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Cabinetman

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They are very pretty, I’ve never dipped into polyurethane, it would be a little difficult with furniture ha ha. Do you use oil or water-based polyurethane?.
I always use Johnstons water-based it’s about £30 for 2 1/2 L, dries really quickly and tough as old boots whilst being the opposite of treacly. Ian
 

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That's a bit expensive for me considering the amount I will use. I already have half a can of this shown. Would I need to thin it to use for dipping
 

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Having not much success on the above information l went a different route.
I produced these which were commissions for local people.
This was using CA glue to give me the hard wearing high sheen finish on a waterslide decal. It works absolutely great and the finished item is stunning.
 

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Have you tried the melomine lacquer method?
 

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Yeah I have tried that. For me I am big fan of CA finish,I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but I like it.
If it works, it works. The results look good.

I liked the finish of CA but I disliked the process. I managed to get good results, but suddenly had a few issues- I presume that they were me or the environment rather than the process itself.
 
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