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Posted in response to Re: making rocks look wet from Bob Keller on April 09, 2012 at 21:51:36:

Re: Re: making rocks look wet

Bob, and All,

I have used the cheater polish method when necessary with great success. My only comment is that you (Bob) recommend high-gloss polyurethane and while I do recommend polyurethane over acrylic, I don't like using high-gloss because the resulting finish can look like you sealed the stone by putting a plastic coating on it (a very artificial looking shine). I have found that using a semi-gloss polyurethane brings out all of the intricate detail in my slices while the slightly less reflective surface looks more natural.

This comment assumes however that the slice is illuminated directly and not from the back.

The only time I would suggest experimenting with gloss urethane is when coating full rocks, not slices. Again though, a plastic-like finish rarely looks good on display.

From George Weissenberger - September 16, 2014 at 10:36:29
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