finishing slingshots

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by zamarion, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    hey guys im just wondering, whats a good way of finishing your slingshots? like do you use oil or polish because i dont know and how do you aply this
     
  2. sotiris

    sotiris New Member

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    a good and simple way is to use oil, like lindseed oil, which is the one i use (either soak your slingshot it in for a few days, or apply multiple layers once a day for a week).It will bring out the grain and give a nice mat finish.You can stop at this stage, or you can apply some coats of polyurethane or varnish (i use yacht varnish, which is cheap durable and gives a great shiny look).You can also polish the frame with carnauba wax (most car waxes contain it), if the wood allows it
     

  3. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    i have always been a fan of a mat finish on anything so i guess ill just use the oil,<br>does it have to be linseed by the way or can it be any kind of oil
     
  4. sotiris

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    linseed oil also crystallizes inside the wood,making it tougher,By the way , you can apply varnish or polyurathane directly on the wood but you should probably use a wood sealer as a first coat.I use a polyurathane based one, which is partially absorbed in the wood, when it dries i sand it down lightly and then apply 2-3 coats of varnish
     
  5. zamarion

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    thanks alot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  6. sotiris

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    linseed oil has the extra advantage i mentioned before, and its not very expensive.It used by painters to dilute colors.If you choose to apply layers, a 100ml bottle will probably coat more than 20 frames.Other than that, i think you could probably use tumbl oil or even olive oil.
     
  7. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    i have like a 5L can of olive oil so could i just soak it in there?
     
  8. sotiris

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    well, you could try applying a coat or two to see if u like the way it looks.just put some oil on a clean rag and rub it softly, give it some time to absorb it and then do one more, leave it for an hour or so and then check if u like the result.I've only used olive oil on my pipes, so i dont know if soaking work well
     
  9. zamarion

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    i will try and see if it works out thanks