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George Stratton
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Multiple finishes?
Jun 9th, 2018 at 12:19pm
 
Is there any advantage to applying four or five coats of wipe on poly, sanding lightly between coats, and then using a friction type product over the wop for the final finish and gloss?
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Re: Multiple finishes?
Reply #1 - Jun 9th, 2018 at 12:44pm
 
If you want more gloss why not use a harder wipe on varnish and not keep multiple finishing products on hand.  I thin Pratt & Lambert 30 gloss alkyd varnish 50-50 with a good quality mineral spirits and use as a wiping varnish.  A search here on "Pratt" likely will turn up a number of my past posts on this.  Store both the unused varnish and unused mix in Stop Loss bags.

When I researched varnish a number of years ago in books and on the Internet a number of reputable experts suggested alkyd was the hardest and clearest of the 3 types of varnish, and P & L 38 was a highly regarded alkyd varnish.
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Re: Multiple finishes?
Reply #2 - Jun 9th, 2018 at 1:11pm
 
If you have applied 4 to 5 coats of WOP, you likely have a good shine so why mess with it. Buff it and call it good.
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Reply #3 - Jun 9th, 2018 at 3:01pm
 
I thought maybe the Shelac in a friction finish would be a harder surface?? This would be on smaller items say like a peppermill that's handled a lot? Thanks for the info, Geo.
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Re: Multiple finishes?
Reply #4 - Jun 9th, 2018 at 7:05pm
 
George Stratton wrote on Jun 9th, 2018 at 3:01pm:
I thought maybe the Shelac in a friction finish would be a harder surface??


I suspect that a thoroughly-cured WOP finish will be about as tough a you can get.  After all, WOP is basically what is used to finish hardwood floors.  And if you buff it, you can get a glass-like shine.
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Re: Multiple finishes?
Reply #5 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 10:51am
 
I haven't tried any buffing of a finished turning yet and I like the finish from the wop. Do you use a compound with the buffing wheel or just dry??
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Reply #6 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 12:57pm
 
You would need to use compound a dry wheel will do nothing but generate heat.  Lately i have been using home brew danish oil.  1 part blo, 1 part oil based polly and 2 parts mineral spirits.  I have a bucket filled with it that has a gamma lid on it.  I put the piece in it sink it down with a wire basket and let it soak for a day.  Pull it out the next day and let it cure for a couple days.  Then buff it through the beal steps.  I do the same thing with pieces intended for food use but use a bucket of tung oil and mineral spirits in equal parts.  When i am not using the buckets for a while i put some co2 in before i seal the bucket up.
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