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Is anyone familiar with redheart.I have made a small box out of it and put a wipe on gelcoat polyurethane on it and it really just pops with rich deep reds but I was told today that it won't hold that brightness but will fade with time. Is this true even with a topcoat of laquer?
 

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Fading

This is a loosely understood term for oxidation. Typically colors fade due to exposure to UV rays over time. The UV penetrates the sealer coat and reacts with the opaque (non-transparent, uv absorbing) layer beneath which, in this case, will be your box. Have heart though, it is not an overnight process and can be delayed by keeping your project out of strong direct sunlight or your tanning booth.

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Paduak

My experience with padauk (spelling?) is that it is more of an orangeish color than a deep red. I like it because it machines real well and holds a crisp edge for inlays.

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i have only used used paduak as an inlay but i will try some. orange osage is nice and machines well.
 
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