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Cork Sealer
Posted by: Gary Schembs (---)
Date: September 06, 2018 04:10PM

On a cork handle that has the regular light colored cork and the dark rubberized butcap and inlays do you coat everything or just the light colored cork?

Thanks,Gary

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: September 06, 2018 04:50PM

Everything. At least I do.

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: Gary Schembs (---)
Date: September 06, 2018 04:54PM

Thanks

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 06, 2018 05:51PM

I do it all also.
Norm

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---)
Date: September 06, 2018 06:34PM

I like the cork only.
I leave the rubberized cork un-coated. Just my preference. It gets dark.
Herb

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: Ray Zarychta (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: September 07, 2018 09:34AM

Like Herb, just the light cork. Favorite product is Birchwood- Casey Tru Oil.

Ray Zarychta
Glastonbury, CT

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: September 07, 2018 11:46AM

Gary

A past post I asked about tung oil to seal the cork and received many pros, cons and suggestions which were well received.
I said I would try the tung oil and report back. I tried it on burl cork and I like the results. It turned the cork darker and has a matte finish due to the number of oats I applied.
I would recommend trying it.

To answer your question you can coat all the cork.
Good luck
John

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.drr02.mskg.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: September 08, 2018 07:01AM

Thanks, John. I remember that string of posts. I sometimes use Tru Oil on burl as it gives more contrast, brings out the "grain." Yes the rubberized gets darker, part of the increased contrast that I like. I use just one coat.

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 08, 2018 11:21AM

Some products, such as Tru-Oil will darken the cork. Others, like U-40 Cork Seal, don't really affect the shade or coloration. The ones that slightly darken the cork tend to bring out the "figure" in the exotics.

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Re: Cork Sealer
Posted by: Mo Yang (---.dhcp6.chtrptr.net)
Date: September 18, 2018 04:30AM

Apologies for these very basic questions:

1. What does cork sealer do? Does it add to the durability and if so how?

2. And does cork sealer wear out so that they have to be reapplied regularly?

Thanks!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/2018 04:31AM by Mo Yang.

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