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Robert Schwieger
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Smith's Cream experimenting

Post by Robert Schwieger » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:43 pm

Sequence in using Smith's Cream on reverse glass. Mixture of cream, linseed oil and minerals spirits applied first. Next cream plus enamels applied. Is this second step used after the initial cream mix has dried (setup) or while it is wet? I am experimenting but thought I might seek others' experiments with this process. Thank you in advance.

Dan Seese
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Re: Smith's Cream experimenting

Post by Dan Seese » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:04 am

Definitely do it while the initial application is still wet. If it begins to set up, it will defeat the purpose.
I also like to add just a bit of Japan Drier to the mix so it doesn't take quite so long to dry.
Experiment with it to get an idea of how long your open time it.
Post a photo when you're done!
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Doug Bernhardt
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Re: Smith's Cream experimenting

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:36 pm

Yes ...definitely post a photo. This is something I've never seen or heard of.

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