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Dissolving shellac crystals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lionhound Mar 4, 2022. 5 Replies

Quick question. Can I use isopropyl alcohol to mix shellac or am I better with ethanol or methylated spirits? Can get isopropyl at a bloody good price just now.How can I tell strength of meths when…Continue

 

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Lionhound replied to Lionhound's discussion Dissolving shellac crystals
"Ok, 2 coats super blonde dewaxed (think I went out with her sometime!) Another sand coming up, then what?? Don’t want super glossy finish but a bit of a sheen to it that can be buffed up. Got Some waxed lemon flake, got sanderac, can get…"
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JillB replied to Lionhound's discussion Dissolving shellac crystals
"No, you need to use pure alcohol  or ethanol  as it is sometimes called. When buying methylated spirits, it is the water content that can wreck your shellac finish. Big box stores metho are full of water. Get ethanol from a reputable…"
Feb 28, 2022
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Dissolving shellac crystals

Quick question. Can I use isopropyl alcohol to mix shellac or am I better with ethanol or methylated spirits? Can get isopropyl at a bloody good price just now.How can I tell strength of meths when buying online.See More
Feb 25, 2022

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At 6:02am on January 25, 2022, BrianQ. said…

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