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 Post subject: Re: finish experiment
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 4:33 pm 
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One of the slides has what I did - 4 coats and level, 3 coats and level finer, 2 coats and leverl finer still, then one last gloss coat?? Body and neck the same.

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 Post subject: Re: finish experiment
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 10:10 pm 
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ruby@magpage.com wrote:
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One of the slides has what I did - 4 coats and level, 3 coats and level finer, 2 coats and leverl finer still, then one last gloss coat?? Body and neck the same.

Ed


Did you seal it before finishing?


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 Post subject: Re: finish experiment
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 10:21 pm 
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I have been in the habit for decades of applying shellac before a finish. I put on two coats minutes apart with a folded paper towel, then hit it quickly with 400 or 600 grit paper, whichever is closer to hand. Oil finish gets no shellac.

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