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    Re: Amber Shellac

    190 proof Everclear is still a special order item on the official NC ABC website as of today: http://abc.nc.gov/Pricing/SpecialItems
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    http://abc.nc.gov/Pricing/ViewItem/81692

    Each ABC store is a concession so they may make their own rules re: 190 Everclear/Diesel/etc. You may need to order a case through the state ABC board and have it delivered to your local store. If you don't need that much give a few friendly woodworkers a gift or split it with a few of us here...although that probably could be bootlegging but maybe not if you charge your cost.

    If Isopropyl is your choice there are lots of options on Ebay w/o the special handling charges: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&LH_BIN=1&LH_FS=1&_nkw=99 %25+ISOPROPYL+ALCOHOl&_sop=15 It will need to be retarded if you have a large surface to allow enough time to keep a wet edge. You can add a few drops of water to ~1 cup of Iso+Shellac to slow down the evaporation and not hurt anything.

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    Re: Amber Shellac

    I could certainly be wrong, but Ethanol dries faster than Isopropanol. Using solvent based inks in the gravure printing industry, we used IP Acetate, NP Acetate and Ethanol to retard Ethyl Acetate. Using Isopropanol slowed things down too much.

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    Re: Amber Shellac

    Regardless, I just finished applying .5# cut of garnet shellac/Klean Strip Green DNA. Seemed to work very well to me, but there is a small amount of methanol in this DNA.
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    Re: Amber Shellac

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenK View Post
    I could certainly be wrong, but Ethanol dries faster than Isopropanol. Using solvent based inks in the gravure printing industry, we used IP Acetate, NP Acetate and Ethanol to retard Ethyl Acetate. Using Isopropanol slowed things down too much.
    My experience with 99% Iso dissolved shellac was on a large surface (with blotchy curly cherry) was that it dried/absorbed faster than I could keep a wet edge using a foam brush. May have been the curly grain come to think of it? I had to either really slop it on or retard it. I switched to Everclear/Diesel/etc after that and spray large areas now w/o the blotchiness.

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