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Old 10th Jan 2012, 4:08 pm   #63
brenellic2000
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Default Re: French polishing for beginners.

Well said Col.

I often use old wool socks - once they can no longer be darned of course; they act as a very good reservoir. Cotton wool is complete waste of time and effort and compresses far too quickly.

The Linseed oil brings a superb sheen all of its own. I've never been interested in 'mirror polishing' (too much preparation needed!) - a nice sheen is all I require... and of course, the factory applied 'mirror finish' is more usually cellulose lacquer, not shellac as applied by a horn-rim goggled French polisher from 'ackney-sur-Mer.

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