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#1 posted 06-27-2018 01:13 PM

Shellawax nothing more than a friction shellac & wax finish. They recommend using EEE-Ultra Shine on top of that UP want to put Generals WTF on top of that.

http://www.rockler.com/eee-ultra-shine-woodturners-finish

https://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/articles/general-finishes-wood-turners-finish/

Wood Turner’s Finish is a water-oil urethane hybrid
Product SDS-WOOD-TURNERS-FINISH-GENERAL-FINISHES-US-HCS

https://generalfinishes.com/sites/default/files/documents/files/2018-06/SDS-Wood-Turners-Finish-General-Finishes-US-HCS-2012-v4.7-2018-05-15.pdf

If look at section 3 of product SDS/MSDS does not all ingredients listed but essentially a water based oil/varnish blend.

Manufacturers do not have to list all ingredients in section 3 of MSDS or SDS as seen on WTF and many other safety data sheets. Section 3 supposed to list all toxic ingredients by law but you can read weasel clause below section 3.

Friction finishes very easy and fast to apply on the lathe, many shellac/wax or lacquer products on the market. Depending upon shellac product may see some fade back of gloss over time with use. Products like EEE may or may not add to finish durability.

Oil varnish blends including waterbase products also easy to apply on the lathe. Based upon ingredients may get a nice sheen but as noted WTF imparts an amber hue similar to oil finishes.

Considering cost of Shellwax & EEE-ULTRA-SHINE then adding WTF make sense?

WTF by itself will do pretty nice job of it. Clear shellac and or lacquer film finishes just as easy to apply and more durable then other products we are dicussing.

Which finish to use a personal decision also use of the turned item. If going to have food contact see my blog and link. If merely decorative or constant use have lot of options.

-- Bill


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