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mfarr79 10-20-2017 02:24 PM

Mercury CA
Just wanted to check in and get some of your opinions. I have not been turning too long, but am just starting to get into some of the CA finishing. I have seen Mercury CA advertised. Is this the same as regular CA? If they are different, is there a general preference for one of the other?

Any comments appreciated.


bedangerous 10-20-2017 04:20 PM

The flex is the best CA I have used. No cracking.

mecompco 10-20-2017 05:00 PM

Mercury flex thin is the answer. Five or six coats and done. Wonderful stuff. Oh, and it's meant to be used with the Mercury accelerator (I suggest the aerosol).


bjbear76 10-20-2017 05:53 PM

After trying, and failing, with all the other brands, Mercury Flex works!
I am not good at CA finishes, just haven't done it enough to get the technique down. But since trying the Mercury Flex, no problems. I highly recommend it.

Woodchipper 10-20-2017 07:31 PM

Tite Bond CA for me. Thick to secure the tubes and thin for finish- about 6-8 coats. So far, so good.

robertkulp 10-21-2017 12:58 AM

Mercury has three primary lines of CA. Their regular CA and Odorless have been around for many years, but their Flex CA is relatively new. I introduced it in the spring of 2016 and many have discovered that it’s unlike what they had been previously using.

NLAlston 10-21-2017 02:17 AM

Ahh, I have to check into this. It just may be what I need, within my efforts at CA finishing.

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