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Made a much slimmer pen today. I have now tried 3 different Fountain Pen Kits and I think I like this one best. Not so Bulky as yesterday's. Its a Byron Kit with Melamine finish.
Please feel free to comment its the only way I will improve.
 

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Michael

I really like that both look and finish . I too am a melamine fan as it doesn’t hide the grain and is hard wear8ng plus it doesn’t stink like CA
 

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Michael

I really like that both look and finish . I too am a melamine fan as it doesn’t hide the grain and is hard wear8ng plus it doesn’t stink like CA
And it doesn't stick your fingers together or change you fingerprint ID when you log into your phone.
 

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What is melamine used as a finish? I'm familiar with the material as an electrical insulator and as a laminating material, but not as a liquid(?) finishing material.
 

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What is melamine used as a finish? I'm familiar with the material as an electrical insulator and as a laminating material, but not as a liquid(?) finishing material.
Its sold as a Liquid to apply a finish on wood and gives good protection.
 

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This is the product I use on Pens. Hope this helps.
 

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What is melamine used as a finish? I'm familiar with the material as an electrical insulator and as a laminating material, but not as a liquid(?) finishing material.
Phil Dart has a step by step instruction pdf on using Melamine Lacquer at @penturners.co.uk under 'Tutorials' and then 'Finishing'.
Alan
 

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To be honest I often add cellulose thinners to slow the drying as otherwise I can sometimes get brush marks. I also bought some really good artists fine brushes to use and “ flow it on “ results are much better.
 

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To be honest I often add cellulose thinners to slow the drying as otherwise I can sometimes get brush marks. I also bought some really good artists fine brushes to use and “ flow it on “ results are much better.
I use Blue Roll i have tried brushing but find a wipe with Blue Roll works best.
 

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I see there are different finishes in the melamine, matt, gloss, etc... Can this be buffed to a high gloss similar to CA?
I think not I buff the final coat and sometimes finish with Wood Wax 22 to put on a finish, But for gloss it will not match CA. But does it need to its a finish in its own right.
 
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