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Old 10-20-2017, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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?

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Old 10-20-2017, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The flex is the best CA I have used. No cracking.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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).

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Old 10-20-2017, 05:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Tite Bond CA for me. Thick to secure the tubes and thin for finish- about 6-8 coats. So far, so good.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ahh, I have to check into this. It just may be what I need, within my efforts at CA finishing.
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