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Forum topic by shoichi posted 08-04-2017 08:40 AM 1506 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shoichi

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08-04-2017 08:40 AM

So I just finished my first major table for a client and would like to give them a product or something they can rub on the table to keep it nice and shiny. I finished the table with 5 coats of equal parts of boiled linseed oil and raw tung oil and poly. Is there a cream or a conditioner or something they can hand rub on the table to keep it nice and shiny and fresh looking?? Thanks


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#1 posted 08-04-2017 10:27 AM

So is the table not shiny enough or are you trying to maintain the finish?

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Bill White

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#2 posted 08-04-2017 11:08 AM

An automotive rubbing compound will polish the table. Maguire’s makes some good stuff. Rub out and wax (not auto wax).
Bill

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#3 posted 08-04-2017 11:14 AM

With the concoction used I doubt there is much of a film thickness to be rubbed out. Putting some coats of just poly will add sheen and build film thickness which can then be rubbed for desired sheen.

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#4 posted 08-04-2017 11:50 AM

OSU55 is right on. I use a similar concoction but just a 50/50 mix of oil and poly for the first coat. Then reduce the oil by 50% for each succeeding coat. Usually, for items that will see lots of use, a couple final coats of straight poly. With light sanding between coats. To finish it off, a rub down with Johnson and Johnson paste wax applied with pads of Liberon wool.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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