How to Prevent Ghosting and Cloudiness in a CA Finish...

Sep 25, 2014 by

So you’ve spent a lot of time turning your pen perfectly, sanding it, and preparing it for your finish. You’re going step-by-step on a CA finish and feel like everything is going fine. You sand with micromesh down to 12,000 and, wait, WHAT THE HELL?! What’s this cloudiness/ghosting I’m seeing in my CA finish?! I’ve been there many-a-time, unfortunately, and each time it happened took everything in my being to not blow a gasket. Over the years I’ve picked up a few tips/tricks that will significantly decrease the odds of this ever happening again. Make Sure You’re Using the Right Paper Towels I know it sounds simple, but this can really cause your CA finish to take a turn for the worst. Some people use Viva, others use blue shop towels, I’ve heard tall tales of...

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What Paper Towels Should I Use for a CA Finish?...

Dec 1, 2013 by

The type of paper towels that you use when applying a CA finish can make a BIG difference in your final results. I didn’t know this when I attempted a CA finish for the first time, and boy did I pay the price. Here are a few of the issues you can encounter if you’re using the wrong type of paper towel: Hazing Uneven finish Flakes/lint embedded in finish Paper towels getting stuck while applying CA glue finish Don’t panic though, it’s easy to figure out if the paper towels you have in the house will cut it.   How to Test Paper Towels for CA Glue Finish So how do you know whether or not a certain brand of paper towel will do for applying a CA finish? Just take your paper towel,...

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