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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 03:15 AM

Brian, I had a similar problem with cocobolo. Finally removed the wiping varnish with mineral spirits since it was still not dry, wiped the cocobolo part down with acetone, then applied the wiping varnish. Still took a while to dry but it did do so.

Your problem may have been not waiting long enough for the blo to dry. Usually, when I use blo, I wait at least 3-4 days (preferably a week) before applying a finish over it.

Jarrod, allowing the Bullseye dewaxed shellac (Sealcoat) to settle should not result in any solids at the bottom of the container because there is no wax to settle out. Ergo, no need for straining.


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