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#1 posted 11-04-2013 07:13 PM

Coach—It sounds complicated but is really pretty easy.

Sand through the grits to 800, then wipe the piece down with CA accelerator on a paper towel.

Apply 3 coats (one quick swipe) of thin CA with a piece of a paper towel, then sand with 800 grit and clean the surface with CA accelerator. Apply three more coats of thin CA, sand with 800 grit again, clean the surface with CA accelerator, and apply the last three coats of thin CA.

Three things: You can’t rub the CA in … put a drop on the paper towel, and give the piece one quick swipe with the lathe running slow. Toss the paper towel after each application … don’t try to re-use it (I tear full-sized paper towels into 8 pieces … they don’t need to be very big). Don’t spray the accelerator directly on the piece … spray a little on a piece of paper towel and use it to wipe the piece.

Make sure you have decent ventilation … you don’t want to breath the fumes the CA throws off.

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