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#3240108 - 03/30/20 02:51 PM ** FAVORITE FINISH **
badtothebone Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 11877
Loc: Ohio, Wayne & Harrison
During this slow time, I'd like to get some opinions from our forum brothers and sisters about finishes. I would appreciate your input for when I get things cranked back up again.

Which type of finish (high gloss or a mellow oil & wax) do you prefer for your 'go to, working class, field' calls?

For me, both types of finish take the same time and effort, so I can go in either direction.

Eye Candy:



Oil & Wax:



Take a peek, and let me know if I should stick with oil & wax for field calls, eye candy for showing off calls, or it makes no difference.

Regards!!!

Rudy
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#3240117 - 03/30/20 04:14 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
GRIZZLYONE Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 3653
Loc: So Cal
I like CA as long as it's not applied to thick. In my experience, if it's applied to thick it seems like if takes a real long time to fully cure hard. Bob over at Rare Earth gets the CA finish right.
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#3240118 - 03/30/20 04:33 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
badtothebone Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
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Loc: Ohio, Wayne & Harrison
Thanks for the info! CA and some other friction polishes rock!
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#3240128 - 03/30/20 07:13 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
220_Swift Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 15682
Loc: Central Oklahoma
You know I like the shine!!!
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#3240129 - 03/30/20 07:28 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
badtothebone Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 11877
Loc: Ohio, Wayne & Harrison
I know you have a fondness for the 'moon' shine........... drool
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#3240148 - 03/30/20 09:30 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
AdamT Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 2580
Loc: Southwest Virginia, USA
Do I like eye candy or working grade???? ........ Easy answer, yes!! All of the above. Wood is sweet either way to me.

The only time I prefer less of the sealed gloss finish is on antler.

Also, buffalo horn is pretty cool when the outside is kinda raw.
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#3240162 - 03/30/20 11:11 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: AdamT]
ohioyotehntr Offline
Custom Call Maker

Registered: 02/14/08
Posts: 5248
Loc: Chillicothe,Ohio
As a collector, I like calls. Shiny or a nice oil finish just depends on materials and call style. As a hunter, I want a nice oil finish. I rarely make any calls with a gloss finish anymore. I just like the look and feel of oil finish on my calls and my style.
On a side note to Grizz, CA finish done correctly is fully cured almost instantly before coats. Thickness will just build depth. But it is hard as rocks. But shouldn’t be used on certain woods.
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#3240167 - 03/31/20 12:03 AM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
GRIZZLYONE Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 3653
Loc: So Cal
Well maybe the few that I had this issue with were done incorrectly.
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#3243643 - 05/05/20 12:41 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
HeyYou Offline
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Registered: 02/12/16
Posts: 86
Loc: AZ
I would prefer the mellow oil & wax finish. Let me know if you decide to sell the one in the first picture.
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#3244105 - 05/11/20 05:47 AM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 1919
Loc: West Texas
I prefer the oil and wax type of finishes. Sun treated flax oil then mixed with beeswax, lets you feel the wood, none of the plastic feel or plastic look.
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#3244277 - 05/12/20 09:42 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
Mr. Poppadopalis Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 06/25/13
Posts: 3236
Loc: Metro Denver
I am undecided?

Why not both?

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#3244668 - 05/17/20 10:55 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
Bear Online
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2181
Loc: Colorado USA
I like the oil&wax finish I dislike anything shinny when I hunt.
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#3245183 - 05/25/20 11:22 AM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
Lefty SRH Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/09/14
Posts: 2032
Loc: North AL
I like the oil/wax finish
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#3245192 - 05/25/20 12:01 PM Re: ** FAVORITE FINISH ** [Re: badtothebone]
Bob_Atl Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2148
Loc: in the field, or not..
mellow oil & wax for the field, don't like anything real shinny ( gotta wear a hat!)
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