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    Spray finish?

    I am looking at getting a turbine sprayer and was wondering if someone could direct me to where I can find info on different types of lacquer there are. Is there one that will hold up to daily abuse and on top of a desk? I am sick of useing poly and the time it takes to get it looking good.

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    I really think that anyone going into spray finishes for the first time right now should be looking at water-based lacquers.

    They have improved enormously over the last few years; I have just been testing a new one from my supplier and I can vouch for their claim that it applies and performs as well as an AC solvent based lacquer.

    I will shortly be moving over exclusively to water based. I'm sure that someone will be along soon with a recommendation of a brand available in the US

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    i`m stuck on conversion guns and nitrocellouse.....sorry, not much help.
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    I use conversion guns also. Currently use a Sharpe that I really like.

    I have used some Target water based lacquer that I really like (Oxford). It burns in and polishes out great if need be with regular automotive rubbing compound and a powerd buffing pad. These people are good to deal with and ship fast. http://www.targetcoatings.com/oxford-series.html

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    I have a web page on why I primarily spray lacquer on furniture, and a link to another web page on why I switched from NC lacquer to water based (Target Coatings "Ultima Spray Lacquer") See www.plesums.com/wood/tips/finishing.html It also has links to the excellent 50 page manual on finishing that Jerry Work wrote for Target
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
    (Retired early to become a custom furnituremaker)
    Lots of my free advice at www.solowoodworker.com

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    Thanks for the help. I am going place a order for Taget coatings in a few weeks and try it out and see how it works for me. Charlie, what do you use for buffing out the finish besides the paste? Do you use a buffer or elbow power?

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