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Posted on Help with finishing Bubinga

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 03:50 AM

I’ve used Deft lacquer and Minwax Polycrylic (both satin, both sprayed, despite the mfgs advice) on bubinga. I have a glasses case I made two years that looks just fine except where my fingers rub on the finish…and it has brass screws to hold it together after I dropped it more times than I care to admit.

I haven’t really noticed much of a color change in the bubinga, but then the case spends most of its life out of the destructive rays of the sun.

If you don’t want yellowing, don’t use nitrocellulose lacquer. Though I will admit I like the yellowing it gives to pine after a few years (or decades) of exposure to sunlight.

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