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Jason1974

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11-05-2018 05:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finish wood models question

I can’t decide on what finish or oils I should use on my wooden models.

What do you guys suggest?

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.


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#1 posted 11-05-2018 08:16 PM

Aerosol spray lacquer

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#2 posted 11-05-2018 08:24 PM



Aerosol spray lacquer

- Dutchy


If you do, suggest you spray lightly or those originally moving parts may object!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 11-05-2018 08:26 PM

G’Day Jason,
Recently I’ve started making my own Wipe On Poly to the following receipe:
30% Tung Oil
40% Clear Satin Polyurethane
30% Mineral Turps
I’ve even done a trial with a splash of teak stain for a honey colour…
Prior to that I’d used the Pressure Pack Clear Gloss or Satin Lacquer; sometimes Polyurethane..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 11-05-2018 08:26 PM

You can get Aerosol spray finishes in a variety of stains. For small objects it’s so much quicker vs brush or spray gun.

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#5 posted 11-06-2018 12:03 AM

thanks guys, whats your take on danish oil. I see a lot of people using it.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

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#6 posted 11-06-2018 02:04 AM



thanks guys, whats your take on danish oil. I see a lot of people using it.

- Jason1974


Danish oil gives a darker hue than tung (depending on brands as well). Danish oil generally (again depending on brands) takes about double the time of tung to cure.

Personally I prefer brush on shellac, dries quickly and if the application area is relatively clean can minimise nibs. Dries quickly (give it a few coats in 30 minutes) and leaves a pleasant gloss after a few coats.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jason1974

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#7 posted 11-06-2018 02:53 AM

Thanks Alex, I’ve been using wipe on poly and wanted to try something different for a change.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

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#8 posted 11-06-2018 03:57 AM

I like watco Danish oil for like construction vehicles
but for like say a race car I like minwax poly spray gloss :<))

watco does take long time to dry like 3 days or so

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#9 posted 11-06-2018 04:32 AM

Like Tony I use Danish oil and really haven’t tried anything else as it’s so easy and hides any super glue spots I may have missed sanding out.
Be careful with water based finishes as they will raise the grain and add to you sanding work but some people like that?

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#10 posted 11-06-2018 05:46 PM

I dip mine in mineral oil. If it gets broke you can reglue ,sand and redip. never see the fix.
Chuck

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#11 posted 11-06-2018 06:09 PM

I like the dipping in mineral oil trick.

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