in that direction and develop it. New ideas are often challenged by some but welcomed by many.

I would love to see how this develops. Thanks for posting and asking this question.
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