U Beaut Shellawax Liquid 250ml
Product Code: 09-114
SHELLAWAX is a one application, foolproof friction polish made for use on the woodlathe. It is (to our knowledge) the fastest and easiest to use polish of its kind on the market today, giving an instant shine to all timbers. It can be applied in seconds, dries instantly producing a brilliant shine that can be handled immediately, is food and child safe and is water resistant.
HOW TO USE SHELLAWAX
Before you use Shellawax it is advisable to put in some fine preparation work with abrasive paper. The finer you sand the better your finish will be. It is a waste of time and Shellawax applying it to timber that has been sanded with anything less than 320 grit.
On most work use the following grit papers. 180, 240, 320, 400, 600 & finer if desired. On pens and other items that will be handled and closely inspected use 600, 800, 1000, 1200 and even finer if desired.
Best results will always be obtained by sanding to 1200 grit and above.
When you have finished sanding apply Shellawax as follows:
FOR SMALL SPINDLE WORK (under 10mm, (3/8") diam) Moisten a small section of clean soft cloth with Shellawax and apply directly to the work with the lathe spinning on high revs. Keep a heavy pressure on the work and slowly move the rag over the entire surface of the timber until you have attained a high shine. (approx. 15 seconds) If you are using very dry or porous timber you may need to apply the Shellawax with the lathe stopped then continue as above.
FOR LARGE SPINDLE WORK: (up to 100mm (4) diam) Stop the lathe moisten a clean piece of rag with Shellawax and quickly apply an even coat to the entire surface of the timber. Turn the lathe on, re-moisten the rag and continue as above using a constant, even, heavy pressure on the work with the damp section of rag. This heavy pressure generates the friction required to make the polish shine to its full extent.
Subsequent coats can be applied immediately, if required. For a deeper more brilliant shine cut the surface lightly with 1200 grit abrasive then apply a second coat.
SMALL BOWLS ETC: Use on small bowls, plates, lidded containers, etc. by following these simple instructions:
With the lathe stopped, apply an even, heavy coat of Shellawax to the surface using a small section of rag (about the size of 20¢ piece) soaked with Shellawax. Turn lathe on and with the same dampened piece of cloth apply heavy pressure to the surface that has just been coated. Start at the centre of the piece and slowly work to the outside, maintaining a constant heavy pressure. Finish off with a few quick sweeps back and forth across the entire surface. Then a wipe with a clean soft rag.
With bowls and larger spindle work you may get very fine lines in the surface, this is created by the weave in the rag & the speed with which the polish dries. To fix: cut the dry Shellawax with 1200 grit abrasive or our EEE-ULTRA SHINE then apply a second coat of Shellawax.
A better solution for larger spindle work and bowls is to use our Shellawax Cream which has been developed especially for larger turned work, bowls, platters, etc.
HAND RUBBING: Shellawax can be used to give a brilliant hand rubbed finish to small surfaces & items that cannot be spun in a lathe.
Apply some Shellawax to a clean soft rag, spread it evenly over the surface to be polished and buff briskly until the desired finish is achieved. Leave to dry and buff with a clean soft rag. Can also be applied to the work and left to dry, then buffed with a clean, dry, soft cloth. Use care if applying to an area bigger than 150mm (6) square. You may need to use a mechanical buff for larger areas as hand rubbing is not really adequate. The ideal buffs for the job are our Swansdown Mops as they leave no swirl marks like lambs wool or other buffs
USING SHELLAWAX AS A CREAM EXTENDER Shellawax can be mixed with Shellawax Cream as an extender. This allows for better use of these products on large turned work and for hand rubbed work. For bowls over (6) 150mm diam, mix the Cream and Shellawax at the rate of approx 50/50 this will give you a runny cream that will stay on the surface longer and allow you more time to work it into the timber.
Use different mixing rates for various jobs 20% Cream to 80% Shellawax for large platters etc up to 900mm (3) diam and larger.
SHELLAWAX AS A THINNER Use Shellawax as a thinner for Shellawax Cream, which often thickens with use. This will also extend the life of the Cream.
IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES THE SECRET TO A BRILLIANT FINISH IS IN THE PREPARATION.
PLEASE NOTE: U-Beaut Polishes and their agents, accept no responsibility for problems arising from the use of Shellawax over: any oil, sanding sealer, oil or spirit based dye and stain, water based stain, pre-finish or any other finish - including, polyurethane, lacquer, varnish, French polish, etc.
First time users are advised to experiment on a scrap piece of timber before applying Shellawax to their first work piece. This will give you some insight into how much sanding is needed, how the polish works, best application techniques, etc. (back)
If you are not getting a brilliant finish Dont blame the polish!
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