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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 12-08-2014 10:28 PM 688 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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3285jeff

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12-08-2014 10:28 PM

does anyone know how good the stick fast ca kit is that you buy from woodturnturnz is,,,i notice that the accelerator does not come with it,,do you actually need it and if you don’t how long between coats should you wait for it to dry,,,thank you


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#1 posted 12-08-2014 10:38 PM

I just use regular CA plus Linseed oil.

There are a gazillion youtube videos.

The heat from polishing acts as the only accelerant you want… basically the CA finish goes on like friction polish.

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 11:46 PM

can you tell me what polish I should use,,and the type of ca glue,,thick,,thin,,or medium,,and what pads should I get,,and also,,how long after you put the finish on can you assembly it,,,,,,

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 03:57 AM

Medium or thick…. not thin, because it wicks into the papertowel, and makes a sticky mess.
You want the droplets to sit on the surface of the towel, to be transferred to your workpiece.

I do about 4 coats in about 5 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orcgOf4siqc

This guy does a plastic polish/anti swirl compound at the end. I haven’t done that.

Like everything in woodworking – - there is no 1 magic bullet answer.

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 04:02 AM

Ron Brown has a free CA finishing guide on his website …
http://www.ronbrownsbest.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=11

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#5 posted 12-09-2014 11:34 PM

The question with many answers. There are many ways to do this that will work. Try some and see what you like best. I only use thin anymore. I put 9-12 coats on it lightly sanding before my last three. Stick fast works fine, but so do other brands. For application I have found the blue shop towels work best. The CA doesn’t seem to stick to them as readily. I usually spray the accelerator on a towel rather then just spraying the piece. You can get foaming if you spray the piece with too much uncured CA. One reason I use thin. BLO also cures the CA. I then go through the micro mesh grits. I also use Plastix or Nova 2 for polishing. I have also buffed with white diamond compound. Just depends. You can try this and other methods. Next I think I will try wet sanding.

-- Bill R

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