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    Default Shellawax Cream - how does it wear??

    i am planning to finish a guitar body [southern myrtle] using shellawax cream

    some questions
    is it a complete finish? ie [no need for sealer etc]
    does using eee ultra shine after shellawax add a lot of extra lustre or gloss?
    how does it wear over time? [expensive guitar = many years of use]

    it will be in contact with sweaty forearms but shouldnt get much contact with hard objects.
    ray c
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    It needs elbow grease to get it to shine, buffing on a wheel etc.
    It is best suited to turned work for that reason.

    I find that it dulls off with handling, worse in warm weather.

    The EEE is a polish like a cutting compond.
    It can be used before the Shelawax to get the surface really shiny but it will also need buffing to get it to work.

    I sometimes use the EEE after Shelawax if I have been careless & ended up with an uneven finish.
    Cliff.
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    Yeah, it wouldn't be my choice of finish for a hard-wearing surface, not least cos as Cliff says it's a friction polish so application is an issue.
    Cheers, Ern

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    i am going to give danish oil and wax a go
    F&W scandinavian oil and gillies carnauba

    from what i read DO is pretty popular amongst luthier types and makes a hard wearing protective natural looking finish

    i am a bit over the mirror gloss look and all the work that goes into it
    i got that down pretty pat after 8 projects and now i want to try something a bit quicker - i got a tele project i need finished ready for the stage in 2 weeks
    no time for fancy gloss finishes
    ray c
    dunno what's more fun, buyin' the tools or usin' em'

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