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Using lacquer

bytes2doc

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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
 

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."
 

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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