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#1 posted 10-21-2018 06:04 PM

You can also cut the oil based poly with naphtha instead of mineral spirits for making your own wipe-on finish. I think this is what MinWax uses for the quick drying wipe-on. It is a little more volatile so it will evaporate a little quicker…less chance for dust to settle. Naphtha is commonly used with those camping stoves so look for it in the camping section. The stuff I have is made by Coleman.

Give a light sanding with 320 before the final coat, then put the last coat on real thin. Be very careful if your project is stained if you sand between coats. I usually put on two wipe-on coats before I sand the finish as it is very easy to sand though these thin coats.

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