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Re: 1880s Irish Bar

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (ct-waterbury1b-56.wtrbct.adelphia.net)
Date: 2/16/5 17:03

In Response To: 1880s Irish Bar (Mark Southard)

I'd love to see that too...I think James is right on with the spar varnish suggestion...I like the Mckloskey "Man'O War"...it dries in about 6 hours versus about 12-18 for some other spars,if you add a little WilBond to it you can even get it to dry a little faster. It's obviously important to not rush the applications of each coat though, meaning to allow for the proper dry time between coats, and most ipmortantly after the last coat letting it cure for at least a full 24hours...several days is even better..I'd be surprised if the back bar was shellac,...it's probably a good varnish as alcohol and detergents will degrade shellac quickly in a setting like that..regards- Greg

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