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Old 10th Jan 2012, 8:58 am   #61
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rye, East Sussex, UK.
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Default Re: French polishing for beginners.

The old, proven methods are always the best!!

Many forget to apply a dab of Linseed oil, or apply it too early, as this is really intended for the final 'polishing stages' when it acts as both a lubricant and drying oil before the meths is used to finally dry off any residue... but it's still easy to get it wrong and you never stop learning!

The wad's innards need to be asborbant but slowly release the shellac - so any wool or cotton waste is fine; the critical material is the 'rubber' which must be lint free, else you'll for ever be leaving debris!

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