Natural wood - Linseed oil ; Multiplex - ??

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  1. DaveSteve

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    Linseed oil seems to be great for natural wood.<br><br>How would you finish a multiplex slingshot?
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    varnish, lacquer, poly stuff(i don't know the poly stuff but i have see slingshots coated with it), superglue( use gloves or you maybe glue yourself to the slingshot)<br>as you see there are a lot of finishes, choose the one that fits you best
     

  3. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>super glue!</span>
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  4. DaveSteve

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    If you don't mind asking; <br><br>How would you apply super glue to the whole slingshot? <br><br>Could you talk me through this, please?
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    well, first you put on you gloves.<br>then you take you SS and place it on a piece of board or something to catch any drops of glue.<br>after you did that you put some glue on you SS and you wipe it all over it with a piece off fabric or something, keep wiping or you will glue the fabric to the frame.<br>let this side dry, it won't take long, and than do the other sides.<br>if you have thick layer, you can sand it down a bit with high grit sandpaper to make it ultrasmooth.<br><br>this is just how i do it, please tell me if i'm wrong
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    <div>Works fine onnod, I find just apply from the bottle works well enough. Also there is a thread disscussing different finishing techniques, check it out for further details...</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  7. onnod

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    <span class="postbody"> good suggestion</span>
     
  8. DaveSteve

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    Thanks guys. Helped me a lot.
     
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I sometimes use linseed oil for multiplex, too. It works fine.<br><br>But you need to water the multiplex first, or else the finish will be poor. <br><br>1. Sand the multiplex up to grit 400, it must be super smooth.<br>2. Put your hand under running water until it is wet. Then apply the moisture to the frame. You will notice it feels very pelty again.<br>3. Let it dry completely. <br>4. Repeat the process (once is enough).<br>5. Apply the Linseed oil with a brush. Let it soak in. Repeat three times. <br>6. Remove excess linseed oil with a cloth.<br>7. Sand with 1000 grit sandpaper<br>8. Use car chrome polish to make it shiny.<br><br>You now have a well protected and super smooth multiplex frame! It will be pretty much water resistant.</span>
     
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    Hi DaveSteve,<br>I found <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8_ulK-w7KE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS</a> video tutorial from FlippinOut Slingshots.
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">Hi DaveSteve,<br>I found <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8_ulK-w7KE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS</a> video tutorial from FlippinOut Slingshots.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks. Sure I will watch it.</span>
     
  12. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    thanks for the vid
     
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    You' re welcome mate.<br>All credits goes to FlippinOut slingshots for putting that vid online, he makes incredible slingshots.<br><br>Joerg... You make so much vids, why not a finnishing video tuto.? It would be great.