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Dissolving shellac crystals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lionhound Mar 4. 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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BrianQ. replied to Lionhound's discussion Dissolving shellac crystals
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Lionhound replied to Lionhound's discussion Dissolving shellac crystals
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BrianQ. replied to Lionhound's discussion Dissolving shellac crystals
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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
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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
Lionhound replied to Wichita Sam's discussion Minimum tools needed in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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MadGomer replied to Lionhound's discussion Getting there but needing advice/help please. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"If you want to maximize the acoustic capabilities, I think you'd benefit from getting that mag pickup close to the edge of the soundboard. Having the mass of the pickup out in the middle-ish will dampen the vibrations of the top to some extent."
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Love blues sound.Too old and stiff to learn a six string so hope to manage 3 or 4.
And love a good cigar man.

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At 12:02pm on January 25, 2022, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:

 
 
 

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