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Old 07-09-2018, 07:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I can get a finish with 1 “coat” of thin CA. It’s fairy easy to do as well once you understand how CA works and adapt your method to the product’s performance range.

Also worth mention is the “number of coats” method is old stickfast method where a finish was forced and not many in the community knew much about the product they were working with and general consensus was all CA is the same.
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I can get a finish with 1 “coat” of thin CA. It’s fairy easy to do as well once you understand how CA works and adapt your method to the product’s performance range.

Also worth mention is the “number of coats” method is old stickfast method where a finish was forced and not many in the community knew much about the product they were working with and general consensus was all CA is the same.
That's mighty impressive as thin would only add perhaps 1 to 2 thousandths of an inch of finish.
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I can get a finish with 1 “coat” of thin CA. It’s fairy easy to do as well once you understand how CA works and adapt your method to the product’s performance range.
Ed, that begs for a description of just how you do that! Please elaborate on your application and method of finishing.
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I can get a finish with 1 “coat” of thin CA. It’s fairy easy to do as well once you understand how CA works and adapt your method to the product’s performance range.



Also worth mention is the “number of coats” method is old stickfast method where a finish was forced and not many in the community knew much about the product they were working with and general consensus was all CA is the same.
That's mighty impressive as thin would only add perhaps 1 to 2 thousandths of an inch of finish.


Incorrect on the 1-2 thousandth part. I have seen thin applied over 1/8” thick.
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I can get a finish with 1 “coat” of thin CA. It’s fairy easy to do as well once you understand how CA works and adapt your method to the product’s performance range.



Also worth mention is the “number of coats” method is old stickfast method where a finish was forced and not many in the community knew much about the product they were working with and general consensus was all CA is the same.
That's mighty impressive as thin would only add perhaps 1 to 2 thousandths of an inch of finish.


Incorrect on the 1-2 thousandth part. I have seen thin applied over 1/8” thick.
That's a lot to put on in one go, when I apply the CA I try for a consistent spread.
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I can get a finish with 1 “coat” of thin CA. It’s fairy easy to do as well once you understand how CA works and adapt your method to the product’s performance range.



Also worth mention is the “number of coats” method is old stickfast method where a finish was forced and not many in the community knew much about the product they were working with and general consensus was all CA is the same.
That's mighty impressive as thin would only add perhaps 1 to 2 thousandths of an inch of finish.


Incorrect on the 1-2 thousandth part. I have seen thin applied over 1/8” thick.
That's a lot to put on in one go, when I apply the CA I try for a consistent spread.

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My 2 cents

Lately I apply two coats of thin EZ Bond, spray with accelerator (lightly) them apply four coats of EZ Bond medium CA for inexpensive pens or ten for high end with accelerator after each coat. I wait an hour and sand, flush the ends and buff. It works for me with clear problem free pens.
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My minimum is 2 thin and two medium coats.


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