Beall buffing system

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  1. chip nasworthy

    chip nasworthy

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    I put lacquer on a vase than sanded and buffed it with the beall buffing system . What do I need to do if I want to add more coats of lacquer over the carnauba wax ?
     
  2. Bill Boehme

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    Whatever you use to dissolve the wax will also dissolve the lacquer so that option won't work. I also seriously doubt that you can get away with applying lacquer on top of the wax. I would be inclined to leave it alone unless the finish is really bad, in which case I would sand it to bare wood and start over.
     
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  3. john lucas

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    wipe it down with mineral spirits. That will remove the wax and then you can apply your finish. Oh yea let it dry really good. You may have to buff it with some paper towel after it dries from the mineral spirits and before you apply the next coat of finish.
     
  4. Bill Boehme

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    From everything that I have read about carnauba wax, it is practically insoluble in anything. Those who make their own wax blends heat it to at least 180 degrees in a double boiler and then it will mix with naphtha or turpentine. Acetone and several other solvents can be used, but then you would have a paste wax that might damage solvent based finishes. Unfortunately, it isn't practical to heat the wax once it has been applied.
     

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