Reverb..I also restore antique furniture.I use a mix of oil,beeswax and pumice to rub out shallac finishes.I do it by hand with a felt block.Got any ideas on that? my arm is getting tired.Thanks. R.B.
Cleanlines, do you mean Ironic..or something like that..?
Reverb I was just wondering if you had any ideas on the furniture rub out thing.Its a straight up question.Maybe off subject though.Thanks R.B.
My two bits: I would have to agree with Roger's comments. I have seen many of the boards that I choose to send to my professional glasser ('cause I blow at glassing...) polished up to 600 and then the buff out compound is used with great results. My guy also does Webers' high gloss stuff (to aid with the your visual of his final product). The only thing I would add is that each disc is discarded after 1/4 of the board and the dics are blown clean with compressed air regularly. So it takes 4 discs of each grit to properly polish the board. As always, it ain't the club -- it's the player holdin' it... Mahalo, Magoo
reverb: Sorry for being dim, but I still don't understand the use of kerosene. As I understand it kerosene is a solvent, but a very poor one - slow to evaporate and leaves an oily residue. It seems to me it would melt the wax on the surface of the gloss, but them just spread it around the board. Is this what the polishers are trying for and if so why? The other possibility, I see, is that it is simply being used to make a smooth paste of other substances for polishing - since many polishes contain both grit and wax. If this is the case, then why not some solvent such as turpentine? Sorry for running on, but my poor old brain can't quite get around the use of kerosene. Before today I thought it was mainly used to burn in stoves or as a home remedy to keep away the flu in the old days. Patrick
you know, when you go to a carworkshop or something, when the mechanic "polish" the engine´s skirts, use kerosene with the tools for appropiate "sanding".. kerosene is more abrasive than gasoline.. and is perfect for smooth sanding in combination with the polish paste, and the wax; =paste (one type of grit); kerosene (other type of grit, and the oily stuff: "slide action"); wax (minimun grit, and smoother and "semi-slide" component) so, anyway.., if you feel lucky with your type of work, it´s ok
reverb Thanks for the explanation. It is now clearer. Patrick
huh?...I'm still a bit fuzzy on the gas, must be the fumes. anywho, my last gloss coat laid out really nice, no bumps, no zits, no sags. couple of guys here told me they didn't sand, so I tried it (except tape line). heavy duty compound, finess-it, finess-it final finish came out beautiful one of my best.
Just as I was thinking that perhaps I should give up my old method and try many different grits along comes someone who skips the entire process. This is what I like about Swaylocks. Thanks for the different perspectives. No sanding...now that sounds good. Patrick
Howzit Patrick, I've often wondered what the petroleum odor was in Shurlustre, I now think it must be kerosene. Any comments on this? Aloha, Kokua