Kolton45

Best top coat for back quiver

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First time posting on here so not sure if I posted in the right spot or not. But I have just finished an archery back quiver made of veg tan. tooled and dyed with eco flo gel antique in the saddle tan color and now it's time for a top coat I tried using resolene but came out very streaky so I removed with rubbing alcohol and am wondering if it could use leather balm with atom wax as a top coat and still prevent dye from bleeding and still be kinda water resistant. 

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When you tried the resolene did you cut it 50/50 with water? If not, I’d suggest giving that a go, the finish will be much cleaner. 

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6 hours ago, heydox said:

When you tried the resolene did you cut it 50/50 with water? If not, I’d suggest giving that a go, the finish will be much cleaner. 

I did not cut it maybe I will cut it and try again one other problem I was having was bubbles everytime the brush was passing over a tooled impression was I just pressing too hard on the brush? I also have bees wax and neatsfoot oil but I have never used that mixture before and not sure if that will lock in the dye or not 

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Resolene does tend to want to bubble up over tooling. Cutting it 50/50 and using soft, long strokes of the brush to apply 2-3 separate thin coats will give you a much better experience with the resolene. Your leather balm with atom wax can be a good finish coat. Of the 3 finishes you’ve mentioned you have, resolene is the only “sealer” in the bunch. 

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Thank you for the advise and information I'll let you know how I make out with it 

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