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being manufactured using our own specially formulated
base which give a harder, more durable finish, infinitely more resistant
to marks and blemishes from water, alcohol and heat.
The hardener in the polish is activated by the heat generated
during the application of the
As soon as the surface is dry
(almost instantly) a
cross-linking begins in the finish. It is this cross-linking process which
creates the harder surface. It takes around 3 weeks for the entire process
to complete. However, in the mean time the work can be handled and used
without fear of upsetting the process. Just keep it away from alcohol,
water, etc during this time.
This new formula
is a foolproof, one application, friction polish, made for use on the wood
lathe. It is
(to our knowledge)
the fastest and easiest to use polish of ifs kind on the market today,
giving an instant shine to all timbers. It is used with the lathe running
and under heat, created through friction, it is fused into the timber. It
dries instantly, and can be handled immediately after application. It is
water resistant from the start and becomes more resistant to water, alcohol,
etc, over a 3 week period after initial application.
is a non toxic finish. All ingredients used in
are also used in food, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, etc.
In its liquid form
contains ethanol & hydrocarbons making it flammable & poisonous. However as
soon as it is applied these solvents evaporate leaving a 100% non toxic, non
flammable finish both in & on the timber’s surface.
can be applied over most oils provided the surface is thoroughly dry of oil
prior to the application.
(See Please Note)
complete finish designed to be applied directly to the raw timber. This
allows the Shellawax to bond with, and basically become part of the wood and
not just another a surface coating.
can be used over a stain so long as it is water based. It works brilliantly
Non Toxic Water Dyes
because they soak into the timber allowing Shellawax to bond to the wood.
DO NOT USE SHELLAWAX over oil or spirit based stains or dyes.
(See Please Note)
it is advisable to put in some fine preparation work with abrasive paper.
The finer you sand the better your finish will be. It is a waste of time and
applying it to timber that has been sanded with anything less than 320 grit.
On most work use the following grit papers. 180, 240, 320,
400, 600 & finer if desired. On pens and other items that will be handled
and closely inspected use 600, 800, 1000, 1200 and even finer if desired.
Best results will always be obtained by sanding to 1200 grit
When you have finished sanding apply
FOR SMALL SPINDLE WORK
10mm, (3/8") diam) Moisten a small section of clean soft cloth with
and apply directly to the work with the lathe spinning on high revs. Keep a
heavy pressure on the work and slowly move the rag over the entire surface
of the timber until you have attained a high shine. (approx. 15 seconds) If
you are using very dry or porous timber you may need to apply the
with the lathe stopped then continue as above.
FOR LARGE SPINDLE WORK:
to 100mm (4”) diam) Stop the lathe moisten a clean piece of rag with
and quickly apply an even coat to the entire surface of the timber. Turn the
lathe on, re-moisten the rag and continue as above using a constant, even,
heavy pressure on the work with the damp section of rag. This heavy pressure
generates the friction required to make the polish shine to its full extent.
Subsequent coats can be applied immediately, if required. For
a deeper more brilliant shine cut the surface lightly with 1200 grit
abrasive then apply a second coat.
SMALL BOWLS, ETC:
small bowls, plates, lidded containers,
etc. by following these simple instructions:
With the lathe stopped, apply an even, heavy coat of
to the surface using a small section of rag
(about the size of 20¢ piece)
Turn lathe on and with the same dampened piece of cloth apply heavy pressure
to the surface that has just been coated. Start at the centre of the piece
and slowly work to the outside, maintaining a constant heavy pressure.
Finish off with a few quick sweeps back and forth across the entire surface.
Then a wipe with a clean soft rag.
With bowls and larger spindle work you may get very fine
lines in the surface, this is created by the weave in the rag & the speed
with which the polish dries. To fix: cut the dry
with 1200 grit abrasive or our EEE-ULTRA SHINE then apply a second coat of
A better solution for larger spindle work and bowls is to use
which has been developed especially for larger turned work,
bowls, platters, etc.
HAND RUBBING: Shellawax
can be used to give a brilliant hand rubbed finish to small surfaces & items
that cannot be spun in a lathe.
to a clean soft rag, spread it evenly over the surface to be polished and
buff briskly until the desired finish is achieved. Leave to dry and buff
with a clean soft rag. Can also be applied to the work and left to dry, then
buffed with a clean, dry, soft cloth. Use care if applying to an area bigger
than 150mm (6”) square. You may need to use a mechanical buff for larger
areas as hand rubbing is not really adequate. The ideal buffs for the job
are our Swansdown Mops as
they leave no swirl marks like lambs wool or other buffs
SHELLAWAX CREAM AS AN EXTENDER
can be mixed with
extender. This allows for better use of these products on large turned work
and for hand rubbed work. For bowls over (6”) 150mm diam, mix the Cream and
Shellawax at the rate of approx 50/50 this will give you a runny cream that
will stay on the surface longer and allow you more time to work it into the
Use different mixing rates for various jobs 20% Cream to 80%
Shellawax for large platters etc up to 900mm (3’) diam and larger.
SHELLAWAX AS A THINNER
Use Shellawax as a thinner for Shellawax Cream, which often thickens with
use. This will also extend the life of the Cream.
IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES
THE SECRET TO A BRILLIANT FINISH
IS IN THE PREPARATION.
U-Beaut Polishes and their agents, accept no responsibility for problems
arising from the use of
over: any oil, sanding sealer, oil or spirit based dye and stain, water
pre-finish or any other finish - including, polyurethane, lacquer, varnish,
French polish, etc.
First time users are advised
experiment on a scrap piece of timber before applying
Shellawax to their first work piece. This will give you some insight into
how much sanding is needed, how the polish works, best application
techniques, etc. (back)
If you are not
getting a brilliant finish
Don’t blame the polish!
the above instructions
and if it’s
still not working for you. Try the
more information, hints, tips and fixes for almost any problem you are
likely to encounter
applying Shellawax with the lathe running can make some floors very
Shellawax can act as a
stripper on some painted & polished surfaces. Wipe up spills
If used with a brush
or spray equipment clean immediately after use with Ethanol or brushes
and equipment may be rendered useless if the Shellawax is allowed to
Keep away from:
heat, sparks, fire, flame and other ignition sources.
Avoid ingestion, contact with eyes, prolonged contact with skin or
breathing of vapours.
Keep away from children.