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Question re: Waterlox finishh
Jun 28th, 2017 at 8:43pm
 
I purchased a can of Waterlox over two years ago and I just opened it for the first time. Is it normal to be dark in color? It went on well, dried fine, and imparted a lovely but unexpected color to my sycamore bowl. The Sycamore was rather plain, so I scorched it with a propane torch. I like the results.
The bowl is 17 by 4, 1/2 inch thick by request of the donor of the wood. I much prefer turning smaller items!

The finish is still fresh;ly applied in these photos. Can someone PLEASE flip the photos? It must be an Apple thing!
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Re: Question Waterlox finishh
Reply #1 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 9:27am
 
The waterlox I have is dark like yours.  I guess you know that you need to remove the air from the unused finish or it will harden in the container.  The stop loss bags work well for this purpose.  Nice bowl!
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Reply #2 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 10:26am
 
I use the argon from my mig welder setup to displace the air! Pretty much the same as Bloxegen!
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Reply #3 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 5:27pm
 
I use Stop Loss Bags for my waterlox finishes. Works well and keeps it fresh.
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Re: Question Waterlox finishh
Reply #4 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 6:08pm
 
I am trying to preserve my finishes by taking the (quart) cans and pouring them off into the smallest sized BALL JARS I can find.  Each holds about 2/3 of a cup.  I am hoping that I can get more product on my turnings before it solidifies.  I try to fill the jars ALL the way, leaving little to no room for a bubble.

I sure hope that works, I lost more than half the last container to "age" Shocked
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Re: Question Waterlox finishh
Reply #5 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 8:38am
 
Try Stop Loss bags. They hold a quart and you can squeeze out the air and keep them from getting skinned over. They're cheap enough but transferring from the can to the bag can be a bit trying unless you get their funnel along with the bags, or at least the filler tube and adaptor tube set.

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Re: Question Waterlox finishh
Reply #6 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 8:20am
 
Canned air (sold to clean computers and electronics) also is a great substitute for Bloxygen.
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Re: Question Waterlox finishh
Reply #7 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 9:27pm
 
Richard Beecher wrote on Jul 1st, 2017 at 8:38am:
Try Stop Loss bags. They hold a quart and you can squeeze out the air and keep them from getting skinned over. They're cheap enough but transferring from the can to the bag can be a bit trying unless you get their funnel along with the bags, or at least the filler tube and adaptor tube set.

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They look like Foley bags!
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Re: Question Waterlox finishh
Reply #8 - Jul 3rd, 2017 at 11:24am
 
Whatever they look like, they sure work, and, take up less space than the can.
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