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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Just wondering if there's a cheap ready mixed equivalent?

I've seen shellac flakes but the smallest quantity seems to be 250g, probably enough for 50 bars!

I only need enough for one set of bars has anyone got any recommendations?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:49 pm 
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I can't help directly, but try a furniture restorer/French polisher.
They use it in many of the polishes etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:06 pm 
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I have used Mylands Superfine White polish. After 10 (ish) coats it looks pretty good. It does darken the colour of the tape.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:44 pm 
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I got some here http://www.decoratingdirect.co.uk/shop/ ... rd=shellac
Real easy to use , used it on my old Humber,

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:34 pm 
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I got some from B &Q for around £7...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:50 am 
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As a mattter of interest, was the shellac added originally for some practical purpose...such as waterproofing the cloth tape or such?
Or is it a to give new bars and tape that worn shiny, aged patina look?

Excuse my ignorance...I only go back as far as early 80s sky blue Benotto or white leatherette Bike Ribbon.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:21 am 
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sooper8 wrote:
I got some from B &Q for around £7...


Good ole B&Q :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:23 am 
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danson67 wrote:
As a mattter of interest, was the shellac added originally for some practical purpose...such as waterproofing the cloth tape or such?
Or is it a to give new bars and tape that worn shiny, aged patina look?

Excuse my ignorance...I only go back as far as early 80s sky blue Benotto or white leatherette Bike Ribbon.

All the best,


Its mainly just to protect the tape and stop sweaty dirty hands staining the tape but also a bit of waterproofing won't harm :)


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