Achieving success with melamine as a finish

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    An interesting screed well explained.


     
     
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    Thank you for this Phil. I've picked up some Melamine Lacquer, so will be testing this out shortly. I use a mandrel for my slimline kits, and generally do a non-CA finish. Would you suggest using HDPE bushings with Melamine or does it not quite cause the problems that CA does with regular bushings?

    p.s I'm just on your site now, so will be looking to order some new kits shortly. Cheers.

     
     
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    I've never used anything but the kit bushes Seb. It doesn't stick or have the same viscosity as CA, so I've never experienced a problem using the normal bushes. A quick tidy up of the ends of the barrels would do no harm if the melamine has dribbled a bit between the work piece and the bushes. Just hold it perpendicular to a piece of 400 grit and give it a couple of passes. Usually though, the melamine soaks in to the end grain, and there is no need.
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    Being a newbie to this game any hints or tips are most welcome. Thanks Phil, they have gone into my folder for reference.


     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Dart View Post
    I've never used anything but the kit bushes Seb. It doesn't stick or have the same viscosity as CA, so I've never experienced a problem using the normal bushes. A quick tidy up of the ends of the barrels would do no harm if the melamine has dribbled a bit between the work piece and the bushes. Just hold it perpendicular to a piece of 400 grit and give it a couple of passes. Usually though, the melamine soaks in to the end grain, and there is no need.
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    Cheers Phil, I appreciate this.

     
     
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    Thanks Phil,
    Easy to follow.
    I found a supplier is South Africa for Chesnut products.
    The price equates to 20 Pounds where Axminster's price is 9 Pounds for a 500ml tin.
    The sanding sealer price is totally ridiculous.
    With the exchange rate rocketing it will be a terrible price for the next shipment.
    Better get some when the lock down is over while there is still stock.
    What is the shelf life? Maybe I should get 2 tins.

    Phil

     
     
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    Twenty years ago in the UK my son in law with his Father made their own Melamine,when he migrated he had been turning for some years, he found various cuts of the Melamine formula enabled various finishes,his advice to me was beware of the fumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penpal View Post
    Twenty years ago in the UK my son in law with his Father made their own Melamine,when he migrated he had been turning for some years, he found various cuts of the Melamine formula enabled various finishes,his advice to me was beware of the fumes.

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    Any chance of getting their recipe Peter.

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