Birchwood Casey - Sealer & Filler?

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  1. Boolywho

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    Anyone use the Birchwood Casey - Sealer & Filler (clear) to grain fill? If so, how did it work? Does anyone have a protocol for using this stuff to fill the grain. Any pictures of the process would also be much appreciated. Thanks for your help :D!
     
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    We all use it...well, me and Colt. I use it on necks. It's not a grain filler. It basically seals the wood for painting, so that the paint starts building up quicker.
     
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    So this is no good for grain filling? Would it be good to apply before tru-oil? What exactly is it made of? The MSDS for it is a broken link right now on the Birchwood Casey website :mad:.
     
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    That's what it's made for...Tru Oil. It depends on the wood you are using it for and what your goal is. Open pore wood like ash needs grain filling to have a smooth outcome. If you are ok with grain showing, then the sealer/tru oil combo would be fine.

    If using a closed pore wood such as alder, then no grain filler, sand smooth go to sealer and tru oil.
     
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    It will fill grain. Just takes several coatings.

    I have done it before.

    I like using BC S/F to pop figured grain.

    I pour it out on the wood, and spread it evenly with my fingers.
    After it has dried, I sand it flush with 220.
    Repeat until the pores are filled.

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    Where you can get it locally? I went to Academy Sports and they had all the other BC stuff except seal and sander...

    I want to try it on these test pieces before I dye the body since Colt said it makes the grain pop.
     
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    I buy mine in local hunting/fishing stores.

    Here in Texas I have seen it in some of the big name Sporting good stores, but I am new to the area so I don't remember the name.

    You can order it online. With shipping its probably only 10 bucks.
     
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    Here is a link to some on Amazon. It's a little over $7, including shipping. You probably can't get it much cheaper than that! ;)
     
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    Hey Colt and Adirondak,
    When you say you "apply it with your fingers", do you mean that you literally apply it with your bare hands, or do you glove up in some way? Same question for tru-oil. Do you apply that with bare fingers as well?

    Is it hard to wash off afterward? Anything I should look out for?
     
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    I applied the sealer filler with a clean cotton cloth , but I have applied tru-oil with my finger , literally , just a drop on the finger and rub it on thin.
     
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    Yea I saw the Amazon stuff yesterday but I don't want to wait for it to get here. The rest of the stuff will be here Friday so I wanted to get a jump on it.

    When would you suggest applying it to pop the grain Colt if I'm dying the body? Before or after the dye?
     
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    +1. I experimented in applying Tru-Oil with cloth or bare finger,
    and found I got better results with the finger. (I normally don't
    get good results with "the finger" :) I hear that some use
    coffee filter paper for applying it.
     
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    Gotta have a little patience. What's a few extra days....especially when you can't get it locally? That's the power of the web and mail service. You people out in the boonies can get all the stuff us normal folks can get right down the street....minus shipping. :D
     
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    Yea I know...
     
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    Found it locally! Only one gun store carries it. I got him to put the last 2 bottles behind the counter for me. Woo Hoo!
     
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    Coffee filter paper ? Gonna try that on some scrap.
     
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    Bare fingers and soap & water. Never had a problem. I do not like applying it with a cloth.

    I would do it after the dye.
     
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    Nice. Thanks Colt. You're the beeeeeeeeeeest.
     
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    Is the BC Sealer thinner or thicker (viscosity) than regular Tru-oil?

    I wondering if it's thicker to fill the pores, or thinner like a shellac spit coat. Waterlox sealer is thinner than the Waterlox hi gloss finish coating. I don't think they do that to fill pores, rather to get greater penetration.
     
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