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07-29-2015 12:56 PM

If not what would be?

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#1 posted 07-29-2015 01:01 PM

Shellac isn’t going to hold up to abuse that casters would take if they will be rolling around. If they are decorative and won’t be rolling around then it would probably be adequate. Something like poly would be better if they are going to take some abuse.

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#2 posted 07-29-2015 01:03 PM

Poly is what I’d use.

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#3 posted 07-29-2015 01:05 PM

No, especially if they are to be used in conjunction w/ alcoholic beverages as as alcohol will dissolve shellac. Polyurethane would be my choice.

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#4 posted 07-29-2015 01:08 PM

Looks like these two guy’s should go back and read the title question, Looks like the word in question, is COASTERS, not CASTERS. I would use either Poly. or, Lacquer

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#5 posted 07-29-2015 01:19 PM

I would use shellac if non-alcoholic and lacquer if alcohol would be present.

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#6 posted 07-29-2015 01:34 PM

No. Use poly.

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#7 posted 07-29-2015 01:44 PM

I would use spar urethane and then you don’t have to worry if they get something spilled on them. Cups are naturally going to sweat and have moisture so they are going to get wet

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#8 posted 07-29-2015 02:25 PM

edwood, your last two posts really try my patience…

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#9 posted 07-29-2015 02:30 PM



Shellac isn t going to hold up to abuse that casters would take if they will be rolling around. If they are decorative and won t be rolling around then it would probably be adequate. Something like poly would be better if they are going to take some abuse.

- todd4390


Shellac isn t going to hold up to abuse that casters would take if they will be rolling around. If they are decorative and won t be rolling around then it would probably be adequate. Something like poly would be better if they are going to take some abuse.

- todd4390


edwood, your last two posts really try my patience…

- DKV


Whatever,

-- Ed

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#10 posted 07-29-2015 02:48 PM

I use marine grade lacquer on mine.

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#11 posted 07-29-2015 02:50 PM

DKV I was wondering when you were going to change your profile picture, your old one was really trying my patience… :)

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#12 posted 07-29-2015 05:29 PM

Shellac will be no good as many have said. Most of the recommendations are for poly but I’ll throw out one more option. Epoxy. Super tough and chemical/water resistant. Like the stuff you pour on to do bar tops.

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#13 posted 07-29-2015 05:43 PM

My bad on the comment about the casters. Now I see that you said coasters :)

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#14 posted 07-29-2015 06:19 PM



My bad on the comment about the casters. Now I see that you said coasters :)

- todd4390


No problems. I was wondering if I spelt it wrong lol , but no

-- Ed

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