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Forum topic by Dchip posted 12-14-2010 05:12 PM 942 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-14-2010 05:12 PM

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I have some figured box tops that I’m finishing. I did a coat of sanding sealer, sanded it back, then 3 coats of wiping poly so far. I decided I want to try to build a finish on one so I can then polish it to a mirror finish.

My question:
Is there any way I can build a finish with either lacquer or shellac over the poly without jeopardizing the adhesion, or do I need to sand it back? I’ve tried to rub out poly in the past, but even after waiting a couple of weeks for it to fully cure, I was less than satisfied with the results


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#1 posted 12-15-2010 07:38 AM

I’ve always heard shellac will stick to any thing i would scuff the surface and build my finish up with shellac then rub it out but i would let the shellac cure for a week or two to be safe

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