Low VOC lacquer?

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    DENNIS KARGOL
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    Does anyone have any experience with low VOC lacquer for modeling? If it’s any good it might help those of us that are stuck inside all winter.

    #87941

    DENNIS KARGOL
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    I need to make my self clear. The lacquer I’m talking about is not made for modeling but wood finishing. It is low VOC. Anyone used this before?

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    Mike Schwartz
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    Dennis, I would like to help answer your question about low VOC lacquer. But first are you thinking about using wood finishing low VOC lacquer on models or just on wood products?

    #87956

    Mike Schwartz
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    Dennis, is your intention to use low VOC lacquer meant for wood finishing rather then models, because of the low odor it has? The problem with using low VOC or even regular VOC lacquers used mainly on wood finishing is the fact, the material by nature shrinks as it dry’s and draws down tight on the wood. On a table or a chair, this is not a problem. However on a lightly constructed free flight model, the shrinking can cause warps and possible damage to the structure. This shrinking is not a problem on an all balsa model, like a hand launch glider or a all balsa Dakota, for example. Low VOC lacquer is not fuel proof, so if used on a gas model, added fuel proofing is needed.

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