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Shellac is very stable after it dries, it's even used to coat some pills that are bottled in PE with cotton buffers; they never seem to stick to the bottle. I think you're overly concerned. One thing that may happen is that if the BLO isn't fully cured (several weeks, anyway) there may be as strong smell of BLO in the box when it's opened. Not a problem, but may evoke a reaction from the recipient. The shellac top coat should mitigate most of it, but there may still be some odor.
 

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I don't think you have any worries, but I'll admit that when I use shellac, or even some lacquers, I won't use bubble wrap when I ship. I'll use plain paper for the layer that actually touches the piece. The I backfill with bubble, foam and sometimes peanuts, (although I hate them).
 

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crank49, if only you were absolutely correct. Actually most low grade bubble wrap, being a cheap product, is a reground, and who knows what polymers they blend in to the regrind when they form it. With that, there is a possibility that there would be a gas off, or a polymer that might react with shellac. I just don't trust the plastic industry, having been in it for over ten years. They mold everything for the right price.
 
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