Refinishing wood

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  1. BrentSSL

    BrentSSL Member

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    Have an old pair of nunchucku that needed some work so I sanded them down and used Dr Ducks on them. They look great now just wanted to how long I should let the oil cure in the wood before I apply the lacquer to seal them up or if I should use boiled linseed oil? Any help would be appreciated
     
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    I dont know what is in 'Dr. Ducks' but oil will contaminate lacquer. I would say if you try you will have a 99.999% chance of paint failure.

    Good luck.

    ~JH
     
  3. Rimbaud

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    Brent...
    Dr.Ducks IS a finish...
    Linseed oil is too...
    The linseed oil or laquer will probably not dry properly over the DD.

    Maybe another coat of DD after the sinks in if it needs it.

    DD was made to be put over finished surfaces...not raw wood.
     
  4. zzmoore

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    Dr Duck is a HUGE name.
    What exactly did you use...what does it say on the product about drying time.?
    Typical stain is FULL of oil...oil in itself poses No Problem to lacquer if it has dried, so that is what you need to find out.
    Overnight is usually long enough for oil to soak in, level out, and cure. It will all depend on temp, humidity, and the priduct itself.
    If you applied it heavy and evenly, and then wiped it off, I cannot imagine needing more than 48 hours before you can seal and finish it.
    It all depends.......
    good luck
     
  5. Rimbaud

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    zzmore,
    I was assuming he was using the wax finish DD...which could pose a prob. With the oil/ laquer finish...didnt know there was any other products by DD other than the polish.

    I restore antique furniture and would never put laquer, poly or shellac over a wax finish.
     
  6. krusty1053

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    Blood should bead nicely off the oil finish by itself.
     
  7. BrentSSL

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    I'm sorry I didn't explain right the oil I used is Dr Ducks axe wax I figured its good on a fret board so it would be good for the nunchucku wood. Should I not have used that I didn't know it was a finish I was suprised it made the wood look so great.
     
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    Sounds like you are finished with your, ah...finish.

    Nice job!:aok
     
  9. Rimbaud

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    Yeah, maybe another coat or two... Sweating hands are gonna work their way through a thin finish pronto.
     
  10. BrentSSL

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    Hahahaha a good job done by accident is the best I was just hoping to seal it in with lacquer because they are my favorite pair of nunchucku they see alot of use
     
  11. zzmoore

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    Again, what does the product say about top coating it with clears. Typically, you would want to scrape off as much "wax" as you could from a surface beofre you would apply lacquer to something.
    I was thinking you had "oiled" whatever those wooden things are, and were wanting to lacquer them.
    good luck
     
  12. BrentSSL

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    I cant find anything that gives info like that yet give me a bit to get back to you on that
     

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