Color Preserver

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narcodog
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Color Preserver

Post by narcodog » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:20 pm

Ok, should I use color preserver on a crane rod, yes or no? I know what Ronbo"s answer is :lol: . The rod has been stripped and there are no markings so I can do what I want, if the parts would come in. :?

mikeytwoshoes
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Re: Color Preserver

Post by mikeytwoshoes » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:38 pm

personally I wouldn't (read "don't") use color preserver, though lots of builders do. I like to see the guide foot floating on the flat.

I would recommend doing some test wraps and varnishing them because thread color will change significantly.
and I'm assuming you'll be using silk thread and spar varnish to finish?

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Re: Color Preserver

Post by narcodog » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:54 pm

Yes spar varnish and I am doing a test using both silk and nylon. Although I don't who the rod maker is I want it to be period. It appears as if the rod was re wrapped in the past. One tip had a tan or light brown and the other tip and stripper was wrapped in some shade of blue. I am thinking of putting on a chestnut color maybe tipped in gold. I have a lot of gold silk.

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Re: Color Preserver

Post by mikeytwoshoes » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:07 pm

gold w/ chestnut tips would look right nice. the gold goes nearly transparent w/ out cp. and I like the look of darker tipping wraps.
my stock wrapping scheme is amber w/ claret tips.

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Re: Color Preserver

Post by narcodog » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:18 pm

I'll do a sample of that combo, thanks.

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Re: Color Preserver

Post by Ronbo » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:50 pm

Color preserver :twisted:
You guessed it Narco :lol:

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Re: Color Preserver

Post by narcodog » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:01 pm

Ronbo wrote:Color preserver :twisted:
You guessed it Narco :lol:
That was not a guess, I remember that episode, no CP, no CP. :lol:

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Re: Color Preserver

Post by catskilljohn » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:16 pm

You didn't see color preserver on Leonard and Paynes shelves, thats for sure. Shellac though, thats a different story ;) . CJ
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Re: Color Preserver

Post by narcodog » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:53 pm

Thanks CJ I might try shellac. I need to go to HD anyway so I might pick up a small can.

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Re: Color Preserver

Post by narcodog » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:46 pm

Ok, I did four tests. test one Gudebrod nylon one with CP one without
Test two Pearsalls silk one with, one without CP
I waited 12 hrs for the CP to dry then coated all wraps with clear shellac. The nylon with CP is bright and crisp. The nylon without CP is darker and not as bright.

I can not tell hardly any difference in the Pearsall. The silk without CP definitely is not translucent.

Does shellac act differently than varnish?

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