Nail polish for finish?

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by CEZ, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    I'm just too impatient for waiting on polyurethane to dry and this is not a natural that I could use linseed oil or wax on.<br>So my girlfriend suggested transparent nail polish, what do you guys think? Will it provide a hard superglue kind of finish? Anyone tried it maybe?
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    i don't know, i would get a similar piece of wood and test it
     

  3. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    It works great!<br>I saw many fellows on the american forum, which tried that. The results were often stunning. <br>Here is a link with shows an example. In my opinion the gloss effect is awesome.<br><table class="spoiler" width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <td class="spoiler_content hidden"><a href="http://slingshotforum.com/topic/21742-portuguese-oak-natural-slingshot-wormy/?hl=shellac" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshotforum.com/topic/21742-portuguese-oak-natural-slingshot-wormy/?hl=shellac</a></td>
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  4. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Shellac? It looks great but it's not nail polish I think, at least from what I've read modern nail polish is made from nitrocellulose.<br>I'm pretty sure I won't find shellac in a hardware store and it's kind of expensive on ebay..<br><a href="http://www.ebay.pl/itm/1-LITER-Borma-Schellack-Grundierung-Mobel-Sanding-Sealer-Holzgrundierung-/330859555114?pt=DE_Haus_Garten_Heimwerker_Farben_Lacke&hash=item4d08c4292a" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.pl/itm/1-LITER-Borma-Schellack-Grundierung-Mobel-Sanding-Sealer-Holzgrundierung-/330859555114?pt=DE_Haus_Garten_Heimwerker_Farben_Lacke&hash=item4d08c4292a</a><br>Unless shellac is just a common name for nail polish in the US?
     
  5. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Nevermind, I had no idea that it's called "szelak" in polish and it's cheap as dirt here.. You just have to look in the arts and crafts section on ebay:D
     
  6. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CEZ wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Nevermind, I had no idea that it's called "szelak" in polish and it's cheap as dirt here.. You just have to look in the arts and crafts section on ebay:D</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> i was going to say, shellac is a pretty old school common as weeds finish. Nitrocellulose is what guitars are/used to be finished with. I think buying "nail polish" would be an expensive way to buy given what it is. Try guitar building supply sites. Shellac comes premixed and in dry flakes that you mix yourself. It's available in clear of regular which gives a nice warm finish. I think it tintable as well.</span>
     
  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    A friend of mine used nailpolish to mark his arrows. And it was pretty tough, shiny and hard to get off <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  8. Mason Jar

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    As a women that has used nail polish not on wood but on nails it will wear off in time chip/peal then your finish is gone or spotty. I would not suggest using it <br>Sara
     
  9. Tysonspapa

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    Well i tried that too, after drying it wasnt hard enough to be sanded / polished. maybe i just had crappy stuff.
     
  10. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Mason Jar wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">As a women that has used nail polish not on wood but on nails it will wear off in time chip/peal then your finish is gone or spotty. I would not suggest using it <br>Sara</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Might be more durable on wood due to being able to sink in and bond with the wood fibers. On nails, it just sits on the surface. Just a thought. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
     
  11. CEZ

    CEZ New Member

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    Anyone tried transparent acryl spray paint?
     
  12. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">Anyone tried transparent acryl spray paint?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yep, works fine.</span>