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Old 9th Aug 2014, 6:03 pm   #67
Michael.N.
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.
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Default Re: French polishing for beginners.

Don't know why you had such problems buying the materials for French Polishing. All you need is the filling, the outer covering, Shellac and a form of strong alcohol.
I use cheesecloth (supermarket dish cloth) for the inner wadding. Some use pure Wool, others upholsterers wadding. It really doesn't matter. Any 100% cotton (T shirt) is fine for the outer covering, although I prefer heavy duty used cotton chair covers. I buy 99% Isopropanol by the 5 liters from Ebay. Various Shellacs can be had from a number of UK suppliers although I do import some very specialist types.
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