.....................................So, again, I don't want to sound argumentative but I just want to know, in your knowledge, did I miss something here with my reasoning that would make you not do it. Like I said, I pursued this route in part based on your comments earlier in this post but in the end you said you wouldn't do it. I truly am just wanting to learn here so I really do appropriate yours and everyone one else advice on here.
Thanks in advance.
First off, I never did see you as arguementative so we can gladly clear that out of the way.
I looked up the silicone oil you were talking about and I noticed it was for oils and acrylics. It didn't say anything about lacquer. If it were also compatible with lacquer, I would wonder why they are missing out on that market. A very large market.
Silicone is a very complex compound which depending on it's prime purpose, it can be use in silicone oils, caulking, and even breast implants not to mention hundreds if not thousands of other products. Every one of these products have the basic silicone molecules in them and in most cases, the similarities end there. Mixing chemicals is not at all like making soup. you just don't throw a bunch of chemicals together and mix. There are things called catalysts that are necessary for things to mix, and the end result, the catalyst itself is not in the final product.
An example would be water. it is a combination of oxygen and hydrogen - 2 gases. Mix them together vigorously and thoroughly and guess what happens? You end up with a bag mixed with oxygen and hydrogen gases. Nothing more and nothing less. To make them combine into water, you have to have a catalyst, in this case the catalyst would be heat. Stand back and throw a match in there and POW!! I mild explosion and the only you will find in the bag now is water. Sooooooo, how do you turn the water back into hydrogen and oxygen gases again? You can boil the water till hell freezes over and you will still only have boiling water.The short of it is to use electricity as the catalyst to turn the gases free. To simplify, put 2 electrodes in the water. Wire the electrodes to a battery and you will see bubbles coming up from the electrodes. The positive electrode will have the hydrogen bubbles and the negative electrode will have the oxygen bubbles coming up on it. So you need heat as the catalyst to make the water but you need electricity to reverse the whole thing. Tha'ts why in most cases with any kind of chemicals, the actual process is the most important part. And so, silicone can be use to make thousands of dissimilar products for totally different purposes
So, now you know why just mixing chemicals is referred to as Voo-Doo chemistry. It is a common term in lots of industries and so it was not meant to be denegrading.
If I sounded pushy, I didn't mean to be, just tried to emphasize a point because I did not want you to fail. When I first started out woodworking, I had been given poor advice that cost me lots of time, money and agrievation.
Anyway, I wish you well and hopefully, your idea might will have no measurable side affects.
And CONGRATS on the table, looks great