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Mylands - Clear High Build Friction Polish Solvent Based 500 ml



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Mylands® High Build Friction Polish builds quickly and dries almost instantly protecting and preserving your work while complementing the natural beauty of the wood. After sanding and applying a cellulose sanding sealer (sold separately) to your workpiece; apply small amount of High Build Friction Polish with a lint-free cotton cloth while the wood is turning. Once the desired build is achieved, finish with the edge of Carnuba wax stick (sold separately) and burnish with a dry cloth. A smooth sheen is the result.

  • Builds quickly, drying almost instantly, Protect and preserve your work complementing the natural beauty of the wood
  • When used without a sealer, a smooth sheen results
  • When used with a cellulose sealer, a brilliant high gloss finish is easily attained
  • 500ml bottle
  • Contains Ethyl Alcohol


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4.41 out of 5 stars
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  1. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Not as glossy as I had hoped.

  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    mylands friction polish

    I am very disappointed. For some reason I thought it would be very good. It is not a high build-up or very glossy finish. I find Hut the best so far. Next I'll make my own with shellac, denatured alcohol and boiled linseed oil, 1/3 of each. It's popular and the generally accepted high finish friction polish.

  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    This is the second “friction finish“ I’ve tried, the other was Hut Crystal Coat. All I can say is, run away. I haven’t thrown it in the garbage yet, in the hope that I might find some use for it, but I haven’t found one yet. In this most recent attempt I was trying to get a durable, glossy finish on a conductor’s baton I had turned. Maybe Ebony just doesn’t like friction finish(?) It comes out initially very glossy, but it doesn’t last, does poorly on end grain and doesn’t take handling well. Then I stripped it bare again and reached for my Birchwood Casey Tru Oil, and in a few hours I had a glass-hard finish that was almost too glossy; I actually had to knock it down a little with 0000 steel wool followed by buffing compound to get it “satined” out a bit. Anyway, I’m done experimenting. It’s Tru Oil from now on.

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Product on Wood Turning Projects

    For lathe work I apply at about 1,000RPM after I put on a sanding sealer. Makes for a beautiful finish.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    pen finish

    Use to finish pens

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    It does just what they said it would.

    Great for pens.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Mylands High Build Friction Wax

    Don't let it build up on fingers. It will dry and crack shin. So wash hands after use

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Mylands Polish Gvies 5 Star Finish

    I make duck calls on my lathe and Mylands High Build Friction Polish makes a high level finish/sealant. Dries hand, mirror gloss and brings out the grain of the wood as good as it gets. However, you need a steady hand and watch for over doing it so it dries evenly.

  9. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    nice finish

    this product is great for wood turning projects, just takes a few coats to get a really lustrous sheen, add more coats to achieve a glosst smooth finish

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I love this stuff!

    I use Mylands HBF Polish on my spinning tops because it dries fast, looks great, and gives me a finished product when I take the top off the lathe.

  11. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    A Fast and Fine Finish

    This friction finish is easy to apply on the lathe and in my opinion works best at higher speeds where the friction helps to "burn in" the finish. It doesn't leave the project with a plastic appearance, but brings the natural beauty of the wood to a nice luster.

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    great product

    apply many coats at high speeds

  13. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    great stuff - but

    If you try to apply multiple coats it will begin to streak. You can actually feel them. If they included proper instructions (even bad ones) this possibly could have been avoided. A single coat applied with a very smooth cloth is what I recommend.

  14. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    need's more helpfull instructions.

    Good for the master wood worker!

  15. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I have used this before - love it.

    Used mostly for turnings

  16. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    not bad, water resistant

    I found it is best to apply thin, buff in with rag, then heat polish. The thinner the better. I found with a brush the finish is to thick and polishes with lines

  17. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    High Build Friction Polish

    No usage directions on container, but I rubbed the product into the wood, let dry 30 min. and then polished with a clean cotton cloth, and got a great shine, I added a second coat for good measure.

  18. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Beautiful Shine

    This product allows me to finish a project in the time it would take me to set up for another finish. Leaving the project on the lathe to complete the finishing is WONDERFUL. I have used this on several bowls and even on a couple of pens. I have never been dissatisfied about the final effect on a project.

  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Finish

    This product really brings out the beauty of the grain. It is dry before you remove the work from the machine.

  20. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Consistent and reliable... easy to use

    I use the product on a lathe. It is easy to apply and the results are consistent, providing a beautiful sheen.

  21. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I love this stuff!

    I use the product on pens and spindles. It leaves a great finish and is easy to apply.

  22. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Awsome Stuff

    Amazing stuff. Will put a great shine on any project with ease. Just read directions and go, you will have a finished project in no time at all.

  23. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I use this product as a finish coat on all my turnings

  24. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Beautiful Finish!!

    Excellent finish for bowls, pens or any other turning.

  25. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Easy finish for pen turners

    It does exactly what the catalog description says

  26. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    nice polish

    use to polish wood turned items, it puts a fantastic finish to the wood, or antler. can't find anything not great about it

  27. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    good polish

    use to polish and finish pen blanks, it puts on a terrific finish. nothing bad about it

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