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Combo Acrylic / Burl pen blank finish technique

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I am turning a few pen blanks made of combo acrylic and burl. Can anyone recommend a good way to finish this? I usually use polyurethane on wood pens for the durability and shine. CA messes me up too badly to use. Is Mylands the answer? What adheres to acrylic?
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If poly works for you I would stick with it. You may not want to "polish" the acrylic as poly will need some texture to the surface to stick. I have had good luck with medium thick CA glue. If you use thin CA that may be your problem. I think it cures too quickly.

Mylands works on items that are not handled as frequently as a pen. I find the human hand leaves oil and what ever on the pen and eventually it becomes "sticky" feeling.
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