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 Post subject: Proper use of Rottenstone?
PostPosted: Jun Sat 28, 2003 5:50 am 
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Greetings,<BR>I would like to try out rottenstone on a newly sprayed lacquer finish. A couple of questions. How long should I let the finish cure? Do I make a heavey paste or a light runny paste? Is a sponge suitable for the application?<BR>Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.<BR>Thanks, Dennis<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: Proper use of Rottenstone?
PostPosted: Jun Sun 29, 2003 5:39 pm 
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Alan, how do you find this sort of info (http://antiqueradios.com/lacquer.shtml )<BR>on this site other than by you telling me where it is.<BR>Its not under resources, a search did not locate it.....<P>baffled Uwe<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: Proper use of Rottenstone?
PostPosted: Jun Sun 29, 2003 11:44 pm 
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A lot of radio refinishers don’t use it, but any good antique refinishers will always use it. The way I do it, is put on the finish, boiled linseed oil, a lot of it, and sprinkle the powder on it and use a cloth to rub it by hand and NOT a block because the block will only do the completely flat surface only and not any other surface and will leave spots not done and you will see it!<BR>Don’t use too much powder because you can go though two or three coats and none in some places. You can always rub more, but you can’t go the other way! Don’t make a paste, to hard to control, just sprinkle it on. As Alan said, try to what a week, to be sure it’s all dried<BR><P>------------------<BR>Rick Dippolito<BR>THE PHILCO RESTORER at<BR> <A HREF="http://hometown.aol.com/philcorestorer/myhomepage/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://hometown.aol.com/philcorestorer/myhomepage/index.html</A>


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 Post subject: Proper use of Rottenstone?
PostPosted: Jun Mon 30, 2003 9:58 pm 
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Now for the obvious question: where does one find rottenstone powder? -- Andy<P>------------------<BR>Andy Sorrell<BR>Blacksburg, Virginia


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 Post subject: Proper use of Rottenstone?
PostPosted: Jun Mon 30, 2003 10:39 pm 
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Rockler sells it for $3.99/pound. I buy it locally but it is in their online catalog:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/showdetl.cfm?&DID=6&offerings_ID=2184&ObjectGroup_ID=475&CATID=53" TARGET=_blank>http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/showdetl.cfm?&DID=6&offerings_ID=2184&ObjectGroup_ID=475&CATID=53</A> <P>It's good stuff...<P>Peter<P><P>------------------<BR> <A HREF="http://www.plasticradios.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.plasticradios.com</A>


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 Post subject: Proper use of Rottenstone?
PostPosted: Jul Tue 01, 2003 7:30 pm 
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Is rubing out with Rottenstone appropriate for a non-urethane varnish finish (Bartley's gel varnish- 2 coats)?<P>------------------<BR>


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