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post #1 of 6 Old 12-31-2007, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Real Wet Finish

Hello all,

Glad to be here as this is my first post. At the current time I'm working on a special project that involves purple heart, and cherry with panels.

30 years old and still I have not found a way to bring out the real wet look to wood. Polyurethane and others always have a dull look..

Any of you guy have any ideas of what may be used?

Using purple heart and cherry...

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-31-2007, 08:43 PM
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I made a mantle shelf from purpleheart a few years ago. The customer wanted high gloss and I used pre-catalyzed lacquer from a spray gun. Looked pretty wet.


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Thank you for the pic..

Nice work I must say..

The look that I'm after is a real wet type finish.. I have seen a few items made this way in Northern VA. Many of you woodworkers have seen when you plane a board to stock and use a damn rag and wipe it what it looks like.

The finish is as someone used lemon oil, or some type of oil shine on the stock.

I have tried alot and can not come up with the finish. Any other ides as this works on all types of wood pine, hardwoods, exotics, etc....

Thanx everyone.
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This may help...

http://www.mlcampbell.com/secured/pi...ly%20Jun05.pdf

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Anytime you use a product with a sheen, the more coats you do the glossier ( we look) you get.
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How about a epoxy, like Mirror Coat?
http://www.systemthree.com/p_mirror_coat.asp
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