Using lacquer

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  1. bytes2doc

    bytes2doc Registered User
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    I'm constructing my first clock using W. Smith design and he states using lacquer after polishing to keep the brass with a high shine, and to protect the brass from scratches.

    He states to delute in water, emerse the piece and then swing it on a string to remove any excess lacquer. Not working for me. Water is not mixing in the lacquer that I picked up at the hardware store.

    He did state to use a celulose based lacquer but mine must be oild based. Where does one fine celulose based laquer?

    What is every using and what is the technique?

    Thanks,

    Barry
     
  2. Allan Wolff

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    Lacquer should be diluted with lacquer thinner.
     
  3. tok-tokkie

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    I have two of his books. The one reads:
    "After polishing string them on separate wires, and clean them with acetone. When dry, dip them in thinned lacquer, and sling off the excess."
     
  4. WMello

    WMello Registered User

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    Hi Barry, I've used this, diluted 50-50

    Lacquer.jpg

    Wagner
     
  5. bytes2doc

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    That's what I got, and thinned to what I thought looked good. Will remember the 50-50 for the rest of it.

    thanks for the replies.

    b
     

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