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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 12-22-2006 04:12 AM

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I didn’t remember this sooner. I was tucking the kids into bed, and all of a sudden it dawned on me. I don’t understand the connection, but it worked.

I know a guy that builds custom pool cues and uses a lot of maple. About 4 years ago I was touring his shop and I was astonished at how white the maple was after the cues were finished and I asked if he would tell me the secret. He said that he uses Clear Acrylic Paint that he buys from a supplier that sells to Autobody shops. It is the same clear coating that is applied to cars when they are custom painted. This was a surprise to me, as I hadn’t thought of making the connection before.

After that I found stumbled onto some clear Acrylic in a spray can at Walmart, and have since used it once in awhile on my walking canes, like when I am out of Deft but need to finish up a cane that night.

The stuff is inexpensive, like under $3/can, so you might give it a try.

Hope something works,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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