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Old 7th Dec 2020, 9:27 pm   #21
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Question Re: T-cut recipe change

How does the Greygate stuff (polishing paste no.5, I think) compare with T-cut (and these other cutting compounds)?
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 12:22 pm   #22
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Default Re: T-cut recipe change

I've recently used the last of my bottle of T-Cut that belonged to my late grandad who died ten years ago. The bottle could be as much as fifteen years old.

It has worked very well for what I use it for so I hope any (possible?) recipe change does not render it useless.

I have bought a 300ml tin of T-Cut 'The Original Restorer' hoping that it will be as good as the old bottle. A 'Rapid' formulation is available in a larger plastic bottle but a member who tried it said that it was not much use.

When I get a chance to try the new tin I'll report back with my thoughts.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 11:00 am   #23
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Default Re: T-cut recipe change

I got some of the red can stuff from Tesco a few months back in a clearance sale.

But just bought some more last week via eBay for a project im working on. Buffing up polyurethane after final denibbing.

It seems there's a lot of people not using it properly based on the youtube videos you see...

Not sure if others concur, but after much experimenting, I've found the best way to use it is to apply it lightly, wait till its entirely dried, which does take a long time.

Then buff with a clean cloth, with moderate force. Too little and it doesn't come off, too much and you scratch the surface more.

With bigger areas it's easy to get caught, the cloth gets saturated and you can be left with tar like smears, or worse, new scratches. So it seems important to use a fresh piece of cloth on small sections when buffing off large areas..
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