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    Default Thank You Peter Coombe!

    I'm refinishing a tenor banjo and have been looking to up my game from wipe-on finishes such as TruOil, but not wanting to make the leap to sprayed finishes. Here on the Café, I came across Peter's technique for brushing water-borne varnish, which is posted on his website as: "A Modern Brushed Varnish Finish For Music Instruments." I am so impressed. The neck and rim are now complete, and I have so say the results far exceed any other finish I've tried. Plus being water-borne, the entire process is super convenient and VOC-free. I invested in a couple of one-inch Taklon brushes and a set of Stewmac's Micromesh pads, and followed Peter's instructions to the letter. Along the way, I emailed him and he was gracious enough to provide a small update to his process, which includes a couple of additional coats of varnish and simplified polishing methods, which I incorporated.

    I am extremely pleased, to say the least. I think I've found my long-term finishing process.

    Thank you, Peter.

    Parker Buckley
    Yellow Springs OH

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    Default Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Are you using the Target Coatings that Peter recommends and if so, which product? Thanks.
    Dan Scullin
    Louisville, KY

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    Default Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Yes, I'm using the EM2000 gloss that Peter recommends, and also the Aqua Coat clear filler. I didn't get fancy with the base coats of shellac. I just used Zinser shellac/sealer. I was amazed at the gloss I was getting near the final coats. It was difficult to bring myself to go back and work my way through the micromesh pads, but the end result was even better.

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    Default Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Glad it work out for you. Now I really should update my web site with the latest mods.
    Peter Coombe - mandolins, mandolas and guitars
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    Default Re: Thank You Peter Coombe!

    Latest mods are now on the web site down the bottom of the page under addendum.

    http://petercoombe.com/publications/jaamim11.htm
    Peter Coombe - mandolins, mandolas and guitars
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