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Forum topic by chewbuddy13 posted 1542 days ago 746 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I am starting the finishing on my latest project and have a question. I usually use one coat of the Seal A Cell clear followed by 3 or 4 coats of the Arm R Seal. Can you just do 3 or 4 coats of the Seal A Cell? I looked on the General Finishes website and couldn’t find an answer. Thanx in advance for the help

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#1 posted 1542 days ago

I think you should be ok. It seems like a typical brush on formula. I looked by I couldnt find what they put in it but it seems basic which leads me to believe you can apply it and buff it to a acceptible finish.
I gaurentee there is a LJ who will be able to answer this better.
If you dont want to use arm r seal you can use some paste wax. thats always nice.

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#2 posted 1542 days ago

Here’s the place to get answers Ask Charles he’s glad to help.

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#3 posted 1539 days ago

seal a cell will do fine for small items that are not used hard, the resins in Arm r seal are much stronger.. if I were going to do anything other than you have listed above which is an excellent finish , I would simply thin the arm r seal a little with mineral spirits ( for penetration),as a first coat and not use the seal a cell , however seal a cell has a nice amber tint to it and provides a warm base for the more clearer Arm r seal, The Arm R Seal just makes for a much more durable finish

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