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  • #11276

    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    I contacted the rep for Mohawk and he told me they are not water based. Yes you MUST wear a mask.
    Dan

    #11277

    Sterling Spurrell
    CVRS Member

    Perfect I thought they would be. I have my hands on some lacquer from Mohawk and now to find some toner.

    #11343

    Sterling Spurrell
    CVRS Member

    What is your shellac mixture and after it dries , do you sand it?

    #11344

    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    https://www.antiqueradios.com/features/lacquer.html
    Here is a link for you.

    The mixture is 1 part shellac and 5 parts gas line antifreeze [methyl hydrate]
    Just brush it on in nice even strokes with the grain. It dries very fast.. then you can lightly sand over it , to get any small bumps off.
    I use a 1500 or 2000 grid sand paper.
    If you do sand it a little and you see where you have sanded , don’t be too concerned: it will disappear with the finish coat of lacquer.
    Dan in Calgary

    #11345

    Sterling Spurrell
    CVRS Member

    Perfect I will give it a try. Also do you do all your radios?

    #11370

    Sterling Spurrell
    CVRS Member

    I did my first shellac job and lacquers it. It seemed to lighten up the color so should I have stained it after I done the shellac.?

    #11371

    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Hi Sterling;
    You might have noticed that in one of my posts I mentioned that I stain the whole cabinet after I strip it .. I know that the instructions from,
    ARF [how to recreate a 1930 finish] don’t do that , but I have found that the cabinets do come out lighter if I don’t stain after the stripping of the cabinet.
    When you stain right after stripping you strip there is no going back in the color, it will stay that color because the stain soaks into the wood grain.
    If you stain after you put a coat to shellac on, the stain is not going into the wood grain.
    It is all a learning process.
    Post some photos of your radio. let us see how it is coming.
    Dan in Calgary

    #11372

    Sterling Spurrell
    CVRS Member

    A couple of picture

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