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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 06-13-2015 02:25 PM 706 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-13-2015 02:25 PM

I know i have gotten on here before and asked the same question,,but can anyone tell me what i need to do to get a gloss finish on woodturnings that looks good,,,I have tried captain eddies shine juice and the deft lacquor and thinner and they are ok,,,and they have a product called shell wax that does a good job but it is so expensive for the amount you get,,,, can any one help,,,,,i have gotten alot of good input from you tube but for a good gloss finish i havent found it yet unless im doing something wrong

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 02:30 PM

Are you sanding properly, sealing, pore filling, etc.
If you can tell us your present routine we can help.


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#2 posted 06-13-2015 02:49 PM

Like Bill said what is your procedure?

I have found much of the final appearance of the finish depends on how you “finish the finish”. By this I mean how you rub out the final coat of finish.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 09:59 PM

actually I sand it,,then go back and sand it again and I dip the sandpaper the second time in Johnson paste wax,,i was watching carl jackboson on you tube and he said that’s the way he did,,and it does seem like it helps,,then I use the oj shine juice like captain eddie tells about on his videos,,,but it just seems like something is missing

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#4 posted 06-14-2015 12:54 AM

Carl doesn’t use Johnson’s paste wax … he uses Staples Clear Bowling Alley Paste Wax ($10.99 … ) mixed with mineral oil. That being said, wax isn’t going to yield a gloss shine. If you want high gloss, you will need to go to lacquer, shellac, or varnish finishes.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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