Senior Sawdust Sweeper
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Marietta, Ga. USA
I finally found out how to get the best CA finish on my pens. I was told at a penturners meet to use two coats of thin CA to start to seal the wood. A few drops on the folded paper towel at the lowest speed, a wipe across and back the get the towel away and let it set. The put the thin up and get the medium CA out. A pea sized drop on the towel then wipe across and back and get the towel away. This takes a bit longer to set up and you may want accelerator on it. Don't spray it on right away, give it 30 to 60 seconds before you do so it doesn't cause white patches. Do maybe 5 coats the polish with micromesh through all the grits the same way you would do an acrylic pen.
I've learned not to overdo the wipe on action, lingering for another wipe or two is when the ripples get embedded in the CA.